As a volunteer effort to educate the public about manatees and their ecology, I undertook the Snooty Virtual Experience project. This project is centered around Snooty, the longest-living manatee, and uses 3D modeling and animation to bring him to life in a virtual space. One of the primary goals of this project was to provide an immersive experience that would teach users about the biology and ecology of manatees.
To create the Snooty Virtual Experience, I utilized Adobe Aero, a powerful tool for creating augmented reality experiences. The 3D model of Snooty was sculpted and animated entirely by myself, allowing me to bring my vision for the project to life. The end result is a unique and engaging experience that is sure to captivate and educate users of all ages.
To access the Snooty Virtual Experience, users can scan the QR code provided in the image above, and visit the URL on their smartphone. This allows them to experience Snooty in all his glory and learn more about these fascinating creatures. *Please note that this is a small room-size AR installation, and it will require about 100 sq ft of floor space (10′ x 10′).