Animation of "House of Cards" by Radiohead®

An animation of 3-D scatter data.
Updated 1 Sep 2016

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"Radiohead just released a new video for its song "House of Cards" from the album "In Rainbows". No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics™ and Velodyne® LIDAR™. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes."
Embracing the remix culture, they released some of the raw data as a download on Google Code and encouraged people to submit their own remixes to the House of Cards YouTube group.

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Matthew Simoneau (2024). Animation of "House of Cards" by Radiohead® (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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