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Offline Fredrik AnderssonTopic starter

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Third person
« on: January 01, 2008, 12:49:55 PM »
I got this awesome idea of a project i unfortunately don't have time and skill for right now but if anyone is interested, feel free to use it!

What if you could view the real world in a third person perspective just like in games? You would need you kind of flying probe (a quadrocopter for example) with a camera and some positioning system to align itself in the right way compared to yourself. Also, you would need some glasses with screens on.

The probe could use a system like the Wiimote to receive the position of yourself. And the parts you wear would include an electronic compass so the probe can always stay behind you.

Now wouldn't this be really cool, just to try and see what it feels like?
« Last Edit: January 01, 2008, 12:52:50 PM by Fredrik Andersson »
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Re: Third person
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2008, 02:52:48 PM »
not quite what you are describing but cool never the less:
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/remote-flying-with-vr-goggles-and-a-camera-202964.php

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Re: Third person
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2008, 03:02:04 PM »
Or just be in a big room like an auditorium and have a panning camera with zoom....

the video that dunk shared is really cool!

I am so making that this year, but not on a plane ( thats one of my new years resolutions)
« Last Edit: January 01, 2008, 03:03:50 PM by airman00 »
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Re: Third person
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008, 08:21:48 PM »
That is cool as hell and I want to make one :) Ill make a security robot that I can drive around outside armed with a paintball gun or two that I can control just like that from my basement :P that would be fun!... I wanna do it
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Re: Third person
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2008, 08:26:27 PM »
a really easy less robotic way to do it is mount a brace a back pack and put a camera at the top
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Re: Third person
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2008, 08:28:12 PM »
a really easy less robotic way to do it is mount a brace a back pack and put a camera at the top

but that wouldn't really be 3rd person, now would it......
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Re: Third person
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2008, 10:40:27 AM »
yes it would.

the camera would be about 5ft behind you and above
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Re: Third person
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2008, 04:27:52 PM »
Less robotic = less fun!

but interesting idea lol, that would be pretty cool hahaha
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Re: Third person
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2008, 06:43:07 PM »
I saw this a year or so ago, it's not robotic but it has a similar end result.



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Re: Third person
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2008, 07:23:38 PM »
thats egzactly what i explaned earler
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