When WonderWorks, an amusement park for the mind, decided to open a brand new location in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, they contacted IDEAS to develop two exciting attractions that would really let the imaginations of their visitors run wild. The challenge was to tell an entertaining and educational story to the WonderWorks target audience, 8-15 year olds that would keep the attention of their parents and/or teachers.
"Wonders of Space" is a five-minute tour of the universe in 3D, utilizing state of the art software and algorithms to project stunning 3D animation, video and. IDEAS wrote and produced the entire attraction. Once the script was created, the elements were created in Maya. After picture was locked, the files were given to 3dh where the animations were converted into incredible 3D visuals for the show, as well as an interactive 3-minute pre-show feature. In addition to the 3D video, a 5.1 surround sound track was also created for the Wonders of Space video. IDEAS reconfigured existing NASA images taken by one of the rovers of the Martian surface into a panoramic 3D picture of the planet's actual landscape! WonderWorks also opened a 3D Wonders of Space show for their Orlando location.