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Beautiful Hoax iPhone App: iHologram

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iHologram – iPhone application from David OReilly on Vimeo.

The above video, “iHologram,” by animator David O’Reilly, is a fake. The awesome idea of using the accelerometers in the iPhone to manipulate a real-time animation is a great idea, and might even be possible in the right hands. But the video was made by pre-rendering the clip and then moving the iPod touch in time to show the right orientation.

O’Reilly explains:

The iHologram app was not real. It was an illustration of an idea I had which I believe could work with the technology (combining anamorphosis and motion sensing). Unfortunately I’m just an ideas person, and I can show how things should look, but I’m no hardcore programmer.

I’d be happy to collaborate with a developer or studio who want’s to make it happen, I’m bursting with ideas for the interactive world, but right now all my attention is on filmmaking.

My aim with this was to tackle the problem of 3d viewing in an original way using current technology, not fool anyone”¦ so for those who doubted but still supported it, respect. I hope it inspires some talented programmers out there.

Get cracking, iPhone developers!

2 responses to “Beautiful Hoax iPhone App: iHologram”

  1. cedgray says:

    There’s some proper hologram ’tilting action’ in Mach Kobayashi’s ‘Mach Dice’ application (at the end of the video). It’s a very weird feeling watching it in action:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v