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Project Natal does 'Head-Tracking' like Johnny Lee!

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http://kotaku.com/5275204/testing-molyneuxs-milo-a-virtual-boy-with-yes-a-dog

On the TV, a boy, Milo, sat on a swing hanging from a tree. Molyneux asked me to stand up in front of the TV and to begin looking around. The game was using head-tracking technology, I discovered. Leaning my head to the left or right — or backing away or walking closer to the TV — smoothly adjusted the game's camera angle. The tracking was responsive and intuitive.

 

This will definitely change the way of playing FPS!



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Wasn't head tracking supposed to project the image in 3D also?



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^^

Hmm I think not.

To bad that asian guy saw his original idea with the Wiimote ripped off :

Hope he gets some recognition for it though, its not fair.



LOL

I really see myself looking behind me :

hey, where is the TV screen !!!!!!!!!!



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Onyxmeth said:

Wasn't head tracking supposed to project the image in 3D also?

Not really. Think about Webcam and think about Johnny Lee's device, you will know the different.



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Keep_the_change said:
^^

Hmm I think not.

To bad that asian guy saw his original idea with the Wiimote ripped off :

Hope he gets some recognition for it though, its not fair.

I just watched the video again on Youtube. It's supposed to project the image in 3D when you do head tracking. Go watch the video again.



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Onyxmeth said:

Wasn't head tracking supposed to project the image in 3D also?

Not exactly, but given that the perspective of the image on screen changed with movements of your head it gave a much better illusion of 3D than you normally get on a TV.  Our brain inherently knows that TV images aren't 3d because when viewed from the side the image doesn't change. 

I'd imagine the Natal would be capable of head-tracking in the same way as the Wii demo but the particular piece of software would have to be programmed to do so and perhaps it just failed to do it as effectively as the Johnny Lee demo.   In order for the 3D effect to be apparent he hooked the LED source up to the camera so as he moved the camera it changed the image on screen.  If all we have seen so far is images taken from the screen it would not look as effective.