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Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture

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Hearing sound isn't cool. You know what's cool? Seeing sound. Interaction designer Lukazs Karluk put an audio clip through a gauntlet of digital and physical transformations, resulting in an augmented reality tabletop sculpture.

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HoloDecks started with a single song. Karluk used an openFrameworks-enabled custom application to visualize the track into the shape of a disc—a nice nod to the shape of those quaint, old timey CDs and records—that he then began to morph into geometric waves, peaks, and valleys with the rhythm.

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Illustration for article titled Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture
Illustration for article titled Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture

Eventually, he captured a screenshot, which became the basis for a 3D-printed MakerBot creation.

Illustration for article titled Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture
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The last part is a bit tough to parse, but here goes: When viewed through a smartphone, "another layer of audio reactive visuals are mapped to the object," resulting in a seemingly animated inanimate object.

Illustration for article titled Watch Music Turn Into A 3D-Printed Augmented Reality Sculpture
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It's crazy. It's cool. Watch the vid (below). [@golan]

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