At the new Moesgaard Museum in Denmark visitors literally come face-to-face with the ancestors of the human race. A unique collection of anatomically precise reconstructions of human species greets visitors already on the staircase in the museum foyer. The figures can be experienced up close or through 'binoculars'. Looking through the binoculars, one sees a digital diorama of the lifelike figures in in their indigenous settings. The viewer feels like moving around them and inside the landscape. In order to achieve this effect, each environment was built in 3D and a virtual tracking shot was designed. The data of the virtual flight was used to film the physical reconstructions with a motion control system that followed the exact perspective of the virtual camera. Thus a seamless integration of the figure into the 3D environment was achieved.
ART+COM Studios created the digital dioramas in collaboration with Moesgaard Museum Design Studio.