Basement Holodeck With Playstation Move And EyeToy

A "holodeck" that could work in your basement was created using a Playstation Move and EyeToy cameras. Take a look at the following videos, which are presented without benefit of post-production special effects

(Holodeck With Playstation Move And Eyetoy videos)

This technique, called "projection mapping," has become more common in advertising recently, but has always been limited by the effect only being visible from a single, static point. The production team found a way around this using Sony's Playstation Move. To create the short videos, the team connected a Steadicam to several Playstation Move controllers that were synced up with EyeToy cameras situated around the set. These devices tracked the movement of the camera to adjust the angle of the background visuals on the fly, giving the scenes a more realistic handheld look. The rest of the action is filled in by creative props and some on-screen manipulation by extras.

SF fans recall predecessors to the idea of a "holodeck" as presented in the 1987 pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Read about the Veldt from Ray Bradbury's 1951 novel The Illustrated Man and dimensino from the 1961 novel Time is the Simplest Thing, by Clifford Simak.

Via Gizmag.

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