AbstractA Spanish company of virtual reality is developing an original show room about deep oceans. This is a unique exhibition because of the specimens showed and the way to show them. It contains some species never shown in aquariums. The company is looking for partners to finish the development of the show room in its final steps. The possible partner must bring financial resources and knowledge on virtual reality, paleontology or deep oceans, to reach joint ventures or technological agreements.
DetailsThe Spanish company is specialized in design and manufacture of virtual reality systems for show rooms and exhibitions, museums, theatres, thematic parks, marketing, etc. They design exhibitions using the latest technology in audiovisual means.
The show room tries to show the bottom of the sea in a way that never has been seen before. The show room is divided in five areas. Each of them describes a different period and a different ecosystem. All these areas contain a big virtual aquarium of the ecosystem in 3D format. Each virtual aquarium is complemented with graphic information, showcases and real reproductions.
Area 1 – The beginning of the life.
This area is oriented to show specimens of the Cambrian period (500 millions of years). It will be developed a big virtual aquarium with specimens provided with Artificial Intelligence (AI). Several showcases around de virtual aquarium will show replicas and fossil remains of these specimens. There will be posters to give more details and information.
Area 2 – The Jurassic sea.
This area is oriented to show specimens of the Jurassic period. It will be developed a big virtual aquarium with specimens provided with AI. Several showcases around de virtual aquarium will show replicas and fossil remains of these specimens. There will be posters to give more details and information.
Area 3 – Sharks: ancestors of the sea.
This area is oriented to show different shark specimens till their beginnings to now. Two big virtual aquariums in 3D format will be developed. One of them will house the Cacharocles Megalodon, an 18 meters long predator, with some other specimens. In the other one, it will be shown several specimens, that never have been shown before in aquariums: hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, manta rays,… Between both aquariums there will be a big replica of the Great White shark (5 meters), among others. In additions, the great Megalodon teeth will be shown. There will be posters to give more details and information.
Area 4 – Abyssal: Aliens in the Earth.
This area is aimed to show specimens from the abyssal depths. It will be developed a big virtual aquarium with specimens provided with AI. The showcases around the aquarium will show replicas of theses specimens. There will be posters to give more details and information.
Area 5 – Virtual scuba diving.
This is an interactive area. There will be five different stands to allow public to dive through the bottom of the sea. While a user is diving, it is possible to obtain all kind of information. Several users can visualize the same stand at the same time. Each stand will be about a different topic.
The 3D vision system used in this show room does not produce any secondary effect, like sickness or feeling of discomfort. This 3D vision system does not affect the colors, so the visitor can use the 3D glasses during the whole visit, till the entrance to the exit.
The show room will be complemented with relief maps of the marine topography, sound effects, visual effects, etc. to manage to involve the audience in the sea atmosphere in an extraordinary way. The virtual aquariums and the effects will contribute to make this show room the only one in the world because of its contents and the way to visualize them.
Technical Specifications / Specific technical requirements:
The show room must be able to manage a public flow of 700 people per hour. It must be 45 meters long and 15 meters wide, but it must be adaptable to other dimensions and places. The show room must be set up in 10 days and dismantled in 5 days. The company has 21 projection units, 6 independent sound systems, 3D cartography, plans, outlines, documents, replicas and showcases.
3D glasses could include the logo of local sponsors. The company would like to include a market area where the visitors could buy merchandising products, souvenirs or interactive contents of the show room in CD-ROM.
This show room is guaranteed by scientists. Experts in paleontology the Region of Murcia have checked the specimens shown in each ecosystem, the morphology, environment, illumination and movement of each animal. Moreover, the Instituto Oceanográfico Español will support this show room as regards its veracity of contents, information shown and ecosystems recreation.
The Spanish company is interested in reach technical cooperation agreements to joint further development of the show room with virtual reality companies. The exhibition could be adapted to the specific needs of the interested partner, in case of museums, galleries or exhibition halls. It could be possible to establish a joint venture for the project, to share revenues and expenses with others kinds of partners interested in.