XML // Matt Epler


AR Birthday Scavenger Hunt // Matt Epler

Sae’s Skeleton Tracking

Camera Research – LIDAR // Matt Epler

LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a type of remote sensing technology that uses lasers to gather geo-spatial data. It is used in both civilian and military applications.

The range of LIDAR capabilities is extensive. On the ground, small units are used to scan objects or spaces using a dense array of laser pulses to […]

Mirror Mirror – Midterm // Matt Epler

Blog link: http://itp.nyu.edu/~mae383/blog/?p=380

FaceOSC Tests // Matt Epler

Code for grouped points

5 Examples of “Above-the-Neck” tracking // Matt Epler

“Faces” by Arturo Castro

“Facial Puppetry” by Jason Saragih

“FaceDOM” by Steve Klise

“Face Substitution on Chat Roulette” by Ivana & Jackie

“iClosed” by Justin Lange

Skeleton Tracking // Matt Epler

I have always loved the photographs of Etienne-Jules Marey, whose work had a profound impact on the development of early cinema. I tried to recreate this using the Kinect. Due to the limitations of skeleton tracking in SimpleOpenNI, I could not walk perpendicular to the Kinect.




10 ideas for skeleton tracking // Matt Epler

1. Virtual hackysack across the globe

2. Interactive Porn (would be in conjunction with physical objects with embedded sensors) AND/OR record your sexcapade and navigate camera angle and zoom anyway you want. Have sex with famous people (living or historical!), large fuzzy animals, aliens, whatever. Each would require different poses, would suggest you adjust for […]

“Follow Hand” assignment – Matt Epler

I made a simple target tracker that displays information about the hands position relative to the screen width and height, and the relative distance to the Kinect in feet.

One anomaly was the actual limits of the screen once the Kinect was running. In the Processing window, without the Kinect running, the scale of range […]

Thoughts on Parsing Space – Matt Epler

I’m struck by the parallels between the current state of new technology and the beginnings of cinema. In the earliest decades of film, and well into the 50’s, there was a constant debate around what film was meant to do. No one could ignore the power of cinema to manipulate the emotions of its audience. […]