There is a large body of content available for the OmniGlobe, most of which is included with systems at no additional cost. In addition, content for the OmniGlobe can easily be created by/for museums, science centers or educational institutions using conventional software tools such as (Adobe PhotoShop®, Adobe AfterEffects®, Apple Final Cut Pro®, GIS mapping software, etc.) and ARC software to project the imagery with the correct geometry. Map Images need to be created as equatorial cylindrical equidistant projections (also called platte carre or Lat/Long grid). This is basically just a 2:1 aspect ratio, high resolution PNG or JPG file. ARC’s recommended image size for the dual 1080p or dual WUX projector OmniGlobes is 4000 x 2000 pixels, and 2400 x 1200 pixels for the single projector systems. Somewhat smaller images are often quite adequate as well.
Effective content can be as simple as conventional global images (i.e. maps) but can also be creative images such as artwork, 3D visualizations, banners, logos, graphics, movies, etc. Animations are just a series of images numbered sequentially.
When used with ARC’s OmniExplorer™ software, which both re-projects with the correct geometry and provides interactive manipulation of the global image, almost anything is possible.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the Content creation process!