Outside the Box

Outside the Box


(4 stars)


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1. Select the camera used for head tracking from the menu. A front-facing camera is recommended but not required, there are options for camera calibration and mirroring if you want to use a back camera.
2. Select "Calibrate camera" from the menu, hold the device in a comfortable position and touch the screen. You will have to do this once for every orientation.
3. If the preview appears upside down, touch it to flip.

This application is a demo for head tracking based 3D visualization. It was inpired by WiiDesktopVR by Johnny Chung Lee (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd3-eiid-Uw) and implemented as my MSc thesis.

Tested on a Motorola Xoom and a Samsung Galaxy S Plus. Model loading powered by Rajawali.

Tags: outside the box, head tracking 3d test.

Recently changed in this version

Sorry for problems on 4.0+, I never had the chance to test on such devices and the emulator is not an option for such CPU-intensive tasks. I disabled using the new face detection API so the main functionality should be right now.

What is more, I don't have any devices with front camera at all anymore, so don't expect big updates :-(

Comments and ratings for Outside the Box
  • (58 stars)

    by David Hounslow on 24/01/2013

    Detects front camera ok but doesn't react in any way. Just shows flat display. Landscape mode screws up the menus too. Basically a non-functioning app on my model of phone.

  • (58 stars)

    by A Google User on 14/04/2012

    I didnt think itd work but its flawless. Theres alot of potential in this Motorola atrix