One of seven animations made in connection with a performance of Holst's "The Planets" symphony as performed by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. The entire programme will be toured by Urban Screens over the coming months. This is not the final soundtrack. I am presenting it here as part of a creative documentation.
The sets and characters are almost entirely created by particle systems under the direction of motion capture. 'Saturn' himself is created by a particle cloud of clocks that are mapped on the surface of a puppet that is animated by motion capture.
The majority of the animation takes place in Cinema 4D, using the X-Particles plug in. For the last section the rendering is done in Vue 3D.
The entire 14,500 frames were rendered in three weeks.