If you’ve always wanted to try out virtual cameras like the VCam from Intersense, but don’t have the budget to buy big Hollywood equipment, check out this little iOS app called iDevCam that can turn your iPod Touch, iPhone, or iPad into a virtual camera.
With iDevCam you can move, rotate or drive cameras or any other kind of object in your scene simply by moving and rotating your iDevice. This app will give you an handheld effect and control like seen in some of the latest feature films like Avatar and Rango but without the need for a multi-million dollar equipment.
The videos look impressive. The app is available now on the app store for only $1.99.
Here’s a fun new toy to try for the holidays: Holographium for iOS devices. Find yourself a decent digital camera capable of long exposures, load up some cute text on your iOS device, and then watch as you magically turn it into 3D Extruded text floating in physical space.
Magically transform text and graphics into thousands of luminous 3D cross section scans, and extrude them in a long exposure photograph.
Got a digital camera which is capable of taking long exposure photographs of at least 3 seconds? Then you will love Holographium!
There’s a new iPhone/iPad app out that enables visualization of large 3D models in several popular formats like STL, OBJ, and PLY. From a LinkedIn Post:
The application has been developed by the Visual Computing Lab a research group of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) , the same team that has developed MeshLab, the leading open source mesh processing system. We are going to add, in the next versions, more and more advanced and innovative features to make it become a powerful tool for the presentation, inspection, analysis and review of 3D objects.
It’s an impressive app, similar to Kitware’s KiwiViewer, although this supports more model formats (PLY being my personal favorite addition) and much larger models (up to 2million faces). A free download for both iPhone and iPad.
Randy Krum has a nice roundup of visualization apps for iOS (iPhone and iPad). Some are free, some are paid, but all are neat.
As infographics continue to evolve and grow in popularity, so do the different ways we can view them. A bunch of infographic specific apps have begun showing up on mobile devices. The functions of these apps include viewing world statistics, infographic design portfolios, company dashboards, creating mind maps, finding new apps and exploring your music collection visually.
I really like the “Stats of the Union” application from Ben Fry and others.
A new product from HighlightCam aims to eliminate all the tedius work from video editing (for the typical consumer of course) through careful use of some smart algorithms. Built for iPhone and iPod Touch, their app allows you to load in your videos, answer a few short questions, and let their Amazon Cloud-driven service create the video you want.
“Using HighlightCam, anyone can create a minimovie regardless of their level of technical sophistication – we have developed the most advanced video technology available to make our app accessible and fun for even technophobic users,” said Robert Neivert, CEO of HighlightCam. “With our service, you can take vacation videos, pics of your kids, pets or friends and turn them into a great-looking video with the push of a button – we want to empower the use and sharing of edited video for people who don’t want to learn Adobe® Premiere® or even iMovie®.”
iPad Artists, warm up your Styluses (Stylii?) and download the new Auryn Ink app. With features for everything from the experienced to the novice artist, it’s a great app to simulate watercolor drawing and it’s free for the holidays. Check out the list of features:
Watercolor simulation with edge darkening, granulation and back-run effects that all evolve and take form in real-time while you paint.
Choice of canvas texture that affects your brush strokes and paint flow.
Realistic brush model with control over pressure, bristle patterns, and more.
Unique color selector that converts your color choice into a virtual pigment.
Pigment simulation that blends color much like real watercolors combine: the wet pigments mix together and separate dry layers form glaze effects.
Control over amount of water on the brush, which influences flow effects.
Ability to paint with water alone to pre-wet the canvas for wash effects.
Concise control over drying the canvas, and completing (fixing) glaze layers.
Sensitivity to gravity: paint flows downward when the iPad is tilted.
The color blending features are a great touch that most of the other apps out haven’t done. You can go get it from the iOS App Store for free through the holidays, and $1.99 afterwards. Get the full details after the break.
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