Marshmallow Laser Feast – Chameleon

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A virtual reality experience based on local community members in Mexico City

Immersive Experiences creative agency, Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF) were commissioned by the British Council to create a virtual reality experience based on local community members in Mexico City; The ‘Chameleon Project.’

MLF contacted CAMERA regarding the processing of Artec data scans generated in Mexico into facial models which could be animated inside a virtual environment, and experienced via a Vive headset. The project was a great success and will be recreated at the University of Bath as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.


As part of the ongoing British Council AltCity series, Marshmallow Laser Feast, supported by MUTEK.MX, Vans, Centro, 3rd Eye and Foto Museo Cuatro Caminos, travelled to Mexico City to collaborate with twelve local artists – photographers, programmers, architects, visual artists, sound designers, fashion designers and writers – to create Chameleon. Working together for 2 weeks they designed, captured & created the virtual gallery and physical installation. The work initially presented at MUTEK.MX 2016.

Research, design and a series of cutting edge 3D imaging techniques (Lidar, structured to light scanning & photogrammetry) helped create multi-layered 3D portraits coupled with soundscapes, textures and video that together, form the overall experience.

“The feedback has been great and we really appreciate your help.”

Robin McNicholas, Director, MLF, Oct 2016

With thanks to Marshmallow Laser Feast and Chris Mullany or use of images and footage.