Arthur Cauty has created an interesting “exercise in light painting and parallax displacement to create the illusion of 3D (or 2.5D) and motion in a series of still photographs captured after nightfall.”
This film is comprised entirely of still images. All motion achieved in post production. The only time lapse shots are the star trails. All other shots are typically comprised of between 3 and 5 exposures of the same subject, but with different lighting in each, then blended together or transitioned between to give the effect of seamless motion.
In addition to bringing masks and effects to our new family mode, we’re bringing them to any one-on-one video calls on Android and iOS—starting this week with a Mother’s Day effect. We’re also rolling out more effects and masks that help you express yourself, from wearing heart glasses to transforming into a flower.
Hmm—I look forward to taking this thing for a spin:
The developers write,
MATTERPORT CAPTURE APP ALLOWS YOU TO: * Share your 3D virtual tour on social and messaging platforms with a Matterport-generated URL * Sit back and relax, with automatic image processing, color correction, and face blurring * Guide viewers around by highlighting features in your space with Mattertags and labels * Add measurements to your 3D capture to accurately size the space
Engineer and YouTuber Ben Krasnow over at Applied Science has put together a fascinating little optical demonstration that explains the physics behind ‘hypercentric’ optics and how they allow you to see around and behind objects. He even shows you how to build your own.
See their post (and of course the video itself) for details.