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Comment: Anti-personnal flash (Score 1) 478

by moosehooey (#46277733) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Get a very high-powered flash unit (sometimes called an antipersonnel flash for its ability to temporarily blind people) and set it up as a slave flash so that any internal flashes firing will set it off. This will probably work but the occupants won't like it much. It could also be triggered by flashes coming in from outside, so may actually be counterproductive and assist the paparazzi outside.

Comment: Reflectivity map... (Score 1) 134

by moosehooey (#46247075) Attached to: Game Developers' Quest To Cross the Uncanny Valley

In the same way that they have a bitmap (image) for the color of the surface, why don't they do a map for reflectivity? Real people and other things aren't uniformly reflective over the whole surface. That is why even raytraced stuff looks like plastic. Maybe someone has done it, but I've never seen it, even in movies where they have as much time as they need for raytracing.

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