Fire and Water

Avatar Element Bending with AR

Andreea Elena Adam
MArch II 2023
Georgy Karpenko
MArch II 2023
Robert Nilsen
MDes ULE 2023
1 Water or fire bend against others in any environment with two or more devices.

Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when ...bending became possible with mobile devices and artificial reality. Inspired by “Avatar: The Last Airbender” bending: The manipulation of an element such as water and fire, our group sought to create a playful artificial reality environment where with the touch of your mobile device, the user can bend against the other with fire or water. The third or more connected devices can watch the scene in real time. Simulate an avatar battle from the comfort of Gund!

Situated in Rhino and Grasshopper with Fologram, the first user device links to the fire element and the second device links to the water element. Signified by slight bending from the hand on the phone screen, the users can click the screen to bend towards one another- relentlessly pushing towards the other user until both users release their fingers from the screen. The graphics have been calibrated to run smoothly with instantaneously generating lower-quality meshes that can sustain your avatar battle to triumph.

Project video
2 Program tracks the device tap and triggers growth of the element towards the other device.
3 Grasshopper script includes fologram and C# components.