Ortelia Projects
Ortelia Virtual Set Designer  

Ortelia has teamed up with the Queensland Theatre Company (QTC) to create a 3D interactive Set and lighting design tool for students and educators.

Virtual Set Designer has been created to allow students and educators of theatre to explore the creation of sets and lighting in an interactive manner. Virtual Set Designer is currently in beta testing and scheduled for release in November 2010.

Click Here to view screenshots and a video of the Virtual Set designer and learn more.


Ortelia Curator  

Ortelia has developed the Ortelia Curator application specifically with professional curators, educators and students in mind. Ortelia Curator™ enables users to accurately curate real or imaginary exhibitions in their own gallery or imaginary spaces.

Virtual Curator has been created to allow users to curate their own exhibitions in a dynamic and accurate 3D interactive environment. Users can import a Ortelia custom high fidelity model of their gallery space or create their own using the gallery building tool. Galleries can be saved and reused. Users are able to import and 'hang' artwork. Ortelia curator offers the ability to turn on a mid-line, measure distances, crop and frame images to name but a few features.

Ortelia Curator Standard is currently available for sale. Ortelia Curator Pro is scheduled for release in early 2011. The pro version will interface with art databases via SQL.

Click Here to view screenshots and a video of Ortelia Curator and learn more.


The 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize (Caloundra Regional Art Gallery)  

An interactive tour of the 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition held at the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.

Ortelia was commissioned to archive the 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition in 3D and to deliver an interactive self guided tour. As well as the self guided toour and 'Curate your own Exhibition' version has been created for students to experiment with their own version of the exhibition. An online version of the 3D interactive exhibition can be viewed here.

Click Here to view screenshots and a video of the 2010 Sunshine Coast Art Prize Interactive environment.


The Behan legacy: The Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art (UQ Art Museum)

 

An interactive tour of the 2010 The Behan legacy: The Stuartholme-Behan Collection of Australian Art exhibition held at the University of Queensland Art Museum.

Ortelia was commissioned to archive the Behan Legacy: exhibition in 3D and to deliver an interactive self guided tour. As well as the self guided toour and 'Curate your own Exhibition' version has been created for students to experiment with their own version of the exhibition.

Click Here to view screenshots and a video of the 2010 Behan Legacy Interactive environments.


The 2009 Self Portrait Prize(UQ Art Museum)  

An interactive tour of the acclaimed 2009 Self Portrait Prize exhibition held at the University of Queensland Art Museum.

Ortelia was commissioned to archive the 2009 Self Portrait Prize exhibition in 3D and to deliver an interactive self guided tour.

Click Here to view screenshots and a video of the 2009 Self Portrait Prize Interactive environment.


The Caloundra Regional Art Gallery  

Ortelia has been commissioned to create the Caloundra Regional Art gallery in virtual space for the purpose of archiving past exhibitions and the delivery of arhived interactive 3D exhibitions.

Ortelia is working closely with the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery to deliver innovative exhibitions, including video content, narrative-driven tours and detailed information about the artwork on display. The 3D content for this gallery is delivered via interactive DVDs and the web. Ortelia also successfully modeled the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) exhibitions for 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Visit the Sunshine Coast Art Prize site.

Click Here to visit the 2009 Sunshine Coast Art Prize Interactive environment.

Click Here to view screenshots and a video of the 2008 Sunshine Coast Art Prize Interactive environment.


Our Way Exhibition (UQ Art Museum)  

An interactive tour of the internationally acclaimed Our Way exhibition of art from Lockhart River in far north Queensland, held at the University of Queensland Art Museum.

Ortelia was commissioned to archive the Our Way exhibition in 3D and to deliver an interactive self guided tour. The UQ Art Museum at the University of Queensland is now exploring the further use of the existing 3D model created by Ortelia.

Click here to view a 3D interactive version of the Our Way exhibition.

Click here to view screenshots and a video of the Our Way exhibition.


Recreation of the Rose Theater, London  

Ortelia'srecreation of the Rose Theatre from late sixteenth-century London reveals for the first time just how small and dark this venue is. The Rose Theatre was where Christopher Marlowe’s plays were performed, and where several of William Shakespeare’s early plays were also performed. It is situated on the south side of the Thames, not far from the site of the Globe Theatre, which is more commonly associated with Shakespeare’s plays. This model traces the transformations in the Rose Theatre’s architecture from its 1587 inception through several enlargements. The model is built up in VR form from the archaeological records of the foundations, using the work of theatre architects and theatre historians. This model, which includes accurate reflections of good and bad weather conditions in a London summer, makes it possible to answer questions that have puzzled theatre historians for centuries. Further, it invites users to ask new ones.

Click here to view screenshots and a video of the Rose Theatre interactive environment.


Banfoot House, Glasshouse Mountains, Queensland.   outsideinside

Bankfoot House is the oldest building in the village of Glasshouse Mountains, and is presently being turned into a museum by the Caloundra Art Gallery. In the meantime, Ortelia’s virtual recreation of the house enables users to see the detail of the house, the shed, and the contents of the main room in the house.

Ortelia has completed and delivered Stage 2 of the Bankfoot House interactive environment. Stage 2 was officially launched at the Sunshine Coast Council Arts and Heritage forum on the 13th of May 2008. This stage included the innovative modeing the house and its additional buildings at several time periods over the last century and incorporating interactive elements to allow users to 'scroll' through time.

The screenshots opposite are taken from Stage 1. A demonstration runtime will be available for download shortly.

Click here to view screenshots and a video of the Bankfoot House interactive environment.

Click here to visit the Bankfoot House website.


The Boar's Head Theatre.   outside

Ortelia was commissioned to recreate the Boar's Head theatre. This model of the Boar’s Head Playhouse depicts the theatre as it could have been in 1599 in London, the same year that the Globe Theatre was built. This playhouse was not polygonal, but rather rectangular and built in the courtyard between several buildings.

This model is created from the sketches provided in Herbert Berry’s book, The Boar’s Head Playhouse (Washington: Folger, 1986). It was designed for the research of Professor Richard Fotheringham (University of Queensland) which focuses on the relationship between actors and audience in early modern theatre. He used this model to establish the likely height of the stage, and to ascertain what the sightlines would have been for groundlings and those patrons standing at various points in the balconies.

Click here to view the 3D interactive walkthrough of the Boar's Head theatre. The scene will open in a new window.

Click here to view screenshots and a video of the Boar's Head interactive environment.