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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2111 - Latin America Discovery Channel

The Latin America Discovery Channel came to Total Immersion around August 2011 and interviewed me, an engineer, and our CEO about what we do and about Augmented Reality for their television series called 2111

(The series is about predicting how the world will be in 100 years)

The episodes aired around November/December 2011. I couldn't find the full episode, but I found this 5 minute clip. It's all in Spanish, so I don't understand a thing.

You can see my back for about 2 seconds around the 1:28 mark. My CEO is sitting by my desk around 0:45. There's also a quick moment with the CEO playing the Augmented Reality game Skinvaders at 0:22 and the engineer wearing the Augmented Reality IronMan head at 0:25.

Mastodon Augmented Reality - in action!

Here are a few videos implementing the Mastodon Augmented Reality experience (I created the model, textures, rig, animations, as well as worked on particle systems):

The 'How To' video:

I'm in the beginning of this video, sitting at my work computer desk:

and here are a few random videos from of people who recorded themselves wearing the Mastodon Creature Head:

My Work for the Mastodon Project

Original Blog Entry about the Mastodon Project

Wondla Vision

Backtracking a little bit...

Around July 2010, we worked on an interactive Augmented Reality map for the release of the children's Science Fiction Fantasy novel Wondla

Wondla Vision

I helped out with the construction of a few of the characters and a few animations.

The Search for Wondla

Wondla Vision Map

A Hero for Wondla blog post

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Augmented Reality and the Armed Forces

This is definitely backtracking in the world of projects done at Total Immersion...

This project was completed around February 2010, and I didn't know this video existed.

US Army Bring Augmented Reality on Tour!

U.S. Army Launches Augmented Reality Game

This is a game where the 'driver' uses a card/tracker to maneuver a vehicle along a road and around various obstacles. I worked on the environment, re-texturing the US ARMY NASCAR vehicle, and animating the vehicles.

A related project, done for the US Air Force:

Augmented Reality Recruiting

Augmented Reality Mobile Tour

U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Enlist Augmented Reality From Total Immersion to Attract, Engage New Recruits