We are happy to report that demand for RUIS is growing:
- RUIS has been selected to be the main platform for course T-111.5400 Virtual Reality in Aalto University School of Science and Technology, lectured by prof. Lauri Savioja in 2011 Spring term.
- RUIS technology will be used in the Great Conspiracy multimedia opera, which is under works in MediaLab of Aalto University of Art and Design.
- We have begun initial talks about using RUIS in a dance project with people who have previously combined dance and new media.
In additional news, a new release (2010.11.14) of RUIS can be downloaded from the download page. The codebase is more clean compared to earlier releases, and now only OpenCV and two Processing libraries need to be installed. We will still do more work on cleaning the code, and eventually release RUIS as a group of Processing/Java libraries.
This new release also enhances desktop usability, by allowing selection and manipulation of the virtual objects via mouse or Wiimote. The full six degrees of freedom manipulation, currently achieved in RUIS only by our custom color LED tracker, should become significantly more accessible as we include the Playstation Move support next year.
Keep on (hobbyist) hacking 🙂