By combining the Intel RealSense 3D camera technology and Fallout 4 game at the 2016 CES, some video game effects can be witnessed as you personalize your Vault 111 dweller’s face with your personal grim expression, according to The Verge. Of course, in the gloom of the wasteland environment, you can always smile. Although Raiders of the wasteland may further find a reason to blast that smile right off your face.
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A technology demonstration of the RealSense 3D camera with an HP tablet that has an Intel processor can be utilized to take 360 degree pictures from all around the subject as they remain sitting still. There is then a 3D scan of the head collected that can be utilized with the Uraniom software to incorporate the subject’s likeness into the game with Intel’s technology.
Fallout 4, being a three-dimensional game, has just gotten more interesting with the lone wanderer in it, only this time you can look at yourself blast super mutants, raiders, and death claws. Of course, one would have to be rather into themselves to spend the money on the technology, right? If you have the cash to burn, why not?
Sam Byford of The Verge was on location at the CES and gave his input on the technology.
“Now, this is something that video games have been trying to push forever, but in this case I’ll have to say it’s a pretty effective use.”
That said, the Intel RealSense 3D camera smartphones will be coming out with a price tag of $399. This will be on an Android phone with a six-inch screen and a resolution of 2560 x 1440-pixels. The function of the camera has the ability to capture 10 million points per second with a two-megapixel camera in the front and a 10-megapixel in the rear, according to CIO.
Though the phone technology is capable of only a 3G connection, it was demonstrated in virtual reality headset at the 2016 CES. An interesting feature of the Intel RealSense Technology is the ability to figure out the dimensions of an object. Perhaps this could even be utilized in the recently developed 3D smartphone printing technology developed by Taiwan students where they developed a way to use a smartphone’s visible light to harden resin after the object has been scanned into the phone. Professor Jeng is hopeful this come to fruition and it looks like Intel will have such a phone available, according to The Inquisitr.
Some situations using Intel RealSense can be for the purpose of VR (Virtual Reality), using a headset for such a purpose. The company of IonVR allows for an immersible environment using the RealSense technology by making users aware of the environment around them via a VR headset. A press release states how amazing such an achievement of Intel has been realized.
“It’s an incredible immersive VR experience where people can literally walk around, reach out and touch something. With this new technology, users can be aware of the real-world obstacles while being fully immersed in a virtual reality experience.”
The 3D camera used with the headset basically let’s you see the world around you in a digital format, and with it you can avoid bumping into anything in your house. The IonVR retails for $229 and can be used in conjunction with the developer kit for the smartphone at $399. Plans are also in the works to gauge the mood of the user.
The Intel RealSense is definitely an achievement, but the smartphone portion of it isn’t meant for the regular consumer, as it’s part of the developer kit in addition to it the Google Project Tango, according to CIO.
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