Hello kind people of VVVV!
I have what I think is probably a relatively simple idea:
A static wide angle camera on the side wall of a room recording people as they pass through the room.
A projector (or a large screen) projecting the recorded image on the same side wall creating a kind of “mirror” effect.
Pretty simple up to here I just need to connect the camera and projector and deal a bit with setting up appropriate lighting, angles, etc.
BUT HERE IS THE CATCH:
I would like the projected image always to be the average (median value) of the last 30 seconds of recording.
So if you just pass through the room you are almost invisible you just see the motionless objects projected clearly. If you stand still for a certain amount of time your “reflection” slowly starts to become visible (for example after 15 sec. you would be kind of 50% transparent. and after 30 second of standing motionless you would be completely “reflected”).
I would call it something like: Be here now… (the idea is just to get people to stop and be still for some time and then to slowly discover their own reflection. a kind of mindfulness helper.)
UNFORTUNATELY I HAVE NO PROGRAMMING EXPERIENCE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND THIS KIND OF EFFECT ON EXISTING VIDEO/VJ SOFTWARE. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME??
Any suggestions on software, points in the right direction, existing scripts, or offers to collaborate on the “software” side of the project would be most appreciated!!
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!