VYV’s Photon video servers and Albion stage positioning servers were used to drive the 66 video projectors. Photon allowed for the automatic calculation of each projector’s precise position and orientation in 3D, as well as its lens shift and zoom value; the full process could be accomplished in less than 60 minutes using VYV’s Constellation calibration system, allowing for calibration without the need to have the projection surfaces present.
To project on the moving boulders and Sky City elements, 250 VYV Copernic infrared emitters were embedded into these objects and were precisely positioned in 3D using VYV Albion servers and 40 cameras at more than 100 meters of distance. Content was then played back onto these shapes at 16 megapixels of uncompressed video and 3D blended between projectors in real-time. A total of 8.7 billion projected pixels per second were calculated using 103 teraflops of computing power.