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« on: July 14, 2006, 08:28:51 PM »

These things give me a massive headache, but I imagine this took a great deal of work.

http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/virtual-reality-super-mario
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006, 12:49:44 AM »

That's funny as hell. And impressive on a technical standpoint.

But, yes, these things always gave me a headache, too. Just never understood the fun about VR.
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 04:49:05 AM »

I'm glad they show the person playing the Nintendo Wii in the bottom right. :twisted:
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 05:37:41 AM »

That looks like absolutely no fun at all.
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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2006, 06:06:37 AM »

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That looks like absolutely no fun at all.


That is exactly what I was going to say.
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006, 10:06:54 PM »

Am I the only one who noticed that the movements of the hands on Mario didn't always match the movements of the person "controlling" him?  Not to disparage them, but it really looked more like they pre-recorded the footage and then rehearsed how to act his way through it...
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 11:17:19 PM »

It's more like the the character in the game has proportions different from a normal human, and they're using an inverse kinematics system that only matches the final end position for the arm (the hand), not the entire position of the arm (elbow, elbor joint orientation, should position, etc...)

I'm a 3D animator and I sometimes work with mocap data, so something like this isn't new.

Finally, on top of that both videos were probably recorded at the same time, but composited together at a later time, so they're bound to be off.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2006, 12:37:10 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2006, 01:35:25 AM »

I see where you're coming from, Turtle, but watch carefully the latter part of the film where you can see the gamer's hands and mario's hands at the same time.  Sometimes the hands match up perfectly, other times they don't.  Startlingly so.

Maybe I'm being a spoilsport, but I'd like to get Penn & Teller on this one.   :twisted:
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