A Pixile is an interactive digital sculpture which transforms a series of static objects into an interactive illusion. Based on the elegance of a mobile sculpture and the dynamics of real-time 3D computer rendering, the Pixile creates a powerful illusion of real-life objects
spinning, changing and responding to each other. Viewers can interact with the Pixile by moving and rotating the objects in real-time, the Pixile can also respond to the users' body movements, sounds and even movement of air.
To achieve this effect, a custom-built 3D engine was developed to mimic and simulate the real life physical objects in a 3D generated environment. The virtual scene is then projected back onto the real-life objects, casting a virtual texture onto the static spheres. The laws of physics are also applied to the virtual scene in order to create the perception of the objects reacting to gravity and friction between them. This combination of techniques creates a unique and effective interactive holographic illusion.