The Sims in Ellie

In this experiment we tried to visualise people’s location in Ellie with the LED ceiling. Everybody that walks underneath the ceiling will have his own halo with a random color. The biggest inspiration for this experiment were the blobs that are present above your head in The Sims.

Our version of The Sims uses the LED ceiling and a Kinect V2, the latter is used to locate individual persons in Ellie. Kinect V2 has the pro that it’s really good at skeleton tracking even if a person stands behind someone else. It has the advantage above something like blob tracking that it has a build in depth sensor which was required for this setup.

This video was taken on a open day and was working with up to six people at the same time.