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Swing – Immersive VR-experience

Thi Binh Minh Nguyen & Christin Marczinzik,
Germany,  Halle (Saale) Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale), Germany,  „Digital Spectacle“ supervised by Prof. Bernd Hanisch,  July 17, 2015
"Swing" is a playful VR-installation with Oculus Rift DK2 and Kinect SDK 2.0. It uses a swing as a physical input device. This innovative combination offers the gamer a very immersive experience.

The way swinging influences people is still a mystery. But one thing is certain: the rhythmic motion has positive impacts on the psyche and wellbeing. We want to use and intensify this sensual effects to let the gamer fall into dreams and expand his mind.

"Swing" makes a dream come true: the dream of flying.

The prototype was originated within the project „Digital Spectacle“ at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in wintersemester 2014/15.
It was developed by Christin Marczinzik and Thi Binh Minh Nguyen, Multimedia Design Master students, supervised by Prof. Bernd Hanisch.


Christin Marczinzik is an Interaction & Multimedia Designer, born 1988 in Magdeburg, Germany. She graduated her Bachelor in Industrial Design. Since 2013 she lives in Halle (Saale), Germany, where she studies Multimedia Design (M.A.) at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design.

Thi Binh Minh Nguyen is a designer & creative technologist focused on media Installations & News Games, born 1987 in Vietnam, raised in Germany. She was nominated for international awards and now she’s studying Multimedia Design (M.A) at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design in Halle (Saale), Germany.
  • Animation
  • Concept Art
  • Design
  • Editing
  • Generalist (all)
  • Level Design
  • Look Development
  • Modeling
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Rigging
  • Story Development
  • Texture Painting
  • UI Design
  • 3ds Max
  • After Effects
  • Blender
  • Cinema 4D
  • Maya
  • Unity 3D
  • V-Ray
  • Zbrush
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  • May 13, 2015
Swing is a two-person project. All you can see was made by both of us. We used Adobe Suite, 3DS Max, Blender and Unity 3D. For the programming he had help of the tutor for Unity 3D.

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