[opensource-dev] Externally controllable viewers?
javajoint at gmail.com
Tue Sep 21 11:03:01 PDT 2010
On Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 5:11 AM, Dana Moore <dana.virtual at gmail.com> wrote:
> ditto an interest here.
> Specifically what we are interested in doing is capturing a human user's
> motion via a cam and turning a set of those into avatar controls (e.g., move
> left/right/forward, fly, sit). Any useful inputs or comments would help get
> us on track.
> ElectricSheep Expedition
Am not sure if you could do this in realtime with one camera (without some
sort of wearable tags)
Here is my tweet from yesterday about a Siggraph paper on animation based on
3d #animation <http://twitter.com/search?q=%23animation> from 2d clips.
http://bit.ly/9l5VPP - Their
Mapping this back to SL, this would open a lot of possibilties up for
Oh... and an iPhone 4 or new iPod touch might be a good input device!! I
just remembered that they now have a built in gyroscrope. There is
certainly the API in iOS to send out a realtime stream of user movements...
That would get you something you can intrepret as walking, running, turning,
> On Sat, Sep 18, 2010 at 7:17 PM, Vex Streeter <vexstreeter at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Who's currently working on doing external control of viewer functions,
>> especially avatar control? I know of a few people doing AR sorts of
>> things that would qualify and some of the viewer-plugin and modularity
>> work would certainly help. I'm going to be doing some viewer hacking to
>> allow some additional input devices and would like to be as general as
>> possible (and not reinvent the wheel).
>> Many thanks
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