• Loko, the news 2018 – Work in progress



The news 2018 of Acqua Village Cecina is coming!

In Acqua Village Cecina you will find Lua Pele, the Island of the volcanoes.

This attraction is the winner of the Parksmania Special Jury Prize 2017.In Lua Pele you will discover Loko, the fire slide, the news of summer 2018. Thanks to the technology of 3D Projection Mapping, Loko is one of a kind attraction.

In Hawaiian Loko means “inside”: this is the new name of the inside slide, which in 2017 had a funnel in its route, which was inserted in a spectacular 12 meters wide crater. In 2018 the crater becomes a 17 meters high volcano. The project started with a drawing signed by Marco Bressan, who is the mastermind of the company Ozlab Funfactory. In collaboration with Riccardo Fara, creative director of Acqua Village Waterparks, they turned to the 4DODO studio, which is specialized in virtual scenography.

The executive plan was born from that project, which saw at work a team of engineers and experts, who have transformed the first ideas into reality also with the management of the park. 18 tons of iron support the structure of poilurethane and cement, and it was erected directly in the building site of the water park. A team of sculptors, who was directed by Raffaele Lattuada, sculpted the inside of the volcano, creating a volcanic-themed scenography characterized by two Tiki-masks. Sculptures, masks and cavities will be the background of the projections made by 4DODO. The experts of the studio have been in Cecina to scan the inside surface of the volcano in order to create the contents for the computer graphics, which will animate the interior of Loko, the heart of the attraction Lua Pele.

4DODO has created a 3D Projection Mapping project for Loko. To reach the final result, the work was divided into different phases: the first involved the raising of the new structure in order to scan the inside surface of the volcano with laser scanners (Stonex X300). The result of the scan was a cloud of over a million points, which was elaborated to obtain a 3D model of the volcano. The volumes were digitally “sculpted” on the surface of this model and then painted digitally. Animations and effects of pouring lava, magma, lights and shadows, smoke have been studied and added. The visual content will make Loko the first water attraction equipped with this technology, which will be projected at 360 degrees through a special technological infrastructure designed specifically by 4DODO.

And the works for the realization of the news 2018 continue.


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