Planning to build

I listed some of the tools needed for my interactive A/V system project at the end of my previous post, and now its time to start building.

So what will it look like?

I imagine a flat rectangular space for easy projection, with fishes swimming around at a moderate pace. The background of the space can be a flat image to start with so I can test how the ripples should appear. The fishes are going to be given bright colors. The water ripples are also going to be distinctive. Kids enjoy playing with “water”, so this should be exciting for them.



What’s your process like?

  1. Generate the ripples
  2. Insert a background image
  3. Use my webcam feed as the background
  4. Generate the fishes
  5. Make the fishes react to my movement/water displacement
  6. Make the fishes react to my sound