Author Topic: Canis Lupus  (Read 3139 times)

Jakub Jasiukiewicz

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Canis Lupus
« on: December 01, 2012, 03:40:48 AM »

Canis Lupus (2008-12) is an interactive installation which enables generating an artificial image of a city where instead of people there are wolves walking in the streets.
In the physical dimension the installation consists of two groups of objects. First, visible one is a staged monitoring post inside the building and three industrial cameras, located at the neighbouring square which is closed for the car traffic. Second, hidden one is a IR camera and computer infrastructure.
The image from IR camera is processed and analysed which results in the information about the amount and position direction of movement of people in monitored space (openTSPS).  This data are used to control avatars in virtual 3D space (Unity 3D).  Each moving object from monitored area has its individual, virtual representation.
The 3D space is reconstructed from photographs. Changes in time of the lightning conditions are reflected by simulation of the movement of the Sun in the sky. Natural appearance of wolves (models and textures) and their behaviour (animation) were possible thanks to the work of Eduweb in cooperation with the Minnesota Zoo. Fluent movement of avatars is based on specific implementation of Locomotion System. Collision has been resolved with the author's script.
The resulting image has the character of analogue CCTV (grey scale, big noise, and the other added imperfections). It partly hides its digital origins. Several different view perspectives adds some reliability to the situations. Images are displayed on screens in a place where they could actually hang, serving the building maintenance staff. The audience has a simultaneous eye contact with the real (monitored space) and the virtual image at monitors.


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Re: Canis Lupus
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012, 10:03:25 AM »
This is fantastic! Love the way the output looks.

Also, thanks for being the first non-spam post on the forum, ha. Working on that.