Voxel Trouble

Some interesting bits up at Google Code : it’s my second Radiohead-related post this week, I know. For the recording of the House of Cards video clip they did not use any camera’s. Yes, that’s right. Instead, they used specialised hardware that can register 3D geometry at a very fast rate, and manipulated the information – not only in post-capture processing, though. You can see in the making-of video how they distort the 3D measurements by using reflective surfaces or water.

From a free-software point of view, this project is pretty interesting too: by using the Processing programming language and the data sets (a singing Thom Yorke and a lot of captured architecture) people can remix the video. It’s no straightforward task, but if only I had the time, I’d give it a try …

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