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Anoalocaris

 

Introductry movie for ARS electoronica 1999

Anomalocaris is a part of the contents of the FEELEX

Anomalocaris is the name given to an animal that was supposed to have lived during the Cambrian Era. Figure shows an image of the Anomalocaris projected onto the flexible screen. The creature appears to be in motion depending on the force applied by the user. If the user pushes its head, it gets angry and struggles. The image of the Anomalocaris is pre-rendered and stored in AVI files. We use the DV format for compression of the motion picture, and the resolution of the image is 720 X 480. We prepared sixteen patterns of motion. Four patterns represent the state of anger. The motion of the Anomalocaris is generated by combining these patterns. This method does not require a high specification PC to display a high-quality interactive image.

Exhibition
  • in SIGGRAPH'98
  • in Ars Electronica Center 1999