Using their ownÂ art gallery,Â London-based directing collective, Mini Vegas, have converted the space into a real-time virtual version populated by sound reactive digital sculptures.Â Motionographer writes:
In this installation-like piece, the user can interact with sound driven sculptures of several forms. There are old friends like metaballs, particle systems, simulations and more. Those generative 3D elements make up the nice, rainbow-coloured, neo-futuristic shapes we all love so much.Â This is all based on a custom made software architecture with quite some nice technical specs such as 60fps playback, dualcore, GPU based, OpenGL and FFT to drive the graphics from the audio â€” all the nerdy acronyms you want.
Considering the state of computer hardware these days and realtime performance it is only a matter of time before the things refer to as digital (somewhat ephemeral) began becoming permanent sculptures embedded in our daily lives and memories. There is no reason why objects that shift form and environment can’t be permanent, code is. Augmented reality is the thing of the past and no wonder all AR apps coming out on the iPhone these days look so dated already.
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Posted on: 08/10/2009
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