In “Once Again, A Farewell to Cambridge” (“再别康桥”, 1928), Xu Zhimo (徐志摩) wrote, “By waving my hands / I am saying goodbye to the rosy cloud in the western sky” (“我轻轻的招手 / 作别西天的云彩”). While gesture interaction with the cloud only happens in a poet’s works, in reality the Intel® Perceptual Computing SDK 2013 creates a new world of interactivity with Intel® Core™ processor based applications.
The world’s largest game developer conference is officially over, and what a week it was! From perceptual computing to game engines to HTML5, there was a lot going on. Let’s take a look at some of the Intel®-related highlights from this busy week in San Francisco.
Intel Perceptual Computing Developer Day
Hey everyone, chip from Sixense reporting in once again. Wow, I am beat. Two days after GDC and my feet are still throbbing. I slept most of Saturday away and now here I am wide awake on on Sunday night with a messed-up sleep schedule. This seems like as good a time as any to write our blog post. At least by writing it now, I can sleep in a bit longer tomorrow.
For week six Chris and Aaron made the trek out to San Fransisco to the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) where they showed the latest version of our game Kiwi Catapult Revenge. The feedback we got was amazing! People were blown away at the head tracking performance that we’ve achieved, and everyone absolutely loved our unique art style. While the controls were a little difficult for some, that allowed us to gain some much needed insight into how to best fine tune the face tracking and the smartphone accelerometer inputs to make a truly killer experience.
Win8 is proposing a beautiful and fluid user interface because users want more than just a tool.
Win8 is designed for touch, but is also working great with a touchpad and keyboard : that's the "no compromise" Win8 strategy.
Ultrabooks, tablets, convertibles and detachables
Here are my entries for the Perceptual Challenge submitted a few Wednesday's ago. To add more value to the Show&Tell, I thought I’d also include my lessons learned while making each of these apps.
Frankly, the API and SDK for developing with Unity and the Perc, are well-written and comprehensive all things considered. I do not know about other teams, but from my perspective, this is far from the wild west of experimental programming back in the 8 bit and 16 bit Amiga days of copper list hacking and trial and error pioneering stuff.