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Autodesk just released Motion FX, a nifty app that lets users apply dozens of real-time effects to videos, like smoke, fire or rainbow plasma. The software grabs live video, either from the Mac's built-in iSight or FaceTime camera, or via an external camera. Motion FX does the rest.
Simply select your favorite preset effect, and create an incredible visual experience by moving in front of your computer's camera. A preset cycling mode lets you automatically cycle through effects without lifting a finger. You can also use the Face Tracking technology of OS X Lion to emit effects from any faces visible to your camera.
Motion FX applies real-time fluid dynamics technology from Autodesk's Maya visual effects and compositing software. There are five different video modes:
- Motion Detect: Effects are created based on motion detected by your computer's camera
- Face Detect: Emit effects from all visible faces
- Color Detect: Choose the color to emit effects from the video feed
- Effect Paint: Paint effects using your mouse or trackpad
- Video Warp: Warp live video using your mouse or trackpad
The Mac team at Autodesk has been very busy lately, last week introducing new versions of AutoCAD LT and its flagship AutoCAD product for Mac, including offering AutoCAD LT on the Mac App Store for $899.99.

Motion FX is available free on the Mac App Store. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Autodesk Introduces Motion FX, Real-Time Video Effects App
 

nerdo

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Augmented reality, cute, if we can get this in the Parrot heli and record it on the iPhone that would be fun, burning city disaster movie here we come. Might even shoot some stuff on the iPad if you need a live feed. eehm... Let's hope this can become a plugin for AE or FCP7.
 
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res1233

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Anyway, before I was censored by Arn (<3), I pointed out that this is called Augmented Reality. I saw no mention of that in the article.
 
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FloatingBones

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Autodesk has some cool tech in their labs

I hope Autodesk is working on getting their Photofly project from their labs to an iPhone and iPad app. Creating a 3D rendering of something from a set of photos is one of the most kickin' bits of imaging I've seen in a long time.

Check out the image gallery on the Autodesk labs site.
 
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chrono1081

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I'm glad to see large companies embracing the app store. I'd LOVE to have Maya update through the app store instead of me having to check autodesks website.
 
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Nostromo

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Autodesk, known best for Maya and 3ds max, could turn out to be an Adobe and Apple competitor also for video editing.

Isn't smoke an editing suite? It's described as "online editing" application on their web page...
 
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nylonsteel

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Nov 5, 2010
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re original article

kinda interesting but looks gimicky
i would play with it if it was very easy to use
 
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coder12

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Just gonna say the video doesn't do much justice, butI'd recommend a download for everyone who has a compatible device!
 
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