In April this year, Australia's first outdoor mobile 3D augmented reality art show will be staged in locations in Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney event will be presente as part of this year's Surry Hills Festival. The show will feature works by local and international artists and is currently looking for submissions.
HOW IS IT BEING STAGED?
The installation will consist of a curated collection of geo-located digital works that can be viewed by anyone who visits the location of the work with an iPhone or Android phone using the Layar Reality Browser
WHAT TYPE OF WORKS ARE BEING SOUGHT?
Submissions should be based around digital 3D works that can be rendered comfortably on the slower processors of mobile phones, and should conform to the constraints based on works by the Layar platform. Namely:
3D works must consist of no more than 5000 polygons
Texturing can only be done via UV mapping using diffuse colour textures (bump maps & normal maps are not supported.) UV maps may include PNG transparency.
Models themselves cannot be animated BUT their textures can be
Any model/texture files that are used should be kept small to avoid large downloads & long wait times for display.
For more detailed guidelines on preparing 3D works for display via the Layar platform
In addition to 3D models, the submission may include mp3 files, images or text that can be accessed when the 3D models are “clicked on” by users. (As with models and textures, large files should be avoided.)
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submissions should include the following:
Name of artist
Title of work
Any additional subtitles to be displayed in Layar
200 dpi image of the artwork (for printed promotional purposes)
An artist statement of short description of the work
Link to the artist's website
3D files of the artwork (either submitted in Layar 3DS format – see above presentation link for guidelines on preparing this – or OBJ format with all accompanying material & images files)
* Any accompanying media files (ie text, image, mp3) and instructions as to how they should be accessed (e.g. when 3D work clicked; when within a certain distance of the works' location, etc). (NB: If you wish to host the media yourself or have a website that you want to be accessed when the work is interacted with, we would be happy to consider supporting this as well.)
Any submissions or questions should be sent to filmcement[at]gmail.com
Provisional deadline for submissions is 25 March 2011