Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence have presented Interactive Dynamic Video (IDV), a technique that allows for objects within videos to be manipulated as if they were in the physical world.
Quartz explains, “While filming a stationary object, the environment around it is used to create vibrations. For instance, to move an object placed on a table, you just need to bang on the surface a few times. To capture the video of a bush, which would be costly and difficult to capture via 3D modeling, the researchers filmed a minute-long video of the bush in the breeze. Then, algorithms analyze these tiny, almost invisible vibrations of an object and create video simulations. Users can then interact with the video using a cursor to pull and push an object in different directions and watch it react.”
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