Virtual Murals: Utilizing Augmented Reality with 2D and 3D animation
The illusory Killer Whale Yaletown Stair mural began with a simple 3D model built of the surrounding area. The original 2D painting was then mapped onto the 3D surface. This method determined the correct line placements to achieve the illusory effect of a single dimension flat painting when viewed from a certain angle.
The mural comes to life with an Augmented reality component. By downloading the app to a mobile device, the viewer can watch as their friends get up close and personal with a Killer Whale!