QVB Year Of The Dog

2018 marks the Year of the Dog in the Chinese Zodiac.
The Queen Victoria Building in central Sydney, Australia commissioned Papermoose to create a memorable interactive installation in the heart of their 120 year old space.

Toby K provided custom interactive software that allowed the dogs to track an oversized tennis ball that could be moved around by participants.


– Reliable object tracking in a live shopping centre with changing light conditions.
– The movement of the dogs had to be smooth and natural.
– The interaction had to be fast and responsive so that participants would instantly be engaged.

Toby K delivered a solution using a combination of colour and shape tracking that could be calibrated for the changing light conditions.

He also developed custom playback software that took the ultra-high resolution content and allowed the dogs to become lifelike complete with panting and strings of drool.