View Full Version : Virtual BBC TV studio gets real

11-10-2003, 07:43 PM
"A virtual studio that allows actors to interact with computer-generated characters and creatures in real time is developed by the BBC

"The Origami system completely rewrites the rules. All the action takes place within a virtual landscape created inside a computer.

To place an actor inside this landscape, the "acting space" is monitored by 12 cameras that create a three-dimensional virtual model of the actor. This allows the computer to track him or her and add them into the landscape later.

The virtual landscape and any extra characters are then projected onto the walls and floor of the studio so that the actor can see them, while the reflective beads ensure that the camera still only sees a blue background.

So the actor could make realistic eye contact with a computer-generated dinosaur, for example. And "collision-detection" software allows actors to push around virtual objects realistically.
>>Link<< (http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994349)


11-10-2003, 10:22 PM
for a few years the only thing inside the BBC news room was the presenter, the backdrop, the titles, even the cameras where all computer controlled and generated in real time. They even went to the lengths of faking stage lights in the roof.

The presenters descibed it as "spooky" :)

11-10-2003, 10:49 PM
Originally posted by halo
The presenters descibed it as "spooky" :)

Because they know that they are next...


11-11-2003, 12:00 AM
No:) , i dont think the public would like a cg presenter...

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