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Digital Dinosaur Puppet

April 2010 – May 2010

Making Things Interact Class – Spring 2010 Carnegie Mellon University
Developed by Cooper Sanghyun Yoo
Instructed by Prof. Mark D Gross
Digital Puppet uses a wood cross bar which has a Wii Remote inside. It has same traditional interface by using vertical or horizontal control of the bar. Pinch the bar to control the puppet turn left or right, and roll the bar to control it’s jaw and head.

Ps. I visited CMU Interative class once. There are a lot of intertesting projects. But I think this project is too easy for their students. Ha!

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Mark D. Gross

QUMA Motion Capture Puppet


The QUMA (pronounced Cooma), from Japanese company SoftEther, works kind of like those 3D wooden mannequins that artists often pose when sketching the human body. Except that the QUMA connects to your PC over USB, and the majority of the puppets’ joints feature sensors that not only detect when they’ve been moved and adjusted, but also translate those movements to the character in your 3D software.

Japan-based SoftEther has developed a 3D motion-capture figure to create computer graphics and animations in 3D. Known as the QUMA, this human-like doll has a set of joints throughout its body, all of which are equipped with sensors and can be moved freely by the user. The QUMA motion capture puppet is ideal for designers and engineers to create 3D CG animation. Watch the video after the jump.

Chinses buddha on iPAD

chinese buddha

Make a wish, goal, or question, and ask God by Chinese Moon Blocks divination to see if it will come true!
Support both iPad and iPhone device.

iTunnes link>>iwish moon blocks
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