In this installation YesYesNo teamed up with The Church, Inside Out Productions and Electric Canvas to turn the Auckland Ferry Building into an interactive playground. Our job was to create an installation that would go beyond merely projection on buildings and allow viewers to become performers, by taking their body movements and amplifying them 5 stories tall.
We used 3 different types of interaction - body interaction on the two stages, hand interaction above a light table, and phone interaction with the tracking of waving phones. There were 6 scenes, cycled every hour for the public.
We had a great deal of fun making this, hope you enjoy it too.
Video features footage and edits by Simon Velvin, and music: 9th Wonder - Beautiful Morning (instrumental), Gin Wigmore - Under My Skin
Thanks to NZ Telecom and the Auckland City Council for supporting this, Peter Milne and all the Team, Simon Velvin and all at the Church, Mike Mizrahi, Marie Adams and all at Inside Out Productions, and Takayuki Ito.
My interpretation of what a real Portal gun would be like if one existed. Based on the video game, Portal. I tried to match the game as close as possible. This was the most challenging project I have ever undertaken, consisting of 3D tracking, seamless camera cuts and 3D camera projection. ENJOY! The Visual Effects.
Can't view it on Vimeo watch it on Youtube: youtube.com/watch?v=AsdEXlPsobI
For those of you that think the gun is a physical prop you can buy, well.....sorry to break the news to you, but it's entirely CG. The 3D Portal gun was replacing/covering up a painted up coffee can with tracking markers. Here's a 3D turntable of the model, vimeo.com/43795711
For everyone that wants to know the song used: Snakes On The Take - Freeplaymusic.com
Autodesk Maya - Modeling/ lighting
Zbrush - Texturing
PFTrack - 3D tracking
After Effects - to composite
HDR shop - to capture High Dynamic Range images for 3D lighting/ Refections
Trapcode Particular - for particles