September 15, 2015No Comments

SPH Fluids ftw!

The Computer Science Department Team at University of Freiburg posted their beautiful work of Fluid dynamic simulation on youtube. I could watch these Animations for hours, I dig the SPH fluid video of viscous matter shown. Be sure to check out their website too to see all the other work they do.

Kudos to Armadillo Science!


July 8, 2015No Comments

Holograms just got real, you can also interact, really!

Scientists from different Japanese Universities and Sony CSL (check out the details in the description of the following video) are able to create real holograms. The amazing thing is that you are also able to interact with the hologram directly. The system is still small scale (1cm^3) however the size is scalable using better, larger optics and a bigger setup.

Using a high intensity laser, they excite physical matter to emit light in any 3D position. The trick is to induce plasma in air or volume using lasers. Let's see how this technology evolve. Kudos to the Scientist Team and good luck at Siggraph 2015!

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July 5, 2015No Comments

Digital 3D double created from multiple Kevins Spacey photographs

The uncanny valley of digital CG-characters slowly vanishes, technologies of different applications merge and provide stunning new possibilities.

A researchers team at the University of Washington gathered photographs of celebrities and created CG 3D models that animate. Here an example of the 3D digitization of Kevin Spacey, Daniel Craig and George W. Bush, driving whatever "Head" you throw at them. The driven heads are a created from online photographs.

Check out the whitepaper showing the process: [PDF] What Makes Kevin Spacey Look Like Kevin Spacey

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