Authenticity and scientific fact were key drivers throughout the project, with Framestore’s teams undertaking intensive research into their subject matter. Both creatures are extremely rare, and the study of a select number of experts globally. The prestige of the Museums, too, alongside the purpose of Google Arts & Culture to faithfully represent collections the world over, led to a firm facts-over- fiction approach.
Says Karl Woolley, Head of VR at Framestore in London: ‘Often with virtual reality we’re looking for the thrill factor, and really push our creative licence to achieve it. In this instance, that same thrill is in the accuracy. Every element of the creatures was thoroughly fact-checked, and by the greatest authorities on the species in the world. I would anticipate that these are the most accurate graphical representations of these creatures ever made’.