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Mise en Scène and the Extra D

3D is fast becoming an expectation of how we want to consume media – a differentiator between old and new technologies and existing and emerging experience paradigms. The public is thoroughly embracing a shift towards media that offers a greater

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Lose your Occlusion

Depth-sensing cameras like the Kinect give us the opportunity to mix physical environments and virtual environments, creating new immersive experiences. In this Second Story Labs experiment, we demonstrate how the use of multiple cameras helps solve problems with occlusion or

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Point Clouds

We’ve all have to arrange and rearrange things on a daily basis. We arrange things in our personal lives—our sock drawers, puzzles, furniture, or a bouquet of flowers—and in our professional lives—Photoshop layers, audio tracks, the events in a pr…

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The Uncanny Valley of Authenticity

One of our internal teams was recently iterating on a late stage conceptual design for a museum project that focused on historical changes during a specific time period and ultimately ended up with an interesting group collaborative experience. (G…

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Chaos & Opportunity

Creating an interactive 3D map of disturbance zones and vegetation at Mount St. Helens When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, it didn’t just blow up. There was a series of discrete, linear geologic events, one leading into another, that added up t…

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Moving beyond boring old “real:” some future uses of 3d digital modeling and rendering for designers. (Installment 1)

Over the next few weeks I’ll be exploring some implications and uses of 3d digital environments and visualizations outside of the largely accepted commercial uses: CG animation, architectural renderings and the like. I’m sure some of you out there…

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Kinect Fun

As expressed in our previous post, we are really excited to potentially use Microsoft’s 3-D camera in future projects! It’s really opened up a world of possibilities for developers and studios like Second Story. (Thank you, Microsoft!) Here, Matt …

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Kinect

Microsoft’s Kinect, with it’s relative low cost and easy accessibility has opened up the world of 3d vision sensing to a whole new group of developers. While professional stereo vision cameras may provide a more versatile solution, the thousands o…

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