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Darkflame 2009-03-16 14:45

Rather creepy AR talk thing -

I dont think that sort of voiceover is going to help dispel peoples skynet fears :P

ChaosFish 2009-03-16 17:22


Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 374774)
Rather creepy AR talk thing -

I dont think that sort of voiceover is going to help dispel peoples skynet fears :P

Beautiful video :D (yep, I watched all 17 minutes of it)

That guy stole the words out of my mouth. I didn't really learn anything new from this but it's nice to see someone speaks the truth.

I'm sure he made it look like John Henry from The Terminator on purpose. Also, the guy is from Israel (woo for that) so it's understandable, if his English accent is half as horrible as mine.

Darkflame 2009-03-16 19:42

Ok :P

Btw, this is looking to be a cool AR game:

ChaosFish 2009-03-16 19:50

I'm SO gonna play that all the time and I don't care if everybody will point and laugh.

Darkflame 2009-03-16 21:57

Lego AND AR? And to top it off, that HUD will make you feel like Samus Aran.

Also, it seems AR interest is rising pretty sharply;

ChaosFish 2009-03-16 22:28

Woah, Looks like 2009 is a year for AR.

(lol, eh eer for ey aar)

Jasiek 2009-03-17 02:23

Oh, how jolly.

ChaosFish 2009-03-17 02:42

You know, people don't say the word wondrous enough. I'll start using it more often. It's wondrous of you to bring that to my attention!

Jasiek 2009-03-17 03:31

I changed it to jolly though.

Darkflame 2009-03-17 17:53
panspermia-hypothisis supporters will sure as hell be pleased with that.

ChaosFish 2009-03-17 19:43


Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 374840)
panspermia-hypothisis supporters will sure as hell be pleased with that.

Doesn't that group include all scientists?

Darkflame 2009-03-17 19:48

Not really, theres still good evidence life developed on earth, or that multiple-seperate developments of life are also possible.

ChaosFish 2009-03-17 19:51

Oh so that's what panspermia is. The Babylon dictionary definition mislead me. (it said "n. theory that life in the universe is spread by spores or bacteria which develop in a suitable environment (Biology)")

Darkflame 2009-03-17 20:17

Well, that is what it is.
But it can be misleading the way its phrased/

Basicaly, the options are;

Did life develope
a) Here (earth)
b) There (somewhere in space)
c) Everywhere. (lots of places in space)

This evidence makes b) and c) more likely. (that is, b and c become more possible, but dosnt make a less likely)

The wikipedia artical has an interesting breakdown of evidence;

Darkflame 2009-03-26 22:01

Guess what I'm posting folks! ....yes thats right, more AR stuff :P

The Games Developer Conferance is on at the moment, and a few things are being shown off;

Vuzix Lego AR demo:

Important things to note in this demo is its using a real HMD, but not the cool optical one released later this year.
Also, pay attention to the hand, it moves *behind* the lego...probably colour-keying, but still smart to see in real time.

Zombies and some..err.Racing board game?

Curious ideas. The Zombie game looks basicaly like an aiming/shooting thing, but still pretty fun. The racing one looks more complex, but not sure whats going on.

Odysseus 2009-04-02 16:00

Okay, not hi-thec. But I would love to see the mars crawlers do this:


Darkflame 2009-04-02 18:13

Seen it before but it uber-owns.
I swear, they could make that thing for about 10euros, sale it at 30euros and it would make a fortune.

Jasiek 2009-04-05 02:10

A really awesome document on panspermia, it has some really staggering "news" about a red rain that fell on india for two months in 2001. And apparently, it was coused by organisms that had no dna in them! Alien bacteria!! Why didn't I ever hear about that? No news, nothing!

Finished watching it. Oh bugger, they did find dna in it, I wonder if it got contaminated.

Darkflame 2009-04-05 03:44

theres lots of confusing storys I read about that, and just about all the possibilitys are weird. (dust swepped up wouldnt be alive, and algea wouldnt tend to be red)

However, combine this with the bacteria found in the upper atmosphere recently :)

Jasiek 2009-04-05 03:49

Yeah, I was thinking about that all the time while watching it. That person btw. uploaded a lot of cool documentaries.

ChaosFish 2009-04-09 18:40

Question for all the Darkflames out there: Where can I download Augmented Reality software? Anything that uses a webcam...

Darkflame 2009-04-09 18:47

Well, if you want to make your own AR things in flash, theres this tutorial;

FlashDevelop and all the libs are free, you dont need macrom..adobe flash itself.

I played with the papervision/Flar set up before that tutorial came out and got a working tracking, but my own models never worked correctly.
(despite them appearing fine in google earth and sketchup, which used the same format).

If you just want stuff to play with using a webcam though, theres dozens of random adverts and other stuff. Some car company had one recently where you could drive it around your desk and it left paint trails. Youll probably find links on the Augmented Reality games facebook group.

ChaosFish 2009-04-09 19:32

Thanks, but I was hoping for something simple... my little cousin got all excited about AR and asked me where to download AR software.

Darkflame 2009-04-09 20:44

But what exactly do you mean by AR software? what do you want to do?

ChaosFish 2009-04-09 21:26

I found this and sent him. I meant software that can add virtual objects in a 3D space generated from the scene photographed by a webcam. Like for example I remember I once saw some video with someone who uses some software to make their head a duck or something.

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