tech 技术

robot nominated to carry Olympic flame

robo.JPG Scientists at Aberystwyth University have nominated a humanoid robot to carry the Olympic Flame as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay… <read the full article here>

Bring it on!

 

this is what the patent for a dinosaur suit looks like


ON-ART Corp., Tokyo (“a top artistic structure airbrush paint production company in Japan”) have just been granted their US patent (7,997,991 B2) for a “Costume suit of large size animal.” <read the full story here> @ <http://io9.com/>

Wow, have we come full circle and now the cg guys have to worry??  Everyone loves dinosaurs!

some good tips for data wrangling on a budget

Evan Luzi, who runs the camera assistant blog The Black and Blue (and who also wrote a guest post here on NFS), takes a look at the crucial but unheralded position of data wrangler… <read full story here> @ <http://nofilmschool.com/>

You can’t underestimate this role on-set.  Growing more and more important as we go more digital as well.  This is a cool little look at the position.  mmmmmmmm data….

first digital 3d rendered film

40 Year Old 3D Computer Graphics (Pixar, 1972) from Robby Ingebretsen on Vimeo.

This is really neat. It’s a very very early digital 3D rendered film (family lore is that it’s the first, ever). It looks old because it is. It was created in 1972 by Ed Catmull<read full story here> @ <http://nerdplusart.com/>

I’m gonna come clean and put out to the world my man-crush on Ed Catmull…

pico dolly: pint-sized wheels forcameras

Since we wrote about CineSkates last week, the tripod-on-wheels project has already raised nearly $200,000 in preorders…<read full post here> @ <http://www.petapixel.com/>

I’d take one for Father’s Day.

Inkling uses Sonar to turn doodles into vectors

Inkling, from graphics tablet titan Wacom, automatically turns inky sketches into digital vector drawings, bridging the gap between freeform doodling and computer artwork. It’s interesting to know how the whole thing actually works. Inkling takes it inspiration from sonar, by creating a stereoscopic soundscape of your drawing environment. The pen emits an inaudible pulse of sound, which is picked up by two microphones on the base unit. The receiver can then use this data to instantly log the exact location of the pen. <read the full post here> @ <http://wired.co.uk/>

Wow! Let’s dig a massive hole and fill it with every scanner in the world, and then catch a travelator to our flying car and zip home to a nice home cooked meal (prepared by robot servants). The future is now, and it’s sketchy.