VIRTUAL AQUARIUM

Most museums or aquariums would frown upon visitors disturbing the fish, but we encourage our visitors to tap on the glass. The fish in our virtual aquarium will respond due to vibration sensors connected to the glass and computer software and programming that powers the game. The responses range from curiosity to fight or flight. There is even a Moray Eel lurking at the bottom waiting to surprise unsuspecting visitors.

THE STUDENT WILL LEARN:

The Virtual Aquarium was created with the same technology used in popular multi-player video games.

Computer animators first created 3D models of the individual fish using special so ware, then overlaid the models with realistic colors, patterns, and textures.

So ware engineers used a mathematical equation to animate the fish, mimicking natural movements and swimming patterns.