For a new project we would like to bring a physical cup to life with a video-animation on it.
The concept is as follows:
A man doing a triathlon; swimming, running and cycling. In the end he’s chilling in the fluid in the coffee-cup
User scans the cup with the Zappar-app
A 3D-model of the cup ‘takes over’ the real cup OR the video-plane with a transparent video is wrapped around the real cup
An animation starts on the cup itself of a man running and biking up a hill and finally jumps into the liquid inside the cup.
We already made a model of the cup with an anmiation in Cinema 4D. That was easy, now comes the hard part. We run into a few problems here, since it’s a rather complex concept and we haven’t got many hours of working in Zapworks Studio yet. So we’d like to ask you guys to think with us.
Problems to tackle
Is it possible to ZAP an image on a cylinder? Easy to test: probably yes.
Is it possible to track the motion of the cup (tilt/ pan, probably even when rotating the cup) and replace it with a 3D-model of it?
Is it possible to wrap a video-plane around the cup? Or do we have to export the cup with the animation in it (if even possible?)
Hopefully you guys can help en think with us.
Big thanks in advance!