Virtual 3D World
The what? The Kynetics? The Piletics/Pilatics? Kinetixs? Kinectics? The kinnetics? Kinetiks? Kenetics? Kinestics? Kentics? Keynectics? Keynects? What’s the right spelling?!
There seems to be a lot of confusion about the new KINECTS motion controllers released by Microsoft.
KINECTS are revolutionizing the gaming industry. KINECTS enabled games, sometimes called KINECTIC Games or Kinetics Games if they are not just specifically for Microsoft KINECTS controllers only.
KINETICS is a physics term of the motion of bodies, so Nintendo Wii games are “KINETICS games” because they utilize KINETICS, the motion of ‘your’ body!
Playstation Eye games are also Kinetics Games. Playstation PS3 Eye enabled games can also be called KINETICS games. Playstation MOVE system has some exciting KINETICS games.
KINETICS GAMES are games you control with the motion of your body instead of using joysticks or keyboards/keypads. There are quite a few KINETICS Games out there, most are for Wii and Playstation Eye/Eyetoy/MOVE but now new Microsoft KINECTS enabled games are coming out.
So “KINECTS Games” are a type of Kinetics games for the Microsoft XBOX 360.
What’s your favorite Kinetics Game on the Xbox 360, the Playstation, or the Nintendo Wii?
(there’s many out there from Pilates sport exercise games to fighting games to stretching and yoga games and do you think you can dance games…)
Are kinetic games the future of gaming? Kinect based websites have skyrocketed since the November 4th debut but few games are available compared to games for Playstation Move, or PS3 Eye or Eyetoy
The arrival of the Kinect has spurred the explosion of related websites coinciding with its November 4th release. The Kinect is the final product of what we had come to know as the Natal Project from Microsoft.
Here are some Kinect websites to demonstrate this point:
Kinect Fight Game
Kinect Fight Games
kinect exercise game
kinect exercise games
Kinect Game Review
Kinect Games Reviewed
Kinect Games Reviews
Kinect Enabled Games
The Best Kinect Game
The Best Kinect Games
Kinect Sport Game
One of the fastest (if not ‘the’ fastest) 3D renderers in the world, V-Ray for free open source Blender 3D brings the power and speed of V-Ray Raytracing to one of the most powerful modeling and 3d animation systems available.
V-Ray for Blender is currently in
What happens when you combine the world’s most powerful rendering engine
with the world’s most beloved open source 3D content creation suite? You get V-Ray
for Blender! Artists around the world are salivating at the mere thought
of taking their Blender scenes to the next level with the worlds fastest
photo-realistic rendering system.
Developer: Andrey M. Izrantsev
Image by Bertrand Benoit
Image by Bertrand Benoit
I will be adding various worthy 3d images, artistic yet photo realistic (ie lighting textures etc)….. for now here’s some nice stuff from good ‘ol PovRay (I’ll be adding some from finalrender, fryrenderer, and others not sure if to same page yet..) :
The images presented on this page show a selection of the types of art that can be
created using POV-Ray.
by Jonathan Hunt
This POV-Ray picture of a beach of pebbles was generated entirely using POV code. No modelers were used at all. The image features radiosity and focal blur to give it that realistic feel, and took 4.5 days to render on an Athlon 5600+.
by Norbert Kern
Study in atmospheric media and in different ways of “planting” using the trace command.
A recent shot I did. Finally got my ass into gear to start making proper accessories and things such as books, glasses, etc.
There are 3 exposures in this image from the same rendering; woohoo for camera tonemapping!
Blender 2.49a, Indigo 2.2.9
Roughly 30 hours of rendering, though at 2400×2400. I used light portals but am not sure if that actually helped or not.
Comments/crits… (continue reading…)
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3D Digitizers have been a long sought after tool by any software 3D modeler wishing to save countless hours of tedious work trying to manually reverse engineer simple everyday life objects to recreate them in a software digital 3D world. The technology is now here and is only getting better. The most promising techniques use some form of projected light rays or lasers to scan real life objects and create a 3D digital copy. (continue reading…)
3D Modeling 101 – a beginner’s guide to 3d object and terrain modeling towards creating your own virtual world
Well, ok so as a beginner, you’re not going to be capable of creating as beautiful a model as the one above just yet, that’s something to aspire to as your skills develop. (If you want to just do animation with already created models you can get for free, that article is coming next.) In the previous articles I gave a quick overview of the programs I recommend for those wishing to delve into virtual 3D world creation, the culmination of my articles will in the end branch out to real-time game creation systems and highly realistic 3D movies, ie rendered virtual 3D worlds versus realtime interactive 3D worlds.
Imagine, as a movie director being able to use any past actor with just a click of a mouse. The fact is, the technology is pretty much already here. At least for the visual part, we can scan and digitize actors into their virtual 3D counterparts and reanimate (continue reading…)
How soon will technology be able to provide a real as seen in the movies AI Android? Many believe the answer is very soon, within the coming decade. In a still male dominated world, the initial offerings may be something like this: (continue reading…)