Chalmette Visitor Center - Weapons
National Park Service
Rotate, Load and Fire Photorealistic 3D Models
On January 8, 1815, the Battle of New Orleans was waged on the Chalmette Battlefield, marking the last great battle of the War of 1812. Here the Americans won a resounding and unlikely victory over a vastly superior British force. The battle would establish the new American democracy as a power to be reckoned with and launched the political career of then General Andrew Jackson. To commemorate the battle, the war and its far reaching implications, the National Park Service commissioned a rich new interactive exhibition for the Visitor Center adjacent to the battle site.
Working with our partners, Argentine Productions, The Park Service tasked us with the creation of eight touch screen interactive experiences which would educate visitors to the battle site.
“Weapons” is an interactive gallery for which Bluecadet created over a dozen photorealistic 3D models of the weapons employed in the battle. From swords to cannons, no detail went unnoticed. Each weapon was carefully built and rendered in exacting detail and to the precise specifications of the Park Service's historians. The user can fluidly rotate these weapons in 3D space as well as select points of interest and watch related videos. In this way, a user can witness the arc of a cannon ball or learn the proper manner in which to load and fire a musket.
Kim Quinn, Stacey Wiley
Rebecca Sherman, Troy Lachance
Jason Grandelli, Stacey Wiley