SilverShader – Introduction to Silverlight and WPF Pixel Shaders
Average: 0This article explains how to write pixel shaders for the Microsoft Silverlight and WPF platform with HLSL, as well as how to write an extensible Silverlight application for shader demos. Introduction Almost 10 years ago, Microsoft announced DirectX 8.0, including the huge real-time computer…
Pete at PDC09: Mike Wolf on Stop Motion with the Silverlight 4 Webcam
Average: 5(1)Pete Brown and his lovely assistant , Tim Heuer, interview Mike Wolf from Cynergy Systems at PDC09. Mike has built a Silverlight 4 demo application that uses the new webcam feature, and a png sequencer of his own design, to create stop-motion animation. Mike's Blog Tim's Blog Pete's Blog
BugCamSmash in Action!
Average: 5(3)At PDC09, we released Silverlight 4 Beta and announced one of the availability of, one of the most requested features, Web Cam Support. Wanting to have fun with the new feature, I thought of a fun sample to create – smashing bugs with motion detection. First step was to get bugs to crawl across…
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema
Average: 0Daniel Anguiano sat down with us to show us Microsoft's newest webcam, the LifeCam Cinema. This is the best webcam on the market today with full HD resolution, an incredible framerate, and the ability to compensate for low light conditions to give excellent picture quality.
LifeCam Cinema HD Unveiled
Average: 0Microsoft just unveiled the latest in their line of LifeCam devices, the LifeCam Cinema HD. This is no basic webcam by any means as it offers 1280 x 720 HD resolution at 30 frames per second. That makes it the first consumer webcam support this level of HD, in fact. (It will also lead to some…
New LifeCams Have Arrived!
Average: 0Microsoft recently announced two new LifeCams that join the lineup of webcams designed for users of Windows PCs: the LifeCam Show and the LifeCam VX-5500. The LifeCam Show is an ultrathin camera with a 2.0MP sensor and three different attachment options – a laptop clip, a desktop stand, and an…
Create Dynamic Display Pictures In Messenger
Average: 0From Windows Live Chronicles, I just learned another great trick for use in the latest version of Windows Live Messenger, v9.0 beta. In this newest version of Live Messenger you have the option to create your own, dynamic display picture by using your webcam. To do so, go into Tools –> Change…
Use Any Object as a Controller With Cam-Trax
Average: 0Cam-Trax lets you play any PC game you want using almost any object you can find as a game controller - you just need to have a PC and a webcam to do so. The software uses the webcam to scan the object you’re holding and then the object can be used to control your game! (See it in action here).…
Everyone Loves Babies! Webcams and Motion Detection
Average: 0In the belated seventh installment of the "Some Assembly Required" column, Scott Hanselman extends, with permission, Andrew Kirillov's Motion Detector to .NET 2.0 and ClickOnce. He also works around some of the quirks in the AirLink AIC250 Network Camera by tracing network traffic…