Live from Max Europe 2008 Serie: First Sessions (d1)

December 4th, 2008 | By Cedric Madelaine

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Mario Session: Introduction

Mario Klingemann/Quasimondo made a session on bitmap/pixels manipulations. It was announced as a session on using Bitmap manipulation and comparing Flash Player 9 and Flash Player 10 with Pixel Bender ways to do this. But finally it reveals to be far more interesting and inspiring, it was about: QR codes, Augmented Reality and 3D. I won’t describe everything in details today, but will do that later on.

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Mario Session part 2: Augmented Reality

Now that we know how to extract QR codes we can use the same kind of technic to track simpler graphical elements, isolate the one we are interested in and use the perspective algorythm to find an estimation from the pespective analysis of where the virtual camera should be and finally use this to build an Augmented Reality view mixing the webcam live video with computer 3d Object (for ex.).
In short, the objective is to track a square on a piece of paper and having a virtual 3d object reacting accordingly to the real movement of the square printed on the real piece of paper. By the way it is a classic in Augmented Reality demos. Currently Mario Klingemann demo is only tracking the shape as a vector element. It is not yet working with Papervision3D or Away3D.

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Mario Session part 3: Images as encryption key

Mario demonstrated in this Max Europe session how to use an image as an encryption key, if the image is not the correct the data are not correctly decoded (he went a bit quickly on this).

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Live from Max Europe 2008 Serie: Arrived at MAX First Images (d-1)

November 30th, 2008 | By Cedric Madelaine

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Arrived at MAX First Images (d-1)

Finally I’ve arrived to MAX Europe. 4 hours of train, 4o minutes of Vintage Tram and then MAX Venue.
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My first impression of the venue is great and I’m looking forward to exploring the venue. Please find below first images of the venue and some of my trip.

I went to the to the Nokia Lab I had a really good time there people were amazing and great ideas came up, very inspiring ideas for mobile applications. Thank you Nokia for this session! More t
o come tomorrow so stay tuned.

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