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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Next generation Eyetoy

Gamespy are reporting on what appears to be a very impressive presentation by Richard Marks (of original eyetoy prototype fame) on the future of eyetoy-like interface devices for the next generation of consoles. by using infra-red pulses, contours and objects can be very accurately mapped and a lot of the issues with current-gen eyetoy would be ironed out. To the extent that a skeletal animation system can be driven by motion captured in realtime by the camera! as the article says, it seems the future is nearer than we thought.

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