So what is 4D?
As an early adopter of what is becoming known as emerging technologies, Art for After Hours and its founder Anthony Cappetto say what it isn't - its just not a vertical panel and a ground panel put together alone.
As exciting as I found working on this 3D project 'Life Flow', without the element of one or more elements of emerging technology such as (but certainly not limited to):
- Augmented Reality
- Virtual Reality
- Mixed Reality
- and many others that I'll be glad to discuss at other points... its only 3D.
You the viewer or prospective client are looking at a 3D anamorphic illusion, and just for the sake of clarification this piece is viewed from off the side and not in the proper viewpoint which was behind me back a set distance for the anamorphic scene of being within a human artery...
And this too is a 3D immersive piece and not a 4D piece. But of course the potential exists for creating future works with an integrated 4D program which can make your brands and promotions 'come alive'!
'Visions of Cambodia' is a 4D piece, integrating 4D augmented reality with 3D chalk art (below):
Detail of 'Visions of Cambodia' showing Designing artist Anthony Cappetto interacting with the computer generated 3D models that make the 4D augmented reality overlaid upon the live drawn 3D chalk artwork. When viewed through the dedicated application through our iPad, the hummingbird and the butterflies moved and fluttered as I moved my hands around which is part of the tech process.
Sorry about the glare but this was live onsite and an experimental piece... However, the 4D augmented reality of the hummingbird and the butterflies can be clearly seen in the center of the iPad screen.
So even as we look upon 'Visions of Cambodia' here, we are only seeing the 3D chalk art portion of the 3D4D art experience... Again both the emerging technology element as well as the 3D anamorphics have to be in place and together for an artist, company, etc to fully present as 4D.
As the street art market is now in the pivot to 4D emerging technologies as the rest of the world in countless other fields, I as founder of Art for After Hours and an early adopter in augmented, virtual, and simulations since the mid 2000's wished to offer these clarifications to our public, our clients, past and present as some in the marketplace may say they're doing 4D but really its only 3D without the 4D technology element. This discussion is only an item for clarification further defined by the complexities of integrating 4D with 3D ranging from logistics to budgets and more... The investment always pays off to be at the front of innovation as Art for After Hours saw with the rise of 3D over a decade ago.
Best for 2016 and look forward to sharing more of this very exciting development in blending the traditional street/chalk art form with the latest in emerging technologies.
Anthony Cappetto is an early adopter and innovator in 4D emerging technologies with his internationally recognized 3D anamorphic art drawn and designed by hand in chalk and paint. Cappetto has brought his 4D with the 3D anamorphic works to projects in the US and India, and now is an author/blogger on all things 4D emerging art/technology at Infinity Leap.
Art for After Hours brings 4D emerging technologies with 3D Immersive Environments to clients in corporate, branding,tradeshows, conventions, exhibitions, government public art exhibitions, and events worldwide from the USA, UAE, India, Japan, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Uruguay, Mexico, and new locations underway for 2016.