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BugCamSmash – Motion Detection with Silverlight 4 Beta

December 3, 2009

At PDC09, we released Silverlight 4 Beta and announced one of the availability of, one of the most requested features, Web Cam Support.

Wanting to have fun with the new feature, I thought of a fun sample to create – smashing bugs with motion detection. First step was to get bugs to crawl across the screen. Next I added the WebCam with frame diff calculation, which was intensive so took advantage of the multiple thread support. And finally I added a little Mantis Boy avatar to visualize the smashing of the bugs.

Over the next few days I will post about how the code works and improvements made for performance. You can check out a video to see Mantis Boy in action, run the demo or download the source.


Learn how it was written:


*(warning this is Silverlight 4 Beta code, if you’re not currently setup to run the beta stick with the video)

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  1. December 3, 2009 at 10:40 am | #1

    I get a 404 on channel 9 when I go to watch the video. Sounds like a great demo though!

  2. December 3, 2009 at 3:48 pm | #4

    Face plant!

  3. December 22, 2009 at 2:44 am | #5

    WOW! nice!

  4. January 19, 2010 at 4:02 am | #6

    Hi Adam,

    any clue when you will release “Dissected Part4″ ?

    Thks and great work !!!

  5. Ayman
    January 24, 2010 at 12:11 am | #7

    the link is broken:

    Dissected part 4 – WebCam and HitTest on a different thread

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