Stop Motion animation experiment by @treatstudios combines light painting with a tablet with a sliced looping seabed to create a holographic effect:

This short experimental piece of animation was was created using several processes, all of which began off life inside the computer. With the help of simple laser cutting, an iPad, a homemade motion rig and DSLR Danny and Alex created a unique stop-frame animation using long exposure photography to bring all these processes together in perfect synergy.

The film began life as simple animation of a whale swimming. Each frame of the animation was then saved as an individual CGI file, this file was then turned into a movie, where-by the form and position of the whale was record, “CAT scan style” from head to tail. These movies were then played on an iPad which was attached to the motion rig. As the movies played out, the iPad would steadily move along the track, re-drawing the shape of the 3D whale in real space. This process was captured using the DSLR camera via long exposures, the camera would record the light from each movie, as the iPad moved from A to B on the motion rig, turning the movie on the iPad into a single photograph on the camera

The secondary process was creating the environment for the whale to exist in - our “looping seabed’’. This was designed in the computer as a tiling CGI model, which was then divided into 2mm thick slices and laser cut from MDF wood. The slices stack back together in real life creating an infinitely looping seabed for our whale to swim over. 

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Miguel Chevalier spreads Magic Carpets 2014 over Sacre Coeur in Morocco

Miguel Chevalier (born 1959) is a French digital artist known internationally as one of the pioneers of virtual art.

‘Magic Carpets 2014′ by French artist Miguel Chevalier is an interactive light display spread out across the floor of the former Sacré Coeur church in Casablanca, Morocco. covering it with a huge layer of light, the work references the world of biology, microorganisms, and cellular automata – as cells have the ability to multiply in abundance, divide and merge at different paces. pieces come together, fall apart and transform in shape at rapid speeds. the displayed organic universe mingles with a digital construction of overlapping pixels.


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