HTML5 Post Experiment

HTML experiment

EDIT:this was intended as an embedded HTML window…it no work.

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Initial Diagram for Non-Visual Wayfinding

Well, there are some other ideas out there, this is in no way new, but I was thinking about a project I’ve been considering—a website for blind children where they can explore interactive audio books with a non-visual interface—and the idea of wayfinding with sound came into my head. I know it sounds sorta goofy, and I am not the first person to consider it, but it’s an interesting idea, and somewhat related to the non-visual web interface, so I am trying to build a prototype using Construct, which is primarily for making games…BUT I figured, the prototype will be 2D, so maybe I could incorporate it into my next game…OR maybe it will develop a proof-of-concept for my non-visual web interface…but any way, here’s a little diagram for how it might work…

Distance is broken up incrementally, where objects in each radius would produce a pitch, the closer the object, the higher the pitch. In addition to this, proximity would control a totally analog volume attenuation, the farther away, the quieter the volume. And of course the positions of object would be mapped to the left or right of you, so that the tone is emitted by the left or right channel. I am still trying to figure out how to convert the object/person angle into a dynamic panning intensity (how far L or R the volume is).

A scan wouldbe taken of the left and right fields simultaneously, producing a balanced pulse every second, rather than a dizzying sweep from L to R. Unfortunately, construct exports to .EXE files…but I’ll try to post video captures! Here goes ANOTHER side project…

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3D Effect Final Test of Round 1

This is my final test of Round 1 for a 3D effect. I spent 0 dollars, used 2 borrowed iPhones, Automator on the mac, and just a little help from After Effects to kill the color and export to frames. I’ve concluded that the best use for this method is to isolate an instance of stop-motion, pause on that instance for a 3-D effect, and continue with a standard 2-D stop-motion. Round 2 of experimenting will be an attempt at creating an interesting and valuable piece of stop-motion that contains a handful of 3-D instances.

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3D Effect Test 3

it’s getting there. I think i’ve concluded the best way to use this would be to do a stop motion video (or just film with one camera and then take out some frames) until a certain moment, say an action moment, and then “pause” the video and stutter between two vantage points to produce a temporary paused moment in “3D”…does that make any sense?

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3D Effect Test 2

Once again, this might be a little wacky to look at…

Cropped the same footage, tried to align some things…test 3 coming soon.

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3D Effect Test 1

WARNING! Do not watch this if you have epilepsy or sensitivity to flashing light…

I don’t know if this is actually a risk for epileptics…but it def. seems like it might be. NONETHELESS I think it shows promise. This rig was built out of cardboard with 2 iphones, lenses offset about 2.75″ and angled inward, each about 5 to 10 degrees.

I think with a smaller gap and no angle…this could go somewhere.

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3D camera/gif experiment.

it's either going to be cool...or epileptic...or both.

Here’s a diagram for something I would like to try with 2 DSLRs. I know this is essentially what a 3D camera is, but I have no understanding of how stereoscopic post-production works…BUT, here’s what I’d like to try: use the same principle that’s been used in stereo-opticons and “3D” GIF files like this, this, or this…except hopefully, modern FPS settings and a more precise rig could yield smoother results…?

1.Using this rig, begin filming with both cameras in a dark, or mostly dark room, and then turn on a bright light, to create a reference point on both cameras at the same instance.

2. Film a small segment.

3. Import both segments as 2 separate layers in After Effects, align the reference points created earlier by turning on the light.

4. Export each segment as a sequence of JPGs to two folders, “A” and “B”

5. Use ‘Automator’ to rename all “A” files numerically, to be “1.jpg” “2.jpg” 3.jpg” etc.

6. Rename all “B” files the same, then use a similar ‘Automator’ function to add a “-2” before all “B” extensions, resulting in “1-2.jpg” “2-2.jpg” “3-2.jpg”.

7. Drop all “B” files into the “A” folder, creating a sequence like: “1.jpg” then “1-2.jpg” “2.jpg” then 2-2.jpg” etc.

8. Re-import all frames from “A” folder (now containing all “A” and “B” files) into ONE sequence.

9. Export as .mov …enjoy?

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