.( projects ).





project description:

This demo has been designed for the six-sided CAVE system at Fraunhofer IAO in Stuttgart.

The idea of a space-type hatch room came up when the pneumatics used in the HyPI-6 door mechanism gave an audible hiss when closing the outer door. The interior therefore is modeled as to match the measures of the CAVE's projection chamber. Once people step inside, the sequence starts with opening the hatch. Further animation includes moving people slowly out of the spacecraft in a jerky, zero-gravity-type movement. Floating around in free drift, people can explore the scenery .)

Some people got quite dizzy during the ride ;)


Outside view. If you look closely enough (click to open full scale image) you can see that the hatch is still open.