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Impressive Fake Windows/View

Postby pimptastic » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:11 am

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Re: Impressive Fake Windows/View

Postby eoinzy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:13 pm

Class! I always thought there was a lot more potential in the Wii than just playing games! Really good idea!
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Re: Impressive Fake Windows/View

Postby kegan5 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:16 pm

Is this for real ? I want one
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Re: Impressive Fake Windows/View

Postby pimptastic » Fri Jul 15, 2011 8:18 am

Definitely for real. But for hardware alone will probably set you back AUD$5000. Its awesome but annoying you have to carry the Wii remote around.

Two 46-inch Panasonic TC-P46G10 plasma screens bring the images to life. They are fed by an Apple Mac Pro workstation in the adjacent room running custom OS X software called Winscape. Using the displays’ physical layout parameters, the Winscape software renders the proper portions of the video to fill the appropriate displays using Quicktime and OpenGL. A Wii remote reports the position of a custom-built IR-emitting necklace in the room via bluetooth. The Winscape software uses this tracker information (when available) to shift the view for the person wearing the IR necklace. Sleep, Wake, and Scene Selection can be controlled by a web page served by the software or by the Winscape Remote iPhone App.
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Re: Impressive Fake Windows/View

Postby kegan5 » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:09 am

I assume you'd only need the wii remote for the moving images?

I'd want the aquarium one, although I guess that's easily achieved anyway
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Re: Impressive Fake Windows/View

Postby dingo » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:18 am

You need the WiiMote so that it knows where you are so can calculate what angle you're looking at the screen. Then it can show the correct image.

If you just want an aquarium that doesnt move or look 3D, then you only need a widescreen TV turned sideways and a DVD of a sideways aquarium!!
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Re: Impressive Fake Windows/View

Postby Derickko » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:35 pm

I want to have such windows in my new flat... Good idea!
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