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Place-Hambi project by Mind Map: Place-Hambi project
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Place-Hambi project

Comprised :

high-resolution augmented stereoscopic panoramas

stereographic capture of landscape

ambisonic capture of sound

A virtual theater of participation in Hindu mythology focused in the most significant site of Vijayanagara (Hampi), South India

historic site

touristic site

active pilgrim site (priests, rituals in temple)

Advantages

promotion of dialogue

activation of contained knowledge

participation of the viewer/s in the drama of Hindu mythology

Process

Data capture-fieldwork 8-10 day period in 2006

Stereopanoramic photography

VR camera Nikon 35 mm and 20mm lenses on 220 film fujichrome ASTIA, 17 from 200 panoramas shot at Hampi were used

Ambisonic sound recording

close work with archaeologists-supplies by local violinists, dancers

Demonstrators:

Stage 1: single user (applied for the first time in Lille France-2006)

motorized platform

cylindrical screen

prerendered animations of Hindu Gods

one user rotates scene/image 360 degrees

Stage 2: multi-user (expected application in Museum Victoria-Melbourne 2008)

multi-user stereographic enviroment

cylidrical screen :10 m diameter. 3.6 m. high, 80 cm doorway

12 SXGA projectors

6 dual XEON Window's pc-to drive the projectors

24 high quality loudspeakers

12 infra-red cameras

12 flood lights

tracking systems:movement and gestures