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New Technology Research

SIGGRAPH 2013

I was not able to go to SIGGRAPH 2013 held recently (July 21-25) at the Anaheim Convention Center but did come across some useful information on-line.

Here are a couple of interesting preview videos

Emerging Technologies

(link: http://youtu.be/wle0bsog4iE )

Technical Papers Preview

(link: http://youtu.be/JAFhkdGtHck )

Other related videos can be found on the ACM SIGGRAPH YouTube Channel at

http://www.youtube.com/user/ACMSIGGRAPH

Other useful information is available from the SIGGRAPH web-site at

http://s2013.siggraph.org/

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News Research

Printed Optics

Interesting research from Disney Research,

http://www.disneyresearch.com/

explores using 3D printing with custom optical elements for interactive devices.

This embeds sensing, display and illumination features into the body of a device using Light Pipes printed with optically clear material.

(original link at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTeXTbXA6-Y).

Read more about the project and some potential uses at

http://www.disneyresearch.com/research/projects/hci_printedoptics_drp.htm

or read the research paper Printed Optics: 3D Printing of Embedded Optical Elements for interactive Devices at

http://www.disneyresearch.com/research/projects/PrintedOptics/printedoptics-paper.pdf

Other Useful Links:

Light Pipes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_tube

LED light Pipes: http://www.toby.co.uk/content/catalogue/series.aspx?category=87

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Research

Mockup Builder

Mockup Builder: Direct 3D Modelling on and above the surface in a continuous interaction space.

Researchers from the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal and the University of Lille, France have developed a semi-immersive environment for conceptual design providing the ability to create and manipulate 3D shapes in a stereoscopic environment using gestures on a multi-touch surface display and in the space above the surface.

The system uses a multi-touch table with a  3D projector for stereoscopic visualisation. A Kinect sensor is used together with 2 Gametraks to track gestures on and above the Surface.

( link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJD9DXDB1E )

The work was presented at the Graphics Interface 2012 conference in Toronto and a paper will be published in the proceedings.

http://www.lifl.fr/~casiez/publications/MockupBuilder-GI2012.pdf

(local copy)