New Video Shows 3DS Making Miis with Camera
There’s been talk about the augmented reality and camera functions of the Nintendo 3DS, but a new video of a demo for the Japanese publication Weekly ASCII shows off some of the cool things that can be done with the hardware.
According to Siliconera, the 3DS is going to ship with six “augmented reality cards,” one of which is shown during the demonstration. The game reads the cards and they unlock stuff in the virtual world, although it’s really tough to tell what the Question Block card used in the video is doing on the 3DS screen thanks to the limits of being able to use video on stereoscopic imagery.
Even cooler, the demo shows how you can snap a picture of a person and have the 3DS generate a Mii in that person’s likeness. It does a pretty great job of the process in the video, but I’d like to see if it can handle doing other faces and images, and if the face has to be straight on or can be slightly turned. If the 3DS can make Miis out of photos from magazines or even drawings, that would be cool, because it sure takes a long time to create those look-alike Miis you find online on the Wii’s current system. Plus it create potential of the hilarious passtime of Mii-izing different things, like famous people or cartoon characters.
Check out the video below.