Interactive Computer Graphics and Film

3DJ
3DJ
Looks good, sounds good, feels good. That is the dance scene aesthetic. Sound, style and atmosphere intertwine to create an event. "3DJ" is a tool that enables DJs to integrate music and visual graphics, enhancing the dance experience. "3DJ" is a program for real-time visualisation of sound in interactive 3D environments. It is made for use in future clubs and discotheques with stereoscopic 3D projections as an advanced 3D-VJ tool. Users can create 3D worlds with either an extensive library of 3D models, or import their own. Any kind of sound source line-input can be used for visualisation in the 3DJ software. The user can choose from five different 'theme-world' presets or import their own 3D worlds to illustrate the music. Using the computer keyboard, midi-keyboard or onscreen menu, the user can select, modify and influence 3D objects, colours, lights, cameras and animations in synchronisation with the beat of the music. "3DJ" matches the pitch of the music to evolving images that address specific audiences. "Encore une fois?" Yes please "3DJ."
Till Beckmann, Christopher Bauder
Freelance , Berlin , Germany
DVD
Interactive Projection System
Interactive Projection System
The human body can be the source of music creation. By rotating and swirling one's hands, rainbows of colour and expansive soundscapes are created. "The Interactive Projection System" uses a Web-camera and basic output devices to translate the movements of one's body into sounds and animated images which can be projected onto walls. The gesture-based interface allows users to manipulate virtual environments in a natural and intuitive way, just through simple movements of arms and legs. The system appeals to human emotions in various situations and interacts with the user's environment. It offers a multitude of recreational, marketing and game possibilities. Interactive nature scenes could provide a relaxing atmosphere in waiting areas; it can be used as an interactive movie poster to attract attention; or it can be deployed in a motion-stimulating disco where light and sound can be manipulated for the pleasure of dancers! "The Interactive Projection System" enables people to enjoy a physical experience of creating musical sounds, animated patterns and images.
Anya Shapira
Design Academy Eindhoven , Amsterdam , The Netherlands
CD/ROM