One of our largest surface projects to date can be tried out on an 86-inch, 2.5-meter-wide giant display where visitors can hide in the skin of moonwalkers. The software can detect 5 people and display them on the moon in a spacesuit. Those interested appear in front of the sensor in the virtual scene and then see their own movement on the screen. We not only focus on the main characters but also try to create an atmosphere that provides a real experience. When designing the background, we used NASA's 3D database as a reference and then colored it according to our own ideas. We have created a unique, self-built console for the display to meet all the customer's needs.
One of the challenges in the development was to align Kinect and Unity, as this was our first project to combine the two. In addition, the alignment of the spacesuit plug-in and the boning of the model caused a headache during the preparation of the model. The movements of the bones had to be grouped in order to realistically repeat the complex movements. To do this, we also had to consider how ordinary movement appears in a spacesuit. Moreover, due to the Moon's gravitational field, we had to optimize the movements for an authentic display, all with a view to ensuring a high visitor experience.
This exhibition is no longer on display at the Hungarian Natural History Museum!