Imagine yourself waking up to a beautiful, scenic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The sun is just beginning to illuminate the iconic landmark, traffic is beginning to pick up, and it looks like it will be a beautiful day in the Bay. Then you hit a switch, and suddenly your view is of New York. Or maybe outer space. With Winscape, that is now a possibility
Those of us unlucky enough to not have a jaw dropping view that lifts the soul and inspires amazed gasps of joy are in luck. No longer are pesky little things like location or geography going to stop you from having the view you have always wanted. All it takes is a bit of cash and a lot of ingenuity.
In itself, Winscape is a simple software program that is currently available for download. It aids in the playback of video, and it can change tracks via an iPhone app. The software also includes limited rotational software- allowing the video to move to keep up with the angle you are seeing it from when it has an IR sensor to track. But that is just the beginning.
Creator Ryan Hogland wants to offer more than just a program that plays video of locations, he wants to get you to believe you are at those locations. In the video below, you will see Hogland’s masterpiece in its prime. The Winscape package- which he will be selling in June- offers a pair of HD flatscreens, a Wii remote that tracks an IR device on the user, and a fancy bit of carpentry. The result is a pair of digital windows that can show you any view you like with the touch of a button on your iPhone.
Does your friend live in a house with a the view of a hill? Show them your view of Paris at night. Does someone you know brag about their view of the mountains? See if they can one up a view of the Earth as seen from space. The possibilities are endless.
Although the software is currently available, the full package is still DIY until June when Hogland will be selling it for $3,000 per installation. The package will include both monitors, the software needed, a Wii remote, and the carpentry work needed to create the illusion. Not included are the shocked looks from your friends that see your new view. Those come free of charge.