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The challenge

The client wanted to allow small groups of children to experience what it would have been like for the crew of the Lancaster bomber during the war. Our visualisation was to form the backbone of an experience that also contained interaction and sound effects to recreate the experience. We had to produce a highly detailed visualisation of the Lancaster Bomber's interior to engross the user in the experience .

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what we did

We visited one of the last Lancaster bombers in existence and documented every facet allowing us to model every detail in our chosen views.

Due to this being aimed at a small to medium sized group, VR headsets were not a usable means of immersion. We opted for a "wrap-around" effect generated by 3 individual projections around the user, at the front, to the left and to the right.

For this to be possible we had to generate super widescreen images and animations in order to fill all 3 projected screens. These were produced as layered files to we could later put them together to form different scenarios to be played out. This was then integrated with a system of control for starting and stopping and playing various sounds and effects.

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the result

The result was an application which was installed in various locations around the UK giving groups of children the ability to feel what it was like for the crew inside a Lancaster Bomber.