Archive for 2016

Championsheeps AR

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

2016-04-09 15.55.32Watch your favorite Shaun the Sheep Championsheeps episodes with this augmented reality app from Aardman Digital. Find physical marker images that unlock videos on your tablet or phone when viewed through the device’s camera. Can you find the secret video by combining four separate marker images?

Download for iPhone/iPad
Download for Android phone/tablet

Pennzoil Air Lift Drift

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

12138771_1710675969147169_400913326_nWatch a 707hp SRT Dodge Hellcat smoke it’s tyres to dust in this flat-out drift experience from Pennzoil. This project was built to wow the crowds at trade shows and racing events, but is also available publicly for Gear VR and Oculus Rift. If you’re lucky enough to have access to one of these devices, give it a go!

Download for Gear VR
Download for Oculus Rift

I worked on upgrading the existing app by Shadow Industries for multi-platform public release.

Shell Helix Ultra VR

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

2016-02-16 12.41.33Learn about Shell Helix motor oil with this virtual reality experience built into dedicated physical chair units intended for use at trade shows and racing events. You will be transported to a lab and shown various experiments showing off the performance of Shell Helix Ultra. You can interact with some of the experiments via a built in Leap Motion sensor that places your hands into the virtual world you are experiencing.

I worked with Shadow Industries on a major upgrade of the existing app to bring it up to date with the latest Oculus Rift drivers, and to add Chinese localisations to the system. I also worked on the physical chair units, fitting the electronics and preparing them for delivery to the client.

Due to the nature of this project, there is no easily available public demonstration of the experience. Maybe you’ll be able to catch it at a racing event or trade show.