Super Nubibus 1834

Experience a virtual balloon ride over Karlsruhe of the year 1834. The installation „Super Nubibus" will be on display at new.New Festival in Stuttgart from 8th until 10th of October.

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Enjoy the Outlook

Fly over historical Karlsruhe and explore the city and its surroundings in a minimalist aesthetic, based on authentic architectural models. Take control of the balloon's burner and determine how far you are flying over the buildings. Feel the fresh breeze blowing around your neck and the warmth of the blower that radiates from above. But the most important part is: Enjoy the view.



Our model shows the city of Karlsruhe in 1834. We would like to thank Dr. Günther-Diringer, professor in Geoinformation Management at the University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, for providing the basic geometry as a basis for our further work. For the installation, it was heavily reworked and supplemented, among other things, by vegetation to create a fluid, atmosheric and immersive VR expierence. This is further supported by the physical aswell as virtual ballon basket and the accompanying sensory stimuli like sound, heat, vibrations. This allows visiter to hear the birds, feel the heat of the burner, enjoy the diving plesure and see the recurring solid ground beneath their feet when landing.


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Daniel Hepperle

Multimodal Sensors
Haptics & Technic and Code

portrait richarda kraft

Richarda Kraft

3D Artist
Sounds & Happy Little Trees

portrait sandra beuck

Matthias Wölfel

Le Chef
Organisation & Motivation

portrait marius sauter

Marius Sauter

3D Modeling
3D Animation & Magic

portrait alexander scheurer

Alexander Scheurer

Code & Tech
Unity, Electronics, Sensors, Assembly & much Work

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Silvia Becker

3D Architect
Color & Style

portrait sandra beuck

Sandra Beuck

Food//Beer & Design

portrait andreas siess

Andreas Sieß

So much Rendering
Look and Feel

thanks to:

Verena Beuck Shane Bauser Dennis Kipper Stefan Wywior AStA Fuwa Hochschule Furtwangen Informatica Feminale Team

Legal information

Hochschule Karlsruhe · Faculty of Computer Science
Moltkestr. 30 · 76133 Karlsruhe · Germany

Responsible according to § 55 Abs. 2 RStV:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wölfel