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The Sourdough Library in an immersive 3D-experience

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The Sourdough Library in an immersive 3D-experience

The Sourdough Library in 3D

Karl de Smedt is on a quest for Sourdough. This sourdough enthusiast is the librarian of the Puratos Sourdough Library in Saint Vith, Belgium. The library stores and safeguards the world’s best sourdough cultures. Like seeds, sourdoughs are fragile and risk getting lost or damaged. The Sourdough Library aims to avoid this kind of tragedy by offering a safe haven for sourdoughs. Multiple owners across the world have already sent a sample of their sourdough to the Puratos library for safekeeping.

A dynamic experience

The virtual library is a 3D experience and is fully dynamic. Visitors can freely glide around and inspect every nook and cranny of the virtual library. It’s a step up from the previous version of the Sourdough library that relied heavily on static photography.

The Sourdough Library in an immersive 3D-experience

An infinite amount of sourdoughs

The librarian regularly adds new sourdoughs to the library. We avoided the hassle of making a picture of the dough and installed a handy Content Management System based on Craft CMS. Through this system, unlimited amounts of virtual sourdoughs can get added. The librarian can input the dough’s parameters — like texture, wobbliness, amount of grain, dryness — and out comes a beautiful 3D-model and texture of the dough. Now, all sourdough enthusiasts can inspect the library’s unique collection from the comfort of their home.

We wrote an in-depth article on how we did that. 

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The Sourdough Library in an immersive 3D-experience

2D animation film in 360 degrees

The cherry on top of the experience is a 2D animation film in 360˚ that narrates sourdough history. It tells you all you need to know about the most compelling doughs of them all.

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