Video Projections on 3D Objects

May 20th, 2009

Lately I’m really into these video projections on 3D objects and buildings. I always wondered how they do that, how they match the projected animations with the objects. Last November there was a workshop for the students of Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd how to do this with vvvv, a toolkit for real time video synthesis. The students got quite a headstart because they had a scale model of the building and digital 3D models to start with. The position of the spectator is of course quite important to obtain the desired visual effect. If you want to try it out yourself, then you might want to read this guide on the vvvv website: How To Project On 3D Geometry. You can see the results of the workshop here, unfortunately they only used the scale model to show the final animations.






found @mariuswatz

Vrgb VHS Visual Music Composition n.002

April 29th, 2009

“Vrgb VHS Visual Music Composition n.002” is video with excerpts from a live mixing session performed on 8 VCR decks with some analog feedback/delay effects by Jan Dybala. Glitches all over the place!

found at Rhizome

Deployable/Transformable Structures

March 25th, 2009

I always find it fascinating when someone can fold a sheet of paper into a rigid 3D structure. This video is a compilation of some experiments by Daniel Piker. Great stuff!

If you want to try it yourself, then these patterns may help you.

Folding Patterns by Daniel Piker


March 20th, 2009

DATAFLUX 0.1 is an installation by Kit Webster, a sound and strobe light synchronisation are mapped onto pillars. It is very similar to the work of Pablo Valbuena, WHITEvoid or AntiVJ. But I still can’t get enough of these kind of videos.



March 10th, 2009

This short film by YouWorkForThem is called Moire. With this video they want to promote their stock motion collection titled … Moire. I think it looks more like a kaleidoscope with some moire effects, the patterns are great though.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized

February 20th, 2009

Jonathan Jarvis did an amazing job visualizing and explaining the current credit crisis. Watch it: The Crisis of Credit Visualized, 11 minutes and 10 seconds well invested!


February 10th, 2009

This video called Scintillation was made by Xavier Chassaing, a film director from Paris. He used a combination of stop motion (35,000 photographs) and live projection mapping of 3d animation. The real action kicks in after a minute. It is AMAZING! Watch it!

Glitch Designing Imperfection

January 22nd, 2009

This is a page from a forthcoming book called “Glitch: Perfect Imperfections“, an excellent title I must say!
It’s on my wish list now.

Glitch: Perfect Imperfections

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it)

January 20th, 2009

Joe Nicolosi his friend Amanda had never seen a whole Star Wars film. When he asked her if she wanted to watch the original trilogy she said that she would, but that she already knew what happens. So he took out his voice recorder and asked her to start from the top.
Then he created some very basic animation in Final Cut to go along with her narration.


2D Chaotic Snag

January 4th, 2009

2D Chaotic Snag

This image shows the leakage from an electronic two dimensional chaotic snag. Mmmh …
You can find more chaotic images in this Flickr set.