Tuesday, September 30, 2008
A Wii For Everyone
Okay, this is very exciting...a company called Cam-Trax Technologies has developed software that allows almost any PC webcam (they say 95% of webcams are supported) to track up to four objects in real-time and with very high accuracy and reliability. Essentially, this allows you to "build your own Wii" (minus the $250 console and controllers) and opens up lots of very exciting possibilities.
The way it works is that you download an emulator to your PC (it only works with Windows unfortunately) and build a controller for your favourite video game. While the four objects is a little limiting, I don't see why this couldn't be used for conrolling digital puppets.
I have to play around with this sometime in the next week or two.