An Interactive Castle Ghost
An Interactive Attraction for Kids and Tourists – a Motion Controlled Animated legendary Knight
Every castle that still remembers old historical times, wars and mighty knights, has its own legends and secrets. Kaunas castle is not an exception. Legend has it that in the dungeon of the castle, the legendary duke Vaidotas and his warriors are still on guard. The elderly say that if the city is to face grave problems, the knight and his brave men will awake from the dungeons and rise to defend the old castle and the city surrounding it. Kaunas City Museum wanted to recreate this exact legend and show it to its visitors.
Kaunas City Museum started its collaboration with the Indeform team by looking for a possible solution. We started working at once. We analysed the possibilities, selected modern interactive technical solutions, designed the software, created the potential scenarios and the main character – an interactive Kaunas castle ghost knight Vaidotas. We realized from the very beginning who the visitors of the museum are going to be, so we put our best effort into creating a modern and jolly 3D ghost that would be motion controlled, interactive and very attractive to children and tourists. To make the project come to life, we used projection equipment and skeleton-based motion capture; we also developed software, the character and its animations. Our team and the Kaunas City Museum staff are pleased with the result. The interactive ghost has no time to waste or get bored, it brings children and tourists lots of joy and laughter, at the same time revealing its legend and the history of the castle.