If you’re chilling online and looking for something creative to enjoy, you should check out this awesome little animation by Cirque de Soleil. It’s a lot like watching a DVD of Cirque de Soleil – except it’s not the same at all. This time, the whole act is shown on the Web and the plot is controlled by you.
The Movi Kanti Revo extension is part of the Chrome Experiments collection. Movi Kanti Revo means ‘Moving Singing Dreaming’ in Esperanto, which sums up the nature of this performance – and your part in it. You’ll be joining in with movement and sound – and finally taking a starring role in Cirque de Soleil. Fancy that!
Using Movi Kanti Revo
To get started with Movi Kanti Revo, you need to install the Movi Kanti Revo Chrome Extension, then either launch it or visit the Movi Kanti Revo website. The app will ask you to allow access to your webcam in order to capture both image and sound. Then, you’re on your way.
In typical Cirque De Soleil style, the characters babble on using words most people don’t understand. In this case, it may actually be Esperanto. Not that it matters, as the characters are always so expressive that you will understand just by watching their movements. You’ll be required to move about in order to make choices and progress through the show. Plus, you’ll also get a chance to make lovely noises into your microphone. It’s a really cute little exercise and it explores a lot of new tools in Chrome and HTML5.
What Is Movi Kanti Revo?
The Movi Kanti Revo performance is a beautiful show, featuring the sorts of acrobatics as you would expect from Cirque de Soleil. The narrative is held together by a handful of enigmatic characters, who guide you to perform the tasks required to progress from scene to scene. In some respects, it’s a simple game. In other ways, it is a gorgeous performance.
An emotional journey made of love, doubts, hope and dreams.
Blended together, Movi Kanti Revo is a new piece of art, ready to bring a smile to your face. You’ll explore this art using tones and gestures, becoming an integral part of the show. It’s “an emotional journey made of love, doubts, hope and dreams”.
The Making Of Movi Kanti Revo
What’s fascinating about Movi Kanti Revo is that is uses some of the most powerful tools in Chrome and HTML5 to bring the show to life. It was made in conjunction with Google and developed by Subatomic Systems. The whole 3D enviroment is built with just HTML5 and CSS – which is really quite amazing when you see it. If you are interested in the mechanics of it, check out this HTML5 tutorial on Movi Kanti Revo by HTML5 Rocks, It’s really quite fascinating to see how it was built. You might also like to check out our own HTML5 tutorial as well.
Essentially, Movi Kanti Revo uses 3D transforms, 3D transitions, CSS animations, HTML5 video and HTML5 audio to create the surreal world. To take in your input, the app uses getUserMedia and Text to Speech, giving you the control you need in an exciting, creative way.
The Movi Kanti Revo Chrome Extension is as attractive to web developers interested in HTML5 as it is to art lovers and fans of Cirque de Soleil. It’s truly a beautiful piece of work, which is redefining what people expect from their Web experience.
About Chrome Experiments
Chrome Experiments are designed to fully utilise the scope of HTML5 and CSS. They are a way to showcase the technology to people who may or may not fully understand the powerful things that can be achieved with these tools. As with any new medium, this is often best achieved by teaming up with artists like Cirque de Soleil. If you want to see more, check out the Chrome Experiments gallery. There you’ll be able to find some of the very best Chrome Experiments created so far.
Other Creative Apps
If you’re still feeling creative, there are other amazing Chrome apps that are really worth checking out, such as Psykopaint, and similar apps which let you do incredible things with your photographs. You can also have a go at a handful of other creative ideas for when you’re online and bored.
What did you think of Movi Kanti Revo? Were you more impressed by the art behind it or the technology?