Daily Planet

Our team created a gesture driven, realtime earth as a component of the Daily Planet set update for 2011. This custom system paired infrared motion based cameras, similar to the Microsoft Kinect, to move a high resolution, 3D Earth projected behind the segment host. The host could wave their hand to move the globe on it's axis, and to trigger a segment clip that would appear within the globe as a UI flag, and transition to the segment itself.