University of Abertay Dundee researchers have developed a technique that builds on the virtual cameras used in the movie "Avatar" by using home computers and motion controllers. The technique, called Motus, links the power of a virtual camera using a motion sensor, which the researchers say enables completely intuitive, responsive camera actions within any computer-generated world.
"Using a new Sixense electromagnetic motion controller, we can now manipulate a virtual camera in any virtual environment—be it a film, an animation, a computer game, or a simulation tool for teaching," says Abertay's Matt Bett. He says Motus allows complex films and animations to be produced at a very low cost.
"This tool could completely change the way people interact with computer games, and the way computer-aided learning is delivered to students around the world," says Abertay researcher Erin Michno. The tool uses electromagnetic sensors to capture the controller's position precisely and works even when other objects are in the way.
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