you're Welcome! A word to you as a partner-in-crime conc. 3D ... :
I'm old enough to remember thevery beginnings of CGI, 'real-time graphic' PONG , renderings all night for 5secs of broadcast quality stuff, the Pixar lamp, Tron, etc etc etc.
Now, a tiny tupperware-box of 6y old (8?) electronics calculate concrete-textured, drop-shadowing 3D in real-time! As my new assistant, Ms Allison told you in the video, for me that knocks me out! Now, it doesn't look 'real', for sure, uncanny valley blabla, and - didn't explain in the video - the blur slider is to take away that bit of unnatural super-sharpness...
But to add some spice to an otherwise lame scene....?
How would an Apple-designed 3D-mouse would look like? A mid-air hovering ball would be nice…
Apple ran tests some years ago, under Mr. Jobs, and found that a desktop touch screen, or anything that makes you hold your arms straight out in front of you, "Minority Report" style, quickly causes arm fatigue, and is not realistically viable.
There was a product not long ago that read had gestures in the air like that. Forget the name, I backed it on whatever social financing site it was on at the time. I used it for a day, and trashed it. Yes, your arms get tired fast.
I'll keep my Magic Trackpad, thank you.
Although considering the Magic Trackpad 2, for the force touch and larger surface...
I think the next device of man-machine interface will be based on a system of transduction of electromagnetic impulses of human neural networks. The trial is already well under way, there are already devices based on eye movement. In the biomedical field will not delay much; In computing I am not able to make predictions, but perhaps video games will accelerate the timing. So dear Karsten since life expectancy has lengthened and you do not look as old as you say, hold on and you will see them and will use them.
No, Minority Report-like interfaces are for small men like Mr Cruise, who like huge, room spanning gestures...
What I have in mind is a 3D mouse, like in my sketch here:
The ball has to hover somehow, to allow rotations like a conventional trackball, but push/tilt/lift also for the 3 room axis; with such a device you could manipulate 3D objects on a screen (or VR) very intuitive.
hmmmm, very charming (you're Italian? ) but the men in my family die before 60 - I don't expect that happening in the next two years, or, die in their mid 90ies - which in my case asks for some revolutionairy therapy for Parkinson, I suffer for quiet a while (I'm excellent in testing Optical Image Stabilizations LOL )
Naw, mind control? I would prefer some sort of 'real', tactile, force-feedback …
And, Ben, I'm a huge fan of my MTP too - I said in some other thread, I think, FCPX is made for such an input device - alone 'swiping' thru the timeline is awesome!