Autotrader Driven by style

category

branding, art, installation, interactive

date

June, 2016

client

Zambezi
Autotrader

credits

UNIT9

role

developer, projection mapping

about

To promote Auto Trader’s search by colour website functionality, we setup an installation in the fashionable Wynwood Arts District of Miami. People’s clothing could be scanned and then the colours were projected across the street and onto a parked car along with the message - Driven by Style. A pillar contained a sonar detector to sense that someone was in front of it and a ring of LEDs animated in sequence to show the user that they were about to be scanned. The sequence resulted in bright white and a HD camera captured imagery of the clothing. Up to 5 dominant colours were automatically picked and then used to colour separate matte layers of animation within a Watchout server. These were then projected via 3 Barco projectors across the street and over the car resulting in one solid colour and messaging on the back wall. After a few moments the colour transitioned out, back onto the street. I was responsible for programming watchout communication and projection mapping the car.

Technologies used: Watchout, Python, Raspberry Pi, OpenCV, Projection Mapping