Crystal Ball

For a project that uses Isadora and Syphon, I want to create a crystal ball that can take video calls. The globe shows eerie visuals, and when a Facetime call comes in, it appears on the ball.

The system would use Syphoner to get the Facetime window, and Isadora or TouchDesigner to switch between a facetime feed and videos and do any manipulation for the end projection.

I found this project that outlines creating a digital globe, using a light fixture, a pico projector and a fisheye lens.

I did a quick test of syphoner to see how it would handle facetime. It seems like it should work, though facetime’s layout makes it change width when there’s a call in progress.

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