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WigglePlanet Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Books, T-Shirts and Greeting Cards That Will Introduce Their Interactive Self Animated Characters to the World(May 06, 2014)
Petaluma, California (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
In a documented first, using a decades young technology that combines geolocation, pattern recognition, and 3D animation to place animated characters in a real world environment, Petaluma, California-based Wiggle Planet introduces Peck Pecks Journey, an original application of Augmented Reality that allows characters in childrens illustrated booksto leave the page. The only equipment required? An active imaginationand an iPhone or iPad.
When a child opens Peck Pecks Journey, the story of a Wiglet who needs to find the way home, and points a smartphone or tablet at one of a dozen illustrated pictures in the story -- Whoosh. Right before a childs eyes a Wiglet appears on the page. But this is no case of canned animation. When a child reaches onto the page to touch the Wiglet, the Wiglet moves, follows a childs hand, even flips, jumps and dances.
Calling it Augmented Reality doesnt do it justice says Jeffrey Ventrella, founder and chief inventor of Wiggle Planet, referring to the much-talked-about technology that displays virtual images over real scenes when viewed through the camera of a smartphone or tablet.
For a sneak peak at Wiglets doing their Wiglet-thing, test drive a Wiglet right now on an Apple mobile device. Go to: Peanut Boy and the Hole of Danger! Be sure to pull out a dollar bill.
This technology has been brewing for decades. Using picture books to bring these characters to life has taken the project to a whole new level of interactivity. Peck Pecks Journey is now the focus of a campaign serving as the launch for a variety of Wiggle Planet literary and merchandise app-based properties which showcase Ventrellas original style of character animation. Backers will be first to get their hands on a Wigletif they can keep her there. But if not, theyll still enjoy the story.
But what exactly is a Wiglet? Says Ventrella, A Wiglet is a self-animated character it is created purely out of software. Wiglets have a life of their own. And they breed and evolve. Our Kickstarter campaign will show off how Wiglets will create new levels of interaction and inspiration.
WigglePlanet is a California limited liability company which develops self-animated characters which come alive through a series of original literary properties, games, and merchandise.
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