A team of three texture artists then spent a month perfecting the exterior look and feel of the creatures’ skins. Framestore’s Design Studio provided the photo cards which, along with the voiceover, give audiences detailed information on both the star creatures and the context of their extinction.
The outcomes are suitably epic, bringing important tales of extinction to audiences around the globe. ‘Virtual reality has incredible immersive power’, says Woolley. ‘In this instance, using it to educate as well as entertain has been extremely rewarding. Google Arts & Culture has a huge manifesto, to bring cultural institutions alive to those unable to visit in person, and Framestore are pleased to play a part in that mission’.