Melissa K Fontanini aka MissyKat

is a Digital Artist with degrees from OSU and USC. She's currently working as a freelance 3D Generalist - Artist, Animator, Instructor - as well as focusing on her own tangible art

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

AR Kinect Demo

This is a demo created showing the kinect system in pieces and then put back together again.  I modeled and textured this piece.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

An AR Addition Game

This was an augmented reality demo project where I modeled and animated Umi characters and the number 4.  When you tracked the cards, Umi appeared. If you put two cards together, the program counted the number of Umi (2 cards of 2 Umi) and then an animated number would appear (4).

Friday, November 4, 2011

Revisiting James Cameron's Avatar Augmented Reality Campaign

I was strolling through the internet and came across some more videos about the Augmented Reality campaign for James Cameron's Avatar from 2009(which was a huge part of my life at work)

This first video is just an interview about the campaign, it doesn't demonstrate the technology.
Promoting Avatar With Augmented Reality Product Tie-Ins

Promoting Avatar With Augmented Reality Product... by Wiredrive

AVATAR Producer Jon Landau Talks McDonald's Gaming

AVATAR Producer Jon Landau Talks McDonald's Gaming by McDonalds_AVATAR

James Cameron's Avatar Toys Augmented Reality Demo

James Cameron's Avatar Toys Augmented Reality RDA Gunship

AVATAR TOY I-TAGS Battle pack : Battle Na'vi vs Human RDA

Mc Donald's Avatar Augmented Reality Pandora Experience powered by Total Immersion

McDonalds AR

CrunchGear - Avatar's Augmented Reality Toys

Avatar's Augmented Reality Campaign

Experiencing Pandora ( Avatar ) - Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Demo: Avatar iTag and Topps Live! NFL Cards

Monday, August 29, 2011


The project I am currently working on is for the next album release of the heavy metal group Mastodon. I'm modeling, texturing, rigging, and animating a 3D computer version of the creature head that will be used in a facial tracking experience.

Mastodon Partners with Total Immersion

"The Hunter" - Coming for you in Augmented Reality

Friday, June 24, 2011

Coca-Cola and Cowboys & Aliens

This was an advertisement game for the movie Cowboys & Aliens along with Coca-Cola.  Using your movie drink cup,  you activate the wrist cuff "blaster" and attack the alien spacecrafts "Speeders" before they fly away with all the coke bottles.

I modeled and textured the low polygon Speeder spacecraft.

Cowboys & Aliens Coca-Cola Round Up App

Kraft - Thin Crisps

Thin Crisps - model, texture, rig, animate

June 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Augmented Arcade Game

Kiddie Concepts - Arcade Game - Video of the Astronaut experience

This was a series of 4 different augmented reality games: pinball, a safari, a space racer, and an astronaut voyage.  The child enters the kiddie ride, it tracks their face and puts an appropriate 'helmet' on their head, then the experience begins.   At the end, your picture is taken.

This video shows the animated alien floating by:

Here is a video showing the entire Astronaut experience:

Thursday, May 19, 2011

AR Magic Mirror in the App Store

AR Magic Mirror Application

"Try on wacky virtual hairstyles, hats and glasses in this playful AR Magic Mirror augmented reality application created by Total Immersion.
Take a picture of yourself and show it to your friends!"

Monday, March 14, 2011

Total Immersion and the iPad 2

First iPad 2 Augmented Reality Application : AR Magic Mirror augmented by Total Immersion

Total Immersion Article

CNBC Article

Friday, March 4, 2011

My Work at MOMA!!!

I created this image for work, and I just signed a release form for it to be displayed at MOMA in NYC :)

New York Times description of the image: "A fanciful depiction of a 3-D image of Ryan Howard of the Phillies from a Topps 3D Live card."

Old NYTimes Article about the Topps project

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

eBay Fashion for iPhone

eBay Fashion

eBay Fashion work, Total Immersion, worked on the "See It On" function at the top left of the application screen. You can 'try on' various glasses using Augmented Reality and your forward facing camera. I modeled the Groucho and Cateye glasses, as well as tweaked around with the textures of all the frames and lenses.

Atol les Opticiens

iPhone application through my company found in the app's in French though...

"Atol les opticiens" on glasses using the forward facing camera...this is a screen grab of me using the app with my iPhone 4

Friday, January 28, 2011


Restasis - modeled the eye medallion, animated the charts, the logo, and the 'thank you' bubbles

January 2011