Chaotic Moon + Fjord

SXSW Projects

Accenture Interactive

Fürst ve scänn, zehn ve dänse

No dance skills? No problem. Utilizing a hi-res 3D scanner and cloud computing, the Döppeldancer renders a 3D mesh of your entire body and wraps the animation, face and all, around your body structure. The result is digital version of you, equipped with some seriously Michael Jackson-esque moves.

Story Behind the Project

Bust a move at Chaotic Moon’s digital dance party!

Don’t have the smoothest moves? Don’t worry—even if the dice move is all you’ve got or you can barely manage the Y.M.C.A., you can still totally dominate with the Döppeldancer, which is making its debut at the Chaotic Moon + Fjord SXSW party at the Rattle Inn on March 12th.

Simply step into our 3D scanner (less invasive than it sounds, swear), where your likeness will be captured as the scanner rotates around you, forming a 3D mesh of your body. This 3D mesh of your body is then sent to a cloud-based processor, where it’s fitted with a pre-programmed dance animation.

All you have to do is sit back, relax, and watch your personal digital döppelganger bust a move on the big screen! (Then share it as a GIF on social media...because everyone knows that if it isn’t on the Internet, it never really happened.)

Who needs skills when you’ve got technology?

Tech Specs


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Future Applications

As for applications beyond the party? Take retail, for instance. A 3D mesh of a person could allow for extreme customization and assured fit of one’s clothing, making shopping—especially online—easier than ever, and saving both retailers and customers valuable time and money. This technology could also offer users better insight and perspective to set and track fitness goals. (Have you ever glimpsed a 360-degree view of yourself in 3D form? The scanner doesn’t add that 10 pounds, people.)

But, for now, hey, let’s just enjoy some high-tech twerking.