I just came across a really interesting project by Scott Garner called “Still Life”. It involves a motion-senstive frame that feeds realtime tilt data to a 3D scene. Still Life is an interactive gallery piece that takes traditional still life painting into the fourth dimension.
You can see a demonstration video showcasing the interactivity of the still life project below:
On the hardware side is a custom-framed television connected to a rotating mount from Ergomart. Attached to the back of the television is a spatial sensor from Phidgets, makers of fine USB sensors. On the software side is a simple C application to communicate with the sensor and feed the data to a Unity 3D scene. The scene itself consists of a camera tied to the sensor data with all lights and objects parented to it so they rotate in unison.