Epic Games’ RealityScan can already turn photos into high-fidelity 3D models, and now, MetaHuman animator can transform iPhone video into 3D movement required by AAA game developers as well as Hollywood filmmakers. This tool essentially creates a MetaHuman Identity of your performer, or a mesh that has the same topology and shares the same standard rig as all MetaHumans.
With John Wick: Chapter 4 hitting theaters this weekend, it’s only fitting that rumors of a new game based on the character start swirling. Producer Erica Lee says Lionsgate is currently working on a video game, but did not provide any additional details. Fortunately, TeaserPlay shows us what an open-world John Wick action game could look like if it were made in Unreal Engine 5.
Your eyes aren’t playing tricks, the JetCar ‘Vette’ is the world’s first and only Corvette C8 jet ski. Unfortunately, the jet ski conversion replaced the 6.2L V8 with a Yamaha-sourced 1.8L four-cylinder engine making 180 horsepower, but you have to remember that this is more than enough for a 1,200-pound watercraft.
The shape-shifting T-1000 robot can escape from behind bars, but this flexible soft robotic caterpillar can sneak beneath them. North Carolina State University researchers have created a soft robot capable of moving forward, backward and under narrow spaces, thqanks to silver nanowires that use heat to control the way it bends.
Thought-controlled robotic arms are one thing, this new biosensor technology by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) makes mind-controlled robots a reality. Simply put, this hands-free, voice-free technology can work outside laboratory settings, anytime, anywhere, even in battle. It makes interfaces like consoles, keyboards, touchscreens, hand-gesture recognition and other input devices redundant.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 Console God of War Ragnarök Bundle includes the highly-rated game, and you can get it for $509.99 shipped, today only, originally $559.99. This bundle includes the PS5 console, DualSense Wireless Controller, Base, HDMI Cable, AC power cord, USB cable, and a God of War Ragnarok full game voucher, the latter of which requires a PlayStation Network account to redeem. Product page.
Before we could think about Rolls-Royce’s nuclear micro-reactor, astronauts need a lunar base for research as well as living purposes, and that’s where GITAI comes in. The Torrance-based startup recently built a lunar base in a simulated Moon surface environment using their inchworm-type robotic arm equipped with “grapple end-effectors” on both ends of the arm.
Remember that 16.7-pound meteorite discovered in Antarctica? It might be more interesting than you think, or at least in the form of a Coperni Meteorite Bag. The French accessories brand wanted to combine archaeology, design, classic and primitive art into an unusual fashion piece, resulting in a 9 x 12 x 23 cm bag that weighs a hefty 4.4-pounds empty.
A Blu-ray laser scanning microscope is good for hobby use, while images captured with this gigapixel 3D microscope resemble human vision by merging multiple viewpoints together. Duke University engineers basically combined 24 smartphone cameras into a single platform and stitched their images together, thus creating a single camera capable of taking gigapixel images over an area about the size of a sheet of paper.
Epic Games showcased Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) at their State of Unreal 2023 keynote and this tool lets developers design, develop, and publish content into the game, alongside Fortnite’s existing Creative toolset. Over time, UEFN will have most of the same tools found in Unreal Engine 5.