Fun online webcam toy turns your visual feed into a trippy 3D mesh, running on HTML5 in your browser - by Felix Turner:
WebCamMesh is a HTML5 demo that projects webcam video onto a WebGL 3D Mesh. It creates a ‘fake’ 3D depth map by mapping pixel brightness to mesh vertex Z positions. Perlin noise is used to create the ripple effect by modifying the Z positions based on a 2D noise field. CSS3 filters are used to add contrast and saturation effects.
Note: Only works with Chrome and Opera.
You can find out more about the project at Felix’s website here
You can try this out yourself with a webcam and browser here
Discovered via notational and bashford