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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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Homemade Custom Wii Sensor bar schema howto

September 22nd, 2008 | By Cedric Madelaine

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A while ago during my first experiments with WiiFlash, I have built a custom Home Made Wii sensor bar, I have promised to provide details about this customization.
Thank you to Fabien who helped me build this akward piece of Object Design icon wink Homemade Custom Wii Sensor bar schema howto image
It is equivalent to the true Wii Sensor Bar with 10 leds, it has been designed to limit energy consumption as much as possible. It uses 2 AAA batteries.

Find below more information about how to make your own Wii captor bar:
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