project:syntropy, creator of technology and display solutions for dome cinemas and immersive attractions, has collaborated with Polymorph to develop the Virtual Aquarium, a new immersive dome attraction for aquariums.
The Virtual Aquarium includes a pre-show, before the main show, where visitors will enjoy a simulated descent into the depths of the ocean, supported by media windows and a dynamic platform. Then, they are brought back to the surface for the main show.
Entertainment or custom educational content
The standard size Virtual Aquarium can accommodate up to 20 visitors in each room. As standard, it comes with purely entertainment-based content by Polymorph, but project:syntropy is also able to produce custom media for those operators wanting to showcase educational content. For instance, an aquarium can use the attraction to highlight rare species of fish and marine mammals, or to explore local flora and fauna.
project:syntropy merges innovative interactive concepts with immersive technologies, allowing for the creation, visualisation and representation of digital virtual contents in interactive learning, information and entertainment environments.
The company’s clients include BASF AG, BMW AG, Daimler AG, Renault s.a.s., Volkswagen AG, Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, Max-Planck Institute, Technical Universities Braunschweig, Chemnitz and Munich, DYNAMIKUM Science Center, EXPO 2005, EXPO 2010, EXPO 2012 and more.
Last month, the company celebrated the success of the Qin Palace flying theatre at Hengdian World Studios in Hengdian, China; its first flyDome flying theatre attraction with full dome projection. This installation is a turnkey solution with a 25-metre full dome screen, a 16-channel WUXGA 3D stereo projection system with media servers, a domeprojection.com Projection Tools autocalibration system, a 20+ multi-channel surround sound system and show control.
The company used its expertise in flight training and simulation to create this unique new flying theatre experience. Here, the use of a dome screen, compared to a classic curved screen, enhanced the experience.