A 360-degree audio-visual interactive experience, incorporating motion controls with Kinect to allow for free motion. We have developed a solution which fully immerses the user’s senses, offering an experience that is engaging and comparable to real life.
We have created an installation which combines a physical cylindrical screen made of plastic piping and stretchable fabric, and four short-throw projectors with image stitching software applied to create the display solution. We have also incorporated 5.1 surround sound speakers and Kinect-based motion controls to control movement. We have developed software in Unity and designed it to be experienced exclusively on the Odyssey platform.
We plan to further develop our software to take advantage of the innovative properties of the Odyssey platform, and refine the motion controls to deliver the most intuitive control scheme possible. We will also develop a permanent mounting system for our current installation, and will present a production-quality iteration of Odyssey at this year’s ImagineRIT.