Hatsune Miku Makes Appearance at Planetarium

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Hatsune Miku takes a trip to the planetarium.
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On October 13th, a special Hatsune Miku event was held at the Synra Dome planetarium at the Tokyo Science Museum.

The event, named “Niconico Planetarium Club 1st Dome Projection Experiment”, was created by Toshiyuki Takahei, developer of the ORIHALCON Project platform of real-time 3D visualization software, and Hoshikaze P, founder of the “Niconico Planetarium Club” project on streaming video site Niconico Douga. The result of a Twitter conversation between Takahei and Hoshikaze P, the creators utilized Hatsune Miku video making tool MikuMikuDance as a starting point for the project.

The event included numerous Hatsune Miku-themed experiments, including MikuMikuDance projections and 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, 3-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.

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Real dancing rendered in 3D and projected on the planetarium screen.
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Niconico Planetarium Club Hatsune Miku ニコニコプラネタリウム部

The scene at the “Niconico Planetarium Club 1st Dome Projection Experiment”.
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A second installment of the event is planned.
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Niconico Planetarium Club Hatsune Miku ニコニコプラネタリウム部

MikuMikuDance videos were projected on the dome.
© 2007-2008 ORIHALCON Project. All Rights Reserved.

Links:
Niconico Planetarium Club 1st Dome Projection Experiment
Miku Dome Projection Video (Niconico Douga)