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Client: Intific Inc.
Since the Iraq & Afghanistan wars, the Veterans Administration has treated over 200,000 combat veterans for post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD].
Hundreds of thousands have sought care elsewhere – or not at all.
The objective of this project was to develop user-friendly authoring tools to help Service Members express combat-related experiences through personal narratives in a sequential, graphic novel format – enabling them to process their memories and emotions constructively.
Our approach was to utilize 3D assets already developed for RealWorld. Rather than 2d graphics, our libraries consisted of pre-posed models that the user could place anywhere in a scene. Our tools included basic camera positioning and object manipulation in a easy-to-use interface.
The Phase I report contained a detailed design of the authoring tool with storyboards for user interface and design, experimental toolset results, and a plan for Phase II.
[comic artwork provided by Intific]
IN-Comics was a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA.)
IN-Comics is designed to provide an evolutionary approach to digital media creation in a game-based format that provides unique therapeutic benefits.