Leslietec developed the game which would encourage visitors to mimic eight of Po’s classic Kung Fu poses within a set time to become the ultimate Dragon Warrior. It gave an outline of the number of Kung Fu poses needed to DreamWorks, who provided all images for the game.
The team installed the Optoma ZU650 6,000 lumen lamp-less laser-phosphor projector.
Alastair Leslie, Director at Leslietec, said: “The ZU650 was the perfect solution for this project. It was the only pro install 5-6000 lumen laser phosphor projector on the market that would fit into the space in portrait mode, with the right throw ratio and within budget.”
This high brightness WUXGA resolution ProScene model with 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast provides an astonishing 20,000 hours of impressive, virtually maintenance-free operation without the need for lamp or filter replacements. And because there are no lamps, the projector needs less cooling, so is ideal for quieter environments, smaller rooms or those with low ceilings.
Flexible installation is provided by 360˚ rotation and portrait mode operation, combined with an extensive lens shift range and five optional lenses. HDBaseT comes as standard and full support is provided for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN protocols, which allow almost all functions to be controlled remotely across a network.
The projector was mounted in portrait using a bespoke engineered rig by Leslietec incorporating an Audipack mirror mount with a first surface mirror to project the animated image onto a bespoke 1.5m wide and 1.8m high Translite® rear projection screen from Harkness. A protective optically clear 10mm perspex panel was placed in front of the screen to protect the system from boisterous gameplay.
As the screen was a non-standard aspect ratio, it was a challenge to get the exact image size needed. The team calibrated the system to over-project and then bracketed the software to make the image fit exactly onto the screen with no leakage outside the screen area.
Alastair said: “We had to use software to adjust the image shape and position without losing any resolution. There is a lot of text in the projection, so accuracy is of the utmost importance. Reliability is also key as this needs to be capable of 24/7 operation. The laser projector is perfect for this.”
Having previously delivered a number of installs using motion tracking technology, Leslietec has developed bespoke Kinect sensor tracking software - capable of very accurate bracketing of the interactive space. This is necessary when installing into unmanaged public spaces with high footfall as it allows interactive game play without spectators clashing or confusing the tracking algorithms.
Alastair added: “We tend to build PCs specifically for the install environment. There are few cost-effective small-format off-the-shelf solutions capable of being installed in unusual spaces that can cope with the fast 3D graphics rendering that interactives demand. We have ten years’ experience integrating projection systems into design environments and know-how to keep the mechanics discreet and at the same time ensure system reliability.”
The audio was delivered using active JBL control 50 system with unobtrusive satellite speakers and Sub.