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June 10, 2009 9:47 AM   Subscribe

When Kevin Atkinson gets home from a long day, he likes to play with his balls. "For those new to the blog, I've written a dataflow framework for real-time video effects, plus a number of effects implemented within that framework (some of which are demoed in the above video). In this post I'm announcing that I'm open-sourcing that framework."
posted by lazaruslong (16 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
That third effect = scary hallucinogens
posted by not_on_display at 10:38 AM on June 10, 2009


I felt a bit ill watching the funhouse effect.

I love stuff like this.

When corevideo (?) first came out there was much promise. I remember a plugin that made fire on the movements. It was pretty neat, but it wasn't up to the professional level of this.

Was there a tech support area? I downloaded a couple things, but so far seem to just be apps with these effect. Will look more. Neat stuff.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:44 AM on June 10, 2009


When Kevin Atkinson gets home from a long day, he likes to play with his balls.

Well, so do I, but I don't notice anyone writing a fucken' FPP about me.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 11:02 AM on June 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Also, that's amazingly cool.
posted by Turtles all the way down at 11:04 AM on June 10, 2009


I've seen his work before but the open sourcing is new. Cool!
posted by chairface at 11:47 AM on June 10, 2009


BE GONE FOUL BESPECTACLED SORCERER!
posted by The Whelk at 12:01 PM on June 10, 2009


Frankly, I'm not sure why Turtles all the way down likes to play with Kevin Atkinson's balls but am afraid to ask.
posted by ooga_booga at 12:47 PM on June 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


When I get home from a long day of work I would prefer if someone else would play with my balls.
posted by spicynuts at 12:53 PM on June 10, 2009


When I get home from a long day of work I would prefer if someone else would play with my balls. posted by spicynuts at 12:53 PM on June 10 [+] [!]

There is a certain amount of humor to be derived from the fact that your username serves as a double entendre in much the same manner as your comment.
posted by katillathehun at 1:01 PM on June 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


As cool as those effects are - and they are very, very cool - One thing that was immediately evident was that they were operating on the rasterized output. I'd really, really love to see some more computer-vision work done to comprehend spatial depth in the image and modulate effects based on that as well.
posted by Fraxas at 1:29 PM on June 10, 2009


As cool as those effects are - and they are very, very cool - One thing that was immediately evident was that they were operating on the rasterized output. I'd really, really love to see some more computer-vision work done to comprehend spatial depth in the image and modulate effects based on that as well.

I do not know what this means, but I really want to.
posted by lazaruslong at 1:44 PM on June 10, 2009


Does he have an installation in the Houston airport? I was there a few weeks ago and they have a sunset projected onto a wall that does a similar water/ripple effect when you move between the projector and the wall.
posted by turbodog at 2:15 PM on June 10, 2009


I saw the same thing at the...Minneapolis airport? Or it might have been San Francisco. Pretty cool, it was with rose petals that you could manipulate with your hands like these vids.
posted by lazaruslong at 2:27 PM on June 10, 2009


lazaruslong: "
I do not know what this means, but I really want to.
"

Currently, the software works with a simple field of pixels. Fraxas wants to first convert the pictures into 3d models of the video, then process that.
posted by pwnguin at 9:28 AM on June 11, 2009


Also, I've been looking around for dataflow frameworks. I'll have to add this one to the list.
posted by pwnguin at 10:30 AM on June 11, 2009


Very smooth for realtime, but way too much talking without saying anything. Ooooh "sophisticated" mathematics, huh?
posted by mike_bling at 11:45 AM on June 11, 2009


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