Fun with Product Spins
As an added feature to a medical training CD-ROM we are currently working on, we are including a 360 degree video product spin. This will allow the user to view the machine and all its parts in full detail, having shot the rotation in HD. As the product is spinning on a rotating platform, it would be hard to have plugged it in and powered up with the LCD screen on. Luckily, in post production with have plenty of tools to composite a screen capture onto the monitor and track the rotation of the screen in space, with perspective. Adjusting the layer mode even allows the reflection to appear through the composited screen capture further perfecting the illusion.
Not only can we just composite a screen capture, but it can be an animated screencapture which would animate through the various screens that might appear when using the machine. As a suggestion to the client during project inception, the rotation will clearly be a bonus feature on the CD-ROM, further enhancing the user’s training experience.