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The Motion-Sensitive Painting

Still Life by Scott Garner (2)

“Still Life” is an interactive art piece by Scott Garner. “Years ago, I had the idea of a still life painting that wasn’t so still, but could never quite wrap my head around how to build it. After various experiments and explorations, I settled on Unity 3D as the ideal tool to make it happen,” [1] states Garner. To understand how the painting moves from side to side, you must view video within post.

Notes about the project (from the designer’s website):

On the hardware side is a custom-framed television connected to a rotating mount from Ergomart. Attached to the back of the television is a spatial sensor from Phidgets, makers of fine USB sensors. On the software side is a simple C application to communicate with the sensor and feed the data to a Unity 3D scene. The scene itself consists of a camera tied to the sensor data with all lights and objects parented to it so they rotate in unison.

Still Life by Scott Garner (1)

1. "Still Life - Concept." Scott.j38.net. Retrieved on January 27th, 2012.

Photos © Scott Garner

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