Ebenezer doing Thriller via Unity and mixed reality (MR)

Been learning Unity over the past couple of months along with refreshing my HTML, CSS and Javascript knowledge (will post on D3 learning separately).  So I needed something to bring to life so I could learn the tech behind Mixed Reality – like an updated version of Augmented Reality – so I dug old Ebenezer McRae out of retirement https://shielyule.com/2016/08/13/leith-outdoor-gallery-fringe-venue-421/ and created a 3D version of him. In the process I discovered Adobe Fuse (Creative Suit has all these obscure beta programs) for creating the character and mixamo for posing and animation. Now Unity3d – graphics rendering, next-gen runtime, and more artist tooling – is a vast programme and I am only just getting my head around it, but have managed to get Ebenezer up and dancing in the virtual world . . .

All Join Hands art sale with Agent Ali at the Vine Trust

“All Join Hands” art sale with Agent Ali at the Vine Trust in Leith tonight. Contributed some art and did some projecting as part of Guerrilla Projections. Tried projecting across the water to the hull of the orange ship but didn’t factor in the powerful harbour lights (which aren’t on during the day and not obvious) pointing straight back at the projector. I also couldn’t get closer due to the water so couldn’t narrow the focus enough to just hit the hull – meaning half the image was lost above the hull or water. But it worked OK on the bus side as an alternative.

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Nice weather, lovely people, beautiful art and a great night. Thank you Agent Ali x