Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Puppet Time is a new project from students at Georgia Tech that aims to "bring the art of digital puppetry to a wide range of users by taking advantage of the motion tracking capabilities of Android smart phones".
There have been a lot of projects very similar to this in the last few years so this isn't terribly new, although the use of Android smart phones as controllers is an interesting twist. Puppet Time was built using Unity 3D; it works by having Android phones send sensor data that controls the onscreen digital puppets to a computer running the main Unity application over a wifi network.
If you want to try it out for yourself, both the Unity and Android apps are available to download for free.