screen captures of the current system:
Note these live captures are low res and compressed and therefore lose much of their photorealism.
1 - f1c1m1.mov (18 MBs Quicktime file)
2 - f3c1m2.mov (14 MBs Quicktime file)
3 - controls.mov (7 MBs Quicktime file)
Newer videos coming:
interaction - belugaPod.mov (19 MBs Quicktime
steve @ dipaola . org
This work addresses the scientific and design process issues of creating an extremely realistic 3D simulation of a wild beluga whale pod for a major aquarium that is situated next to a group of real beluga whales in an integrated marine mammal exhibit. The Virtual Beluga Interactive was conceived to better immerse and engage the visitors in complicated educational concepts about the life of wild belugas compared to what is typical possible via wall signage or a video display, thereby allowing them to ask deeper questions and hopefully have deeper insights into the life of beluga whales.
Our research areas are in adaptive design process (knowledge flow) and in intelligent systems design for socially based interactive visualization: ivizlab.sfu.ca.