April 13, 2008

I’m really not your post-crazy blogger type: I’ve been mentioned in the NYT and I still haven’t blogged about it… Tss, tss…

Well, it’s interesting to throw something in the public and see what comes back at you: absolutely not what was expected. The “holodeck” metaphor certainly never crossed my mind a second: where’s the 3D projection? And if you don VR goggle, why would you need a camera to track you? Inertial tracking in VR goggles works since decades now and some very smart folks have made it work within SL already in what they called SL as a Platform for Augmented Reality.

Well, it’s nice to see that this is capturing so much interest anyway. Trying to make things easier for everyone following the project though, I’m going to answer some of the questions I received directly on the HandsFree3D blog.

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HandsFree3d Video and New Website

April 11, 2008

Last month I blogged about a new project I started mid January with Mitch Kapor. We made great progress in 10 short weeks and we have a pretty good set of demoable code coming out now. I promised then we’ll be doing some video demos. The first of those went live this morning here.

We also put together a small website called handsfree3d, dropping the confusing “Segalen” code name in the process (too bad, I kind of liked it… o well…).

More videos will be coming in the next few weeks and I’ll be blogging at handsfree3d, answering questions and requests as much as I can.

Hope to hear from you soon!