I first came in contact with the Transparent Glass Material while working to produce an interactive exhibit for a major entertainment brand. The interactive, that we were working on, was a glass screen that was designed to be placed in front a movie prop. Patrons would step up and interact with content on the screen, in view of the prop, but there was a catch. The glass screen needed to be fully Transparent in order to see the prop behind the glass clearly, according to brand standards. Unfortunately, as it is now, and as it was at the time, any product that you apply to glass to try and achieve this ‘transparency’ effect can only give you 65% transparency which was unacceptable for this exhibit, so I set off on a search for the perfect Transparent product. After digging around online I found some obscure videos of a scientist and his team from PANIN Visual based in India. They were showcasing a fully Transparent solution that did not require any film on the glass. After watching this video I thought, as most do, that this product could not be real. I had been telling clients for years that there was no way that we could achieve the “Minority Report” glass effect, however as soon as we put a projector on the PANIN glass, I realized that we could.
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