Artist/technologist Erik Natzke has kept me inspired for the better part of 20 years. His work played a key role in sending me down a multi-year rabbit hole trying to get Flash (and later HTML) to be a live layer type within Photoshop and other Adobe apps. The creative possibilities were tremendous, and though I’ll always be sad we couldn’t make it happen, I’m glad we tried & grateful for the inspiration.
Anyway, since going independent following a multi-year stint at Adobe, Erik has been sharing delightful AR explorations—recently featuring virtual Legos interacting with realtime depth maps of a scene. He’s been sharing so much so quickly lately that I can’t keep up and would encourage you to follow his Twitter & Instagram feeds, but meanwhile here are some fun tastes:
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Real-time virtual @lego assembly via @Apple #ARKit #LiDAR #iPad and @unitytechnologies Universal Rendering Pipeline #URP. Exceptionally pleased with the increased performance (and elated to know more about render pipelines). The creative potential is massive! #madewithunity (Naturally) #AR
Now, how soon until we can create the Fell In Love With A Girl video in realtime? 😌🤘