sensorama opens an immersive virtual reality ride in brazil
 
sensorama opens an immersive virtual reality ride in brazil sensorama opens an immersive virtual reality ride in brazil
sep 21, 2015

sensorama opens an immersive virtual reality ride in brazil

sensorama opens an immersive virtual reality ride in brazil
all images courtesy of sensorama

 

 

 

sensorama has announced the launch of ‘VIX’, brazil’s advanced immersive attraction. it’s a 24 person ride that straps passengers on a sensory experience of an underwater voyage. as the ride accelerates through a narrow passage of land, guests will feel their hair blowing in the wind, simulating the sensation of levitating through air, fragrances are filtered into the space as guests journey through the forbidden forest, while hints of mist are emitted once the ride plunges towards the deep ocean. the simulation experience which is designed for families and thrill-seekers alike and suitable for ages four and older allows passengers to travel to an underwater cave located thousands of feet below ground. 

the hallway before entering the ride

 

 

 

 

the innovation behind the project, which took two years to complete, lies in the infrastructure, unique user experience and ‘VIX’s’ advanced simulation technology. the project required 100 tons of steel, three kilometers of cabling, a team of more than 90 professionals, a custom-engineered building and a 172 square meter compound curved screen, which is equivalent to the size of an imax theater. ‘VIX’ delivers cinematic content by using multiple 4K ultra high-resolution projectors, which give an uncompromising image, brightness, and resolution. the combination of six million pixels, uncompressed video, an 18.3 3D audio system, immersive special effects and synchronized movements with six axis motion of freedom, provides guests with a vivid and immersive experience in flying, gliding and speeding through landscapes. the ‘VIX’ experience will open in october in vila velha, brazil at praia da costa shopping mall.

 

video courtesy of sensorama

 

the spaceship’s set design

 

the seating and ride design

 

the view from the audience perspective

video courtesy of sensorama

the ride’s infrastructure

the curved screen

the six different motion arms

the mechanics underneath the seating area

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