Applications and Tools, Collaboration, Virtual World Platforms, Visualization in 3D

Etch-A-Sketch-A-Prim: Pen Tablet for 3D Models

By way of Pais, an application that allows you to sketch 3D models with a “pen and paper” interface. Useful, I suppose, for rapid prototyping, group brainstorms, that kind of thing.

What’s not clear to me is whether the sketches can then be exported somehow – to Maya, say, or 3DS. But what is clear is the reminder that there’s still lots of room to innovate on the tools for building, prototyping, and interfaces.

ILoveSketch from Seok-Hyung Bae on Vimeo.

I recently moderated a panel at Orange Island, for example, where we got a sneak peek of a Second Life interface that uses Web cams and allows you to move prims with your eyes. Simply glance at the prim, move your gaze to where you want the prim to go, and it’s like some kind of levitation trick.

And I’ve written about this next wave of innovation previously when I touched on:

The Emotiv Headset

Or this “mixed reality” application:

speak up

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