Computer trickery makes these shadows 'dance'

You know how to turn crooked vases into an interesting art installation that remind us of Beauty and the Beast’s singing pots and candlesticks? We’d like to say magic, but since we don’t live in a Disney movie, the right answer is motion tracking and real-time 3D rendering. The installation’s creators, artist Laurent Craste and digital agency Dpt., used a hidden projector to make the vases’ shadows dance whenever a viewer swings the lamp above them. Their movements even depend on the lamp’s swing, so side-to-side swinging triggers the same animation, while a more circular one also shows the lamp’s shadows going in circles. Sadly, you can’t see this in person anymore (it was displayed at a festival in Montreal in May), but you can watch the video after the break.

Filed under:


Via: Laughing Squad, Colossal

Source: dpt, Laurent Craste

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On