Saturday, May 31, 2008

From virtual reality to real life... (en - Part 1/2)

[english version]

From virtual reality to real life...

The wiimote, as a 3D input device, gives more usability for evolving inside virtual (3D drawings, SecondLife) and real worlds (military purposes). This will be the purpose of 2 posts. First, this post focuses on virtual one's :

The following application and script refer to 3D drawing applications :

Name/Logo

Description

Comment

Author

DAL Wiimote Server and Wiicam for Maya

This application allows the user to control a camera with a Wiimote to simulate the look of a handheld camera. Users can capture these movements for use in animation.

Link(Lang. : English)

Sources / Binaries /
Video Demo


O.S. : WinXP

Author : Paris Mavroidis
(02/20/2008)

Wiimote Commands for Autodesk

A GlovePie script to control camera visualisation of Autodesk tool.


[Wiimote+Autodesk]


Post 1Post 2
(Lang. English)
GlovePIE Script
O.S. : WinXP

Author : Scott Sheppard
(18/12/2007)


And now, to illustrate some videos :

Vidéo 1 :




[Wii Controller for Virtual Reality – YouTube video uploaded by Oliver Kreylos-09/27/2007]


Vidéo 2 :



[QuartzComposer, GoogleEarth, and Wiimote – YouTube Video uploaded by Hiroaki (pseudo hiroaki0923)-12/06/2006]


Finally, other docs to browse :


Type

Titre - Author

Site Web/ref

Presentation

Wii+Mac Book Pro + Dome
Paul Bourke
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Experimentation with a Wii Controler as a 3D interface for virtual words.

Lien (Lang. Anglais)
Vidéo

03/2007

About Gesture recognition and the wiimote -

Publication

3D inputs for a 3D word
Sreeram Sreedharan, Edmund S. Zurita, Beryl Plimmer
Departments of Electrical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science
University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
-
from Abstract :
"...using Wii controllers to provide 3D gesture-based
input to the 3D virtual world, Second Life. By evaluating its
usability, we found that gesture-based interfaces are
appealing and natural for hand gestures such as wave but
difficult to map to facial expressions."

Link (Lang. : English)

(11/27/2007)

Application

Science on a Sphere
NOAA
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Science On a Sphere (SOS)® is a room sized, global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Here, the wiimote is used by the speaker as an interface. (from)

Lien (Lang. English)
Training Manual : PDF
Installation : PPT

Article

PSC scientists adapt the Wii remote controller to steered molecular dynamics.
Pittsburg Supercomputing Center, U.S.A
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(unfolding proteins and bucky balls C60)

Lien (Lang. : Anglais)

(12/4/2007)


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