AR soccer on your table? Google & Facebook researchers make it happen

Can low-res YouTube footage be used to generate a 3D model of a ballgame—one that can then be visualized from different angles & mixed into the environment in front of you? Kinda, yeah!

Per TechCrunch,

The “Soccer On Your Tabletop” system takes as its input a video of a match and watches it carefully, tracking each player and their movements individually. The images of the players are then mapped onto 3D models “extracted from soccer video games,” and placed on a 3D representation of the field. Basically they cross FIFA 18 with real life and produce a sort of miniature hybrid.

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One thought on “AR soccer on your table? Google & Facebook researchers make it happen

  1. In most of the examples, the ball doesn’t show up.

    I can imagine deliberately editing the ball out in regular video of the game. This could be pretty goofy looking across a variety of sports.

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