We have another entry for the 'cool things that fans do' category, which is a neverending source of delight when it comes to Nintendo franchises. This time it relates to Pokémon, as most things will this week...
YouTuber KennyWdev decided to showcase his development skills by creating Pokémon holograms, which appear like a particularly neat and fancy version of AR (augmented reality), as you can see below.
In actual fact these holograms are created using a projector and a prism, with the characters themselves being 3D models that the developer created. It's a neat effect, and below is a hugely popular video (over 14 million views) that show how this effect works when using a phone rather than a projector.
It's a clever effect, and is perhaps a nice warmup for the potential treat of Pokémon Go later this year, which will bring 'mon into the 'real world' through AR and flashy programming.
[source youtube.com, via kotaku.co.uk]
Now this is amazing.
Yu-Gi-Oh! coming to fruition. They used the wrong game! Let's hope they don't put on damage sensors so you feel the monsters pain too!
The first step towards a future where humanity is ruled by mudkips. What a time to be alive.
Incredible! I do think that we shouldn't look at this as how pokemon go will be though. If we overhyped it, it may not live up to our expectations. This really interests me though!
Neat! I used to imagine being able to do something like this with Pokemon cards as a kid.
The 90's? You're off by several decades. This technology has been in use since at least 1969...
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