2nd Semester Already?!?

Yep, look at that, we are in the second semester. That of course means new students for me, and new classes for you!

In Quarter 3 we have a Design Studies class. This is mostly 1A (Grade 10 students) but there are some 2A students who are going to get to play with our new toy, a Solidooodle 3D printer! Read more about the Solidoodle here: http://www.solidoodle.com/

Cool use of Javascript

This is an example of face deformation using the javascript library clmtrackr.

Note that this example needs support for WebGL, and works best in Google Chrome.

To try it out:

  1. allow the page to your use webcamera
  2. make sure that your face is clearly visible in the video, and click start
  3. keep your head still until the model fits your face properly
  4. choose a preset or fiddle with the parameters on the right hand side, to deform the captured face


Even better, Face Substitution:


A better, older Movie Maker for Windows 7

As much as I like what Microsoft has done with Windows 7, the free Windows Movie Maker, now Windows Live Movie Maker has been stripped down to just the basics. We discovered this change in class while trying to layer some audio in a video. Can’t be done anymore! So, I found this page on how to get the Free Windows Movie Maker HD from Vista into Windows 7.