Virtual muppet creation for children enviromental education

Non profit ocupation. Design, modeling, animation and programation of an interactive virtual muppet tool for childrens enviromental education. Developed for sustainable urbanism center in Zaragoza city, Spain. Created in Unity3D was modeled in 3DCoat and animated in Lightwave3D.

The application is projected in a giant video wall. A teacher drives the puppet with a computer mouse, while he speak through a microphone connected to another application. This last app convert the teacher voice sound, into the mouth movements of the muppet. A java scrip linked to a shader transforms the rgb projection in anaglyph (green, magenta). The result is a 3D projection (the childrens wear anaglyph glasses) that speaks with them in realtime. The teacher can see the childrens in the projection room, trhough a hide webcam.

Jun-Oct 2012