Life size interactive portraits of your favourite Marvel Superheroes!
Marvel Superhero Mirrors presented life-size characters that mimicked the visitors’ movements as they fought and danced with eachother. Over 222,000 visitors interacted with this project while it was exhibited at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Brisbane. This work was designed with the support of Marvel Studios, Los Angeles and displayed between May 22 and September 3, 2017. The major exhibition called, ‘Marvel: Creating the Cinematic Universe’, became the most successful event in GOMAs’ history with over 269,800 visitors attending with a 97% visitor satisfaction and for an average dwell time of 93 minutes
In early 2017, after pitching and refining six very different concepts, the Superhero Mirrors project became one of three projects commissioned for the launch in May.
Main deliverable considerations for this project were that it
- be a colourful, playful experience for visitors, young and old
- be aesthetically and mechanically polished
- be rigorous enough to withstand thousands of interactions a day
- represents and engages both the Marvel brand and GOMA community
Superhero Mirrors consist of 3 large installations for visitors to the GOMA to virtually inhabit the most beloved Marvel characters, Ironman, Hulk, Rocket Racoon and Baby Groot.
This work was especially challenging… but so rewarding as we had access the most complex character models on the planet at the time of making! Ironman alone was made up of 8 million vertices, and we needed a count closer to 60 thousand vertices to be able to create an experience that responded to visitor reactions in real-time.
Deb Polson: Research and Design
Wade Taylor: 3D Artist
Ryan Quagliata: Programming