The eSmoker project is an example of an interactive product manual.
eSmoker is a standalone application created for the Windows platform. It features an electric cigarette shown in a virtual environment and allows the user to interact with it.
Everything in this project is programmed and designed by Aligned Entropy (except for the music), from the 3D meshes to the eSmoker logo and menu’s.
Developed in Unreal Engine 4 for it’s high resolution, photo-realistic environment and time saving workflow capabilities.
Available for download.
Promo video of the eSmoker project
The first thing you see when you open the application is a menu with an “Automatic Presentation“ and “Interactive Presentation“ mode, where the automatic mode switches between random or selected variables. The interactive mode allows you to view, rotate, zoom and configure the cigarette.
In this example, the Automatic Presentation mode changes camera angle and position to a random value every X seconds, connects & disconnects random parts. The top-right button allows you to switch between different modes.
The video below shows the Automatic Presentation mode, events can be scripted/automated. The Automatic Presentation mode can be used for demo purposes.
Demo video of the Automatic Presentation
The interactive mode allows you to view, rotate, zoom and configure the cigarette. You can connect or disconnect different parts independently, change visibility and hide parts.
Mouse: Rotate, zoom in/out, adjust camera height
Keyboard: 1 to 5 (dis)connect parts, 0 (dis)connect all parts at once
When clicking on a specific part the menu appears. Here you can switch between a 2D menu (default) or 3D menu which floats in space and aligns with the camera & specific part.
The menu gives you the following options:
- Connect/disconnect part
- Solo part
- Hide part (transparent material)
- Part specific controls
- Information window
Demo video of the controls
2D Menu example
3D Menu example
Demo video part interaction
Download the eSmoker presentation for a hands-on experience.
The download is approx. 131 MB, use WinRar or other RAR application to unpack.
Unpacked size is approx. 440 MB.
Minimum system requirements:
- Windows 7
- Intel i5 or equivalent
- NVIDIA GTX650 or equivalent
- 4GB ram
- 500 MB disc space