Webcam Sampling

Did you know that this is doable from within Blender? I added a new chapter to The Warrior-Poet’s Guide on it tonight. It shows how to access OpenCV, the binding standard of computer vision, from Python; it also shows how to use ffmpeg to stream webcam data directly into Blender.

Either contains a world of possibilities for image manipulation. OpenCV and ffmpeg both support a variety of concurrent devices, in different manners. In fact, I made a note at the end about someday dedicating a Warrior-Poet’s Guide to each of them. This opens up a range of possibilities for 3D image processing.

My web camera, projected onto the surface of a beveled cube, in quasi-Predator-Vision.

Purchase the book on Amazon to gain access to this wonderful trick. I can’t wait to see what people start doing with it!

Published by Michael Macha

I'm a game developer for both mobile and PC. My education is in physics, journalism, and neuroscience. Founder and CEO of Frontier Medicine Entertainment, located in the beautiful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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