Star Canvas a B-Reel R&D Project

A huge projection, a 9ft half dome, stars, constellations, creativity and LEAP Motion – in this project by B-Reel R&D visitors can “touch” the sky. As a huge guestbook visitors could also write their names in constellations. The installation was built with WebGl and realtime star data.

b-reel: For our 5 year London office anniversary we created an interactive guestbook in the form of a giant star chart.
Built to work with the Leap Motion device, users were invited to take control and explore our installation. Needing only hand gestures they could rotate the sky, point at a specific constellation to zoom in for a closer look and with a clap of the hands navigate to a random star cluster.

Created in WebGL, we used real star data and classical illustrations for an authentic flavour. To finish it we constructed a 9ft half dome to really make an impact.

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