Interactive ride debuts in Portugal
Having now got a few 3D/4D projects under its belt, UK supplier Simworx is integrating a number of the technologies into its simulator rides, the area in which the company is traditionally known.
For example, Simworx recently teamed up with de pinxi in Belgium to create its first interactive 4D Mobile Morphis Movieride Theatre (pictured). The Belgian company provided the interactive technology for the unit, which features an educational film called the Future of Medicine, a virtual journey through the human body.
Each rider has a joystick with which they influence the way the simulator moves as well as interacting with what is happening on screen. Additionally, every seat features interactive buttons, a display and multi-lingual sound system. Total immersion is ensured by the use of special effects (light, bubbles and wind) and a 5.1 spatial sound track.
“This is being launched as a new product and the interactive elements can be retrofitted to existing Morphis Movieride Theatres,” adds Simworx’ Terry Monkton.“ The unit is set to travel around educational venues in Portugal under the ownership of the Champalimaud Foundation.
In Bulgaria, the Ventura Group recently ordered a second, 20-seat Morphis simulator from Simworx following the huge success of its first unit at the Sunny Beach resort on Black Sea. The most popular ride film for the group so has been has been Ravine Race.
Other recent Morphis 20 installations by Simworx include a 3D version of it Morphis Movieride Simulation