The Irish Soda Bread Exhibition at Maith: Augmented Reality; Harshest Reality (part 2)
There will soon be an exhibition about Irish Soda Bread at Maith. Because Maith is an exhibition space for AR, we needed 3D models of soda bread. With a bit of guidance from Scandy, and a lot of support from XR Masters, we created models of the three types of soda bread: traditional, modern and farl.
One result from our first series of tests:
To create the soda breads, I first experimented with the Scandy Pro. Although the experiments were helpful, I ultimately photographed the slices from all sides and sent the images to XR Masters, where they created the models. This was my first time to do this, and I made the mistake of not labeling each side correctly. Although the team on the receiving end could put the pieces together properly, it would have saved them time if I had been more precise.
Coloring and detail. The detail and coloring in the screen capture above are quite nice, even without Photoshop. However, below we see a neutral gray/bluish cast on both the bread and the logo. I am not yet sure what causes this: rendering? Shaders? The white balance of the camera? I have seen this in other applications as well.
In addition to the models and their explanations, there will be three short videos about the three types of soda bread. Here are images from the tests:
As described in my previous post, the exhibition must reflect soda bread’s painful history. This will be a balancing act, as the 3D models are fun and informative. The videos, featuring Chef Susanna Johnson-Sharp, are cheerful and as “food porny” as possible.
To follow the progress of the Soda Bread Exhibition at Maith, follow Book Merah on Twitter, Bubiko Foodtour on Instagram, or check the Facebook page of the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans.
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