Thursday, August 30, 2007

Think but don't blink


My wife reckons I spend way too much time staring at a computer screen.

So I decided to put her theory to the test on the O2 advergame developed for the Rugby World Cup.

The games pits you in a stare-off against some very mean looking England players.

Best I could manage was a paltry eleven seconds. It seems I'm a bit of a blinker.

Great idea. Lots of fun. Although you do need a webcam to play obviously.

But how does it work?

"We capture the output of the webcam using BitmapData. Using the current and previous frames of data we apply a Difference Filter to the two images and then we analyse, pixel by pixel, what has changed."

Pretty simple really. Not!

Nice work by AIS in London.