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Ernest
11-09-2010, 02:42 PM
A Scottish group of games researchers is launching a 'virtual camera' that mimics techniques pioneered in James Cameron’s Avatar. Based on a Nintendo Wii-like motion controller, it will cost under $200.

Using Cameron's Simul-cam, the image is processed in real-time as it's recorded, before it reaches the director’s monitor screen. This allows actors in motion-capture suits to be instantly seen as the blue Na’vi characters, without days spent creating computer-generated images.

And by hooking up a virtual camera – where a computer enhances what a film camera could achieve – to a highly-accurate motion-controller, the University of Abertay Dundee researchers say they've been able to do the same
Kind of important if Lightwave is getting virtual camera features.

http://www.tgdaily.com/hardware-features/52423-virtual-camera-offers-instantr-image-processing

Ernest
11-09-2010, 07:03 PM
On that same line, Razer is already calling on game developers to integrate their non-inertial 1:1 6-axis motion sensing controller. I don't think they'd mind if a 3D-app developer hit the link.

Wickster
11-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Is it the same as this one?
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/09/razer-sixense-controller-becomes-virtual-camera-for-your-next-ma/

I wonder if this will work for LW's new virtual camera system controls. I hope so.

Ernest
11-09-2010, 08:34 PM
It looks like the same. Same brand and product name.

Seems an order of magnitude better than a 3D-mouse (just when they finally were going to get supported!), at least for virtual camera work.

erikals
11-10-2010, 09:34 AM
muah-ha-ha.... me wants.... >]

Philbert
11-11-2010, 08:23 AM
That does look very cool, especially if it works with the LW virtual camera.