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3-D Projector Brings Hatsune Miku to Life

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At SIGGRAPH Asia 2015, a conference on computer graphics and interactive techniques, Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology turned a few heads with its innovative new 3-D projector, which resembles a tabletop and beams images that can be viewed from 360°.

The new technology, fVisiOn, was demonstrated in two ways: with characters that fight each other (as in the video above), and with a miniature Hatsune Miku, who energetically danced within the small projector area. The characters appear when cards are placed on sensors around the projector, which read the embedded data and display it as an image. The images will even appear on mirrors if they are placed nearby.

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