This project started when a mutual friend connected Isabel and me to collaborate because we had similar themes in our work. It worked out, Isabel sent me her song and we workshopped the video remotely. I scheduled a weekend for a shoot at CMU’s panoptic studio as well as a shoot with depthkit.
Here is a quick video I took of the outside of the dome:
This is 10 frames of panoptic footage cleaned and looped in OpenFrameworks.
This is footage from my last shoot with The Moon Baby.
without cleaning it, it looked like this in meshlab:
It looked like this in OpenFrameworks because OF doesn’t like doubles, I fixed it but simply replacing the header declaring double with float ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
This was the same case with Maya, it was just broken in a different way (mostly the colors were replaced with static colors or half of the point cloud was missing).
I was finally able to get the point clouds working in OpenFrameworks:
Here are some more in-progress shots of the depth kit shoot (totally separate process from the point clouds stuff).
I have started writing about the point clouds compression technique I developed over the course of this project here.