You Too Can Own A Holodeck

I was highly skeptical of these videos at first, but they appear to be legit, so here it is, folks: the moment all nerds have been waiting for. Some innovative folks have effectively made a holodeck. Sure, it’s not 100% interactive like the ones on Star Trek, and it won’t run amok and cause all kinds of trouble, but this 3D image-mapping projection setup looks to put you right in the middle of the action! Here’s how it works:

In the past, projection mapping worked only from a single, static view point, and thus was very limited. By attaching the PlayStation Move to the camera, we can track projections to screens in real time, enhancing the effect of spatial deformation and false perspective on the projections and allowing viewers to look round (virtual) corners, bend walls, create a hole in the wall, or remove the walls altogether to reveal vast expanses of virtual worlds.

And it lets you be a Transformer! A TRANSFORMER! My life may very well be complete.

Look under the cut for one more clip!

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