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Pixelisation [PersonRank 1]

Monday, July 14, 2008
16 years ago4,049 views

Google partnered with Radiohead to release a dynamic data vizualisation viewer of the last radiohead's clip.

Here's the dedicated page to discover the tools used for the clip and to download the data obtained via lasers (head shape, a street view and and a place view).
Google code's project page:
Data viewer:

I fear the 3D maps viewer for Europe isn't ready yet since thoses prototypes are quite raw and aren' associated with images (which would add a lot of sense to the data).

Pixelisation [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

If you hit the play button in the viewer, you'll be able to choose you POV while the video's running (but can we call a "non-image dynamic presentation" a video?).

This is really promising: imagine tomorrow's movies will let you chose from where on the scene you'll watch the action. But is there any technology that can analyse the color/quality of every points of such images? and how many points can be caught at best for one frame?

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

is there a way to "know more about this technology" without having to play a Youtube video?
Hey dudes, what about accessibility?

Zim [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[put at-character here]Pixelisation: Yes, it's possible to do something like that, I don't know exactly how.
One nice approach would be to use different light sources, cycling through them, and with cameras in different near points colors and light amounts could be calculated to apply them to a 3D model.
Actually, there is software to transform photos to 3D [1], and it works very well with materials. So is basically the same.
If you are going to use just points like in this case, you can use any resolution of camera, and then blur out the image to get smooth transitions between colours and avoid noise.
This thing brought back to my memory Microsoft's Photosynth! [2]



Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

beussery [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Perhaps from Google's "CityBlock Project" or related?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I thought the interactive app was so much cooler than the actual video. It would have been neat to see the whole band play their instruments and sing the song while you can move around them in 3D.

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