makebelieve design & consulting designed and developed the digital exhibits for the Museum of Industrial Olive-Oil Production, located on the island of Lesvos in Greece. The Museum, which was inaugurated on September 15, 2006 by the President of the Hellenic Republic, is housed in a traditional olive oil production plant. The digital work is well integrated within the museum space and illustrates the process of early 20th century industrial olive oil production.
makebelieve created a series of digital productions which include the 3D digital reconstruction of the fascinating industrial-era machinery. Most notably, the film "From water to water" includes the accurate 3D model of the steam engine, with animation that illustrates the process of energy production. A video excerpt of the opening sequence of this animation, illustrating the process of using water as the moving power of the factory's steam engine:
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The film "From olives to olive oil" includes accurate 3D reconstructions of the olive presses and their pumps, with animation illustrating the grinding, compression, and separation process for olive oil production. The productions are projected on multiple screens alongside the exhibits and on various informational panels throughout the exhibition spaces.
makebelieve also designed and developed interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages, which are installed in the Museum's educational rooms. The educational game "Oil the 'wheels' of the communal engine" allows young visitors to construct the engines used for producing olive oil and learn about the process in a fun and challenging way.
makebelieve has also created print material for the Museum's publications and activity cards for the teachers' pack. We have also been responsible for the installation of the technological infrastructure of the Museum.
See also the 3DVisA page