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[10 May 2012 | 2 Comments ]
Beautiful River of LED Lights by Panasonic

Panasonic presented a stunning art installation in which hundreds of LED lights drifted along the river. The small floating orbs represented a dance of fireflies with an accompanying light show by the enormous Tokyo Sky Tree in the background.

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[10 May 2012 | One Comment ]
App for Tsunami Disaster Preparedness

In response to the concerns of people living in tsunami prone areas of Japan, developers Nabla-Zero have created an iPhone app to help with disaster preparation. The app can determine the effects a tsunami would have in a specific area, depending on the height of the surroundings. This allows the user to be better prepared in the event of an actual Tsunami.
The app is available for free download in the Appstore. I haven’t had a chance to play around with it. I would be good to see a review.
“AR Tsunami …

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[9 May 2012 | No Comment ]
Today’s Video: Gundam Rises Again

The world famous 1:1 Gundam made it’s return to Odaiba this spring. Youtube user Darwinfish105 has the best short videos of this beast. Even one with last weeks super-moon in the backdrop.

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Desktop Mannequin Makes 3D Posing a Lot Easier

Creating natural poses for 3D models by using traditional input devices is difficult and time consuming. Now it can be as easy as playing with dolls… I mean action figures. Qumarion is a miniature mannequin which 3d artists can use to easily manipulate the pose of onscreen characters in real-time.

“Until now, handling 3D models was in some ways non-intuitive and difficult. Also, depending on the software, dragging can make movements unnatural. So we wanted to handle models more intuitively, by moving a mannequin. That’s why we’ve made QUMARION.”
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