TechFest 2011: MirageBlocks Video Demonstration

At TechFest 2011, a Hrvoje Benko demo of "MirageBlocks" was shown -- a research project which uses Kinect to be instantaneously digitized and represented in 3D.In the video below,you can see how simulating real-world physics behaviors can be used to manipulate virtual 3-D objects using 3-D projection and a Kinect depth camera.The original object can […]

At TechFest 2011, a Hrvoje Benko demo of "MirageBlocks" was shown -- a research project which uses Kinect to be instantaneously digitized and represented in 3D.

In the video below,you can see how simulating real-world physics behaviors can be used to manipulate virtual 3-D objects using 3-D projection and a Kinect depth camera.

The original object can then be removed from the scene and the digital representation manipulated. Of course because you now have a digital representation, you can manipulate it in ways not possible with the physical object -- making is larger, smaller or changing color and orientation in space.