October 07, 2010
Video: Reshaping human bodies on the move
Built at last, built at last, thank God almighty, I’ll be built at last… According to Popular Science:
Developers at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics in Saarbrücken, Germany compiled 3D scans of 120 men and women of varying sizes, merging them into a single model that can be morphed to any shape and overlaid atop original footage.
The software, called MovieReshape, builds on existing programs that track an actor’s silhouette through a scene, mapping the body into a morphable model. Using the compiled 3D scans, the program can create realistic-looking and moving body parts to the programmer’s specifications.
Check out the project site for more info. [Via Jerry Harris]
DSLR video + RC helicopter = awesome
Man, is it a great time to be alive or what? I can’t tell you how badly I wanted a radio-controlled helicopter as a kid. I think I would have sold myself into slavery to get something like this rig: