These are non-profit, educational, scientific, one-man projects. Here is a bit about me in three sentences, a video, and a few thousand words. Everything on my website is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, which is English for “use whatever you want for whatever, but put my name on it and its derivatives“, unless otherwise stated. It’d be nice if you let me know what you use them for, this stuff had been featured in the strangest Asian magazines, academic projects, scientific publications, but mostly a great lot of hobby projects of other people i have apparently inspired, which I really like to hear about, or maybe want to be involved with!
Hi, i’m Tim Zaman,
22 23 24 25 y.o. I am doing a PhD in photothermal tomography at the Delft University of Technology (NL). I have a master of science degree in biorobotics and graduated as a mechanical engineer. I have specifically focussed on vision and imaging. I, other than our dutch government, promote higher education and I am therefore happy to answer all of your questions.
I like camera’s, software, finance, programming, electronics, working and all things digital. Also, i drink a lot of coffee, so if you’ve found the resources on this site useful you can donate one with the button on our right >.
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Video: explaining my projects to the BBC
Video: performing at TEDx Delft
Ideas I Don’t Have Time For
Time always runs out, and the only way to gain some is to make someone else do your time. Feel free to steal my idea’s.
The Obsolete Camera Man
My main idea here is for television shows or sports. If you would hang enough 2.5-D camera’s around the room, you can fuse them and model the environment in 3-D perfectly. With a powerful computer this can be done realtime, which means the director of the broadcast can pick his shots as if floating around the room. In order to get no occlusions, suffiecent camera’s should be hung from different viewpoints, effectively making the camera-man obsolete. Downside is that camera men are often the nicest people in the studio. The businessplan is that it sounds like great fun.
Stereoscopic Display With Active Gaze Dependent Focal Plane Using Light-Field (Plenoptic) Data.
3-D Movies, you know, with glasses? Nice, right? Yes! But no. Your eyes know they are being tricked. Why? Because what the scene you look at comes into focus when you gaze at it through the accomodation of your eyes. In the cinema it’s just a flat plane you are looking at. If you use a ’4-D Light Field’ data stream shot through an plenoptic camera, you can have the focal plane to any position you want. This means that if you can sense the gaze direction (that is well established) of the eyes, you can actively refocus the projection you are looking at depending on what you are looking at: you put that part into focus! You still don’t understand: You look at the background of a scene in a movie – the background comes into focus; then you look at the foreground, the foreground comes into focus. Holy shit, I tricked your eyes! Also, a plenoptic camera allows you to change camera angle and observer position by a little bit, so it can also compensate for head movement! As of writing, for some reason no-one has published about this yet to my knowledge. All the technology is there. The downside is that this only works for one observer. Fun though. My business model is that it sounds like great innovative fun.
Ads in public places used to be just posters. These days TV screens are often used already. The only thing you have to do these days is add a camera. Some smart processing can determine the people walking around, their posture, length, gender and time-of-the-month [jk]. In that way you can adapt the commercial on the TV screen on the person walking by (a la Minority Report). I realize this is highly invasive and might be offensive to dudes that look like ladies, but i haven’t seen geeks making this stuff yet.