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Latest Hatsune Miku Project Sends Idol Into Orbit

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The "Niconico Planetarium Club" founder Hoshikaze P and ORIHALCON Project developer Toshiyuki Takahei took virtual idol Hatsune Miku into space at the Synra Dome planetarium at the Tokyo Science Museum. ORIHALCON is a real-time 3D visualization software and what better way to put it to use than throwing a space concert with Hatsune Miku?

The event included Hatsune Miku-themed experiments, including MikuMikuDance projections, real-time dancing rendered on the planetarium screen, interactive games, dome video projections of the audience created in real time by the Ricoh Theta spherical panoramic camera, three-dimensional Synra Dome demos, and experiments with the use of multiple projectors.

According to Takahei, the project is planned to expand to a second installment, followed by eventual appearances at other theaters.

If it reflects light, fans will put Hatsune Miku on it. A separate project in Hokkaido created a Hatsune Miku concert in the clouds and a fan made a smaller scale projection of Hatsune Miku on fog created by a humidifier.

[Via Yattar Japan]

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