Video: Elon Musk's touch puts 'Iron Man' interface in action

Space X system lets designers work on 3D renderings, control them with their hands, no special effects needed

Say what you will about Elon Musk, but the man thinks in big and entertaining ways. He recently made headlines with his Hyperloop superfast mass-transit idea, but he recently posted a video that's smaller in scale, yet both more achievable and more fun. Remember that cool 3D, hand-gesture-controlled interface that Tony Stark used in the "Iron Man" movies? Musk has turned it into a reality.

Musk's Space X team started off with the Leap Motion controller for the gesture controls, then augmented the system with glass projection, 3D glasses, and an Oculus Rift headset. The result, demonstrated by Musk in the video above, is Hollywood magic made real: a design system that renders fully 3D images you can manipulate with your hands. For the cherry on top, Musk prints the object he designed via a 3D printer.

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