A futuristic concept for blocking that pesky sun on the road.
Motion Tracking - AR Concept
The Sun is too bright.
Tell it to go away
We should kill it
Try and tell it to be less bright
Let’s try to cover it up
You’re driving on the highway and go around a slight bend.
Guess who’s on the other side??
It's the Sun!
You’re forced to do one of two things:
1. Find your sunglasses and wear them for < 15 seconds.
2. Be awkward and try to avoid eye contact.
BUT WHAT IF...
What if there was a way to detect and dim
the brightest spot on the windshield?
Light Responsive Auto Tint
Goal: make the Sun less bright for a driver.
Unfortunately, adding more light to a light source only makes the light brighter. So projection based AR will not work for this. Instead, I explored how a transition lens smart windshield material could help solve this daily struggle.
As I started gathering footage, I realized a lot of it would end up being useless. By trying to film the sensation of driving into the sun, I realized I wouldn't be able to recover the pixels where the sun is.
What I Learned:
Do not stare at sun, do not film sun.
A Fake Sun
Knowing what I just learned, I got new footage and began compositing the fake sun. I had to motion track an object in the background to get the sun to look realistic.
Then I iterated through some solutions to try and find the least intrusive, and most effective solution.
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