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SpongeBob attraction allows guests to interact ‘live and in person’ with a 3D digital character
05 May 2015 . BY Jason Holland
Moody Gardens partnered with Nickelodeon, Super 78 and SimEx-Iwerks to create the attraction / Moody Gardens
SimEx-Iwerks and Super 78 have created a SpongeBob-themed attraction for Texas’ Moody Gardens.

Called ‘SpongeBob SubPants Adventure’, the theatre-based submarine adventure is opening on 23 May. Using 3D technology, guests are able to have real-time conversations with characters and can choose their path through the ride. To further immerse guests, four large viewing portholes bring the experience of the entire submarine to life.

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment created custom seats, designed and installed all theatre systems and programmed special effects, working with Super 78 to integrate a virtual actor system into the overall attraction.

Super 78 provided an animation control system which allows a performer behind the scenes to control all aspects of the full-sensory experience on screen in front of audiences. The performer’s voice becomes an on-screen character, while a number of animation options bring the character to life. The performer also runs the lights, sounds, bubbles, and scents with the push of a button.

Design tool ‘Mushroom VR’ was used to help create the attraction, utilising the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to pre-visualize the experience. It provides an accurate guest-experience assessment of all the attraction content, including 3D environments, media, scenic and show elements.
PRODUCT NEWS
Triotech unveils Qube simulator
Triotech revealed its new Qube simulator – an interactive multiplayer coin-op game – at IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Disney launches wearable MagicBand+ for Disneyland Resort
SimEx-Iwerks reveals first customised fly film in collaboration with Red Raion
Immersive cinema specialist SimEx-Iwerks, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023, has created its first custom-production fly film in collaboration with CGI specialist, Red Raion.
LCI Productions delivered 20m projection mapped tree at Longleat’s Festival of Light
The Festival of Light returned to Longleat Safari & Adventure Park in Wiltshire, UK, at Christmas after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, placing storytelling at the heart of the experience.
AromaPrime releases most popular scents
Themed scent company AromaPrime has released its top 10 ‘weird and wacky’ smells over the past few years.
Billings Productions supplies dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library
Provider of life-size animatronic dinosaurs Billings Productions has provided a Megalosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops for the atrium of Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, Columbus, US as part of a special autumn programme of activities.
Simworx unveils new cops and robbers ride concept
Attractions developer Simworx has teamed up with themed entertainment designers Katapult to design a cops and robbers themed ride concept for Simworx’s Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) Dark Ride.
Vennersys upgrades Clevedon Pier’s ticketing system
Integrated ticketing and visitor management firm Vennersys was asked by the Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust board to update their ticketing management system.
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA, US.
Aardman collaborates with gaming venues to launch immersive Shaun the Sheep experience
Animation studio Aardman has announced a partnership with immersive group gaming experience providers Electric Gamebox to launch a game featuring Shaun the Sheep.
Giving the Gift of an experience has limitless benefits
As we emerge from the clutches of Covid and our freedom of movement is fully restored, giving the gift of an experience is more appealing than ever before.
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By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
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The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
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Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
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Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
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SpongeBob attraction allows guests to interact ‘live and in person’ with a 3D digital character
05 May 2015 . BY Jason Holland
Moody Gardens partnered with Nickelodeon, Super 78 and SimEx-Iwerks to create the attraction / Moody Gardens
SimEx-Iwerks and Super 78 have created a SpongeBob-themed attraction for Texas’ Moody Gardens.

Called ‘SpongeBob SubPants Adventure’, the theatre-based submarine adventure is opening on 23 May. Using 3D technology, guests are able to have real-time conversations with characters and can choose their path through the ride. To further immerse guests, four large viewing portholes bring the experience of the entire submarine to life.

SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment created custom seats, designed and installed all theatre systems and programmed special effects, working with Super 78 to integrate a virtual actor system into the overall attraction.

Super 78 provided an animation control system which allows a performer behind the scenes to control all aspects of the full-sensory experience on screen in front of audiences. The performer’s voice becomes an on-screen character, while a number of animation options bring the character to life. The performer also runs the lights, sounds, bubbles, and scents with the push of a button.

Design tool ‘Mushroom VR’ was used to help create the attraction, utilising the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to pre-visualize the experience. It provides an accurate guest-experience assessment of all the attraction content, including 3D environments, media, scenic and show elements.
PRODUCT NEWS
Triotech unveils Qube simulator
Triotech revealed its new Qube simulator – an interactive multiplayer coin-op game – at IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida.
Disney launches wearable MagicBand+ for Disneyland Resort
SimEx-Iwerks reveals first customised fly film in collaboration with Red Raion
Immersive cinema specialist SimEx-Iwerks, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023, has created its first custom-production fly film in collaboration with CGI specialist, Red Raion.
LCI Productions delivered 20m projection mapped tree at Longleat’s Festival of Light
The Festival of Light returned to Longleat Safari & Adventure Park in Wiltshire, UK, at Christmas after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, placing storytelling at the heart of the experience.
AromaPrime releases most popular scents
Themed scent company AromaPrime has released its top 10 ‘weird and wacky’ smells over the past few years.
Billings Productions supplies dinosaurs to Columbus Zoo and Library
Provider of life-size animatronic dinosaurs Billings Productions has provided a Megalosaurus, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops for the atrium of Columbus Metropolitan Main Library, Columbus, US as part of a special autumn programme of activities.
Simworx unveils new cops and robbers ride concept
Attractions developer Simworx has teamed up with themed entertainment designers Katapult to design a cops and robbers themed ride concept for Simworx’s Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) Dark Ride.
Vennersys upgrades Clevedon Pier’s ticketing system
Integrated ticketing and visitor management firm Vennersys was asked by the Clevedon Pier & Heritage Trust board to update their ticketing management system.
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA, US.
Aardman collaborates with gaming venues to launch immersive Shaun the Sheep experience
Animation studio Aardman has announced a partnership with immersive group gaming experience providers Electric Gamebox to launch a game featuring Shaun the Sheep.
Family business celebrates 40 years as leading ticketing solutions provider
A leading ticketing company that can boast Wembley Stadium as its first-ever client, is celebrating its 40th birthday this year.
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COMPANY PROFILES
instantprint

We’re a Yorkshire-based online printer, founded in 2009 by Adam Carnell and James Kinsella. [more...]
ProSlide Technology, Inc.

A former national ski team racer, ProSlide® CEO Rick Hunter’s goal has been to integrate the smoot [more...]
Painting With Light

By combining lighting, video, scenic and architectural elements, sound and special effects we tell s [more...]
Simworx Ltd

The company was initially established in 1997. Terry Monkton and Andrew Roberts are the key stakeh [more...]
+ More profiles  
FEATURED SUPPLIER

Attractions industry to reunite this September at IAAPA Expo Europe in London
For the first time in more than a decade, industry leaders from across the global attractions industry will once again gather in London as part of the annual IAAPA Expo Europe, the sector’s premier international event. [more...]
VIDEO GALLERY

Red Raion TV - Testimonial: Leolandia
When you work in the Attractions Industry, there’s nothing better than seeing that dreamy look in the eyes of the people who have just tried your attraction. Find out more...
More videos:
ProSlide's all-in-one waterplay entertainment center – Proslide Tech Inc
Testimonial Richard Needham - SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment – Red Raion
Red Raion Showreel 2022 – Red Raion
+ More videos  

CATALOGUE GALLERY
+ More catalogues  
DIRECTORY
+ More directory  
DIARY

 

05-06 Mar 2023

CryoCON 2023

Renaissance at Plano Legacy West Hotel, Dallas, United States
10-12 May 2023

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, China
+ More diary  
 


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