Using 24 networked Raspberry Pi mini PCs connected to official Pi cameras, FilmSpektakel, a specialist time-lapse and film production company based in Vienna, has created the very first system to capture and create holopainting images.
Watch the video below to learn more about this unique process, that was created as part of a university graduation project, and even though is very labour intensive provide some very unique and awesome imagery.
The team behind the system explain a little more :
Holopainting is a combination of the Light Painting, Stop Motion and Hyperlapse technique to create three dimensional light paintings. We didn’t want to use computer generated images, so we built a giant 3D scanner out of 24 Raspberry Pis with their webcams. These cameras took photos from 24 different perspectives of the person in the middle with a delay of 83 milliseconds, so the movement of the person also was recorded.
After that we spent endless hours cutting out each photo, so we would have the person on a black solid as background. We then made a hyperlapse around a light painting artist who painted each of the photos we took before according to the current position of the camera. As a result the hyperlapse circulates around a three dimensional light painting. We felt like painting a hologram, so we called it a holopainting. Equipment used:
3D Scanner made up of :
+ 24 Raspberry Pis
+ 24 Raspberry Pi webcams
+ 1 48-Port-Switch
+ 375 meters of LAN cable
+ Canon 6D
+ Sachtler Ace M
+ Canon 5D MkIII
+ Sony a7rII
+ Sony a6300
+ Came-TV Single
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