This is a mobile application that guides a user through portals into augmented reality to enable an interactive and dynamic visual effects experience. This SCAD course project aims to respond to the question "How might a static, physical surface be transformed into a dynamic, interactive experience?"
This project was awarded both the Highly Commended Award and Excellence Award in the 2021 Rookies Awards for Immersive Media.
In the app, a clear and concise user interface launches users into an active space battle that is user-driven by physically manipulating the augmented reality environment assets. This emerging visualization strategy opens up radical and unique opportunities to showcase digital content and interact with it, all at the fingertips of everyday users.
Application was developed in Unity 3D, geometry generated in Houdini with HDA, and VFX transitioned from Houdini to Unity VFX Graph. Augmented reality application filmed with an iPad Pro and video/sound editing processed in After Effects. All work was completed entirely by myself.
A brief overview of the project documentation is outlined in the following images. A breakdown of the entire project with detailed documentation is located at the following link: https://www.notion.so/Dynamic-AR-Experience-cfd6bb670da94d97a187b89a2284f89f