Manchester Art Gallery – Interactive App

Posted by benp

on May 23, 2011

Categories: 3D, Architecture, Art, film, Interactive, Our Studio, Visualisation

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Interactive App - Manchester Art Gallery
The interactive touchscreen app we developed for Manchester Art Gallery has gone live in the Galleries entrance hall.

We were approached by design agency Hemisphere to help develop an interactive app. The touchscreen will allow visitors who may not otherwise have been able to access the upper levels to view the newly hung paintings on the first floor balcony for the Myth, Dream and Reality exhibition. The app also lets the user learn more about the history of the hall, and view the details and decorations on the walls and ceiling.

Using a combination of 3Ds Max, After Effects and Flash CS5, we took Hemisphere’s UI design and turned it into a fully functioning application which lets the user take a 3D tour of the space, stopping along the way to view the artworks on the wall. You can touch an artwork and then zoom right into it (using a similar method to Apple’s Pinch to Zoom gesture seen on iPhones and iPads) to see the incredible¬†detail¬†of each artwork.

Take a look at the images below to see some screenshots of the app and a short video of it in use. If you visit the Gallery please have a go on the app and let us know what you think….

App homescreen:

Interactive App - Manchester Art Gallery

Interactive Tour:

Interactive App - Manchester Art Gallery