You Music Video (uMV)
I've had interest in rotoscoping and animation in videos and dance for a while - and I'm interesting in mixing them, live.
- Interactive paradigm
As the person dances/moves, animation or other features will react to their movement, enhancing it on video, and basically creating a music video on the spot.
- Technical Description
The person would be caught and tracked on camera, and we could use frame differencing to track the magnitude of his or her movements and the pre-coded/drawn animations would react accordingly. Background images can be added and changed over time to improve the effect.
View video 'Urban Canvas'.
View video 'Flow'.
- Source Code:
-coding consists of initialization of camera, bitmap manipulating to create motion-detecting/color/background editing effects, and some animating code.
-camera code and motion detecting code is adapted from http://drawlogic.com/2007/10/17/motion-detection-in-flash-as2-and-as3-and-c/, with some changes for color and background editing effects.
CAMERA: -sets up webcam and shows security panel
-code needed for animating windmills and shadows, the animations are based on camera activity level; the more movement the faster they go.
--windmills in uMV
--shadows in uMV_black and uMV_city