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June 16, 2004 4:03 PM   Subscribe

Virtual Replay - Shockwave recreation of the major incidents in all the Euro 2004 matches. Select from multiple cameras, players' viewpoints or even the point of view of the ball. note - doesn't seem to work in Firefox.
posted by chill (13 comments total)

 
This is so fucking unbelievably cool. To see Sweden's 2-0 goal against Bulgaria from Henrik Larsson's point of view almost made me wet my pants. Thank you, chill!
posted by mr.marx at 4:29 PM on June 16, 2004


This is an awesome link that made my day. Thank you!
posted by Mach3avelli at 4:34 PM on June 16, 2004


Seeing the England goal from Beckham's view had a similar effect on me.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 4:43 PM on June 16, 2004


It works fine in Firefox, it's just that getting shockwave installed in firefox requires a little ... doing.
posted by Veritron at 4:44 PM on June 16, 2004


(crashes Camino)
posted by Turtles all the way down at 5:07 PM on June 16, 2004


Two things...

1) I firmly believe this is the future of sports broadcasting--we'll continue to watch the "live" feeds in HDTV for a long time, I'm sure, but when you play some of the most recent videogames, it's clearly not long before that's a major way that fans can re-visit the action that took place

2) How was the motion digitized? Granted, some elements of this aren't totally convincing, and I haven't seen the original footage to judge it against, but it looks pretty passable. Did they just plot player positions, and generate Havok-like/"rag-doll" motions that matched, or is there some higher-level method of capturing limb positions, etc?
posted by LairBob at 5:29 PM on June 16, 2004


I firmly believe this is the future of sports broadcasting

it's definitely cool to see the action from different angles, but they've got a long way to go. the goalies are completely unrealistic, and the ball movement is crazy too.

getting shockwave installed in firefox requires a little ... doing.

that's an understatement.
posted by mrgrimm at 6:03 PM on June 16, 2004


...doesn't seem to work in Safari either. Bummer.
posted by marvin at 10:39 PM on June 16, 2004


....actually it does. Bloody clever. BBC rocks!
posted by marvin at 10:48 PM on June 16, 2004


very cool to see the nistleroy goal from kahn's POV.
posted by juv3nal at 11:23 PM on June 16, 2004


Related, Swedish Television catches Zinedine Zidane throwing up seconds before shooting the 2-1 penalty against England. (In Swedish, click on VIDEO). How cool is he?
posted by mr.marx at 2:15 AM on June 17, 2004


nice find, chill.

some more soccer flash fun: Torwandschiessen
posted by tcp at 7:08 AM on June 17, 2004


How was the motion digitized? Granted, some elements of this aren't totally convincing, and I haven't seen the original footage to judge it against, but it looks pretty passable. Did they just plot player positions, and generate Havok-like/"rag-doll" motions that matched, or is there some higher-level method of capturing limb positions, etc?

I don't know.. but I think it's a similar system to Hawkeye
posted by ascullion at 2:48 AM on June 18, 2004


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