Currently on display at the Mega Man Boss Battle Tribute show in San Francisco, Andrew Butterworth's scale model replica of Dr. Light's capsule from Mega Man X. No, it's not a real hologram -- it's actually a 2D video cleverly projected using an old parlor trick.
Here's what Andrew had to say about his creation:
"This piece was printed on solid white PLA filament using a replicator 2 from makerbot. It was first modeled in Maya using the original SNES sprite as reference. I got the idea of using the pepper's ghost technique after talking to a friend who has done similar art installations on a much larger scale. Once printing was done, I got to sit down, relax and paint. It reminded me of building model airplanes on my mom's kitchen table. The movie was all taken from a sprite sheet and animated in After Effects. If you get to see the piece in person there is an cool easter egg animation loop. Anyone that has ever played and cleared Mega Man X will get it."
If you're in the area, swing on by the Gauntlet Gallery and check out this amazing piece in person!
Credit: Digital Hippos