…hundreds of structured light scans to capture the volumetric position of every pixel being projected by each of the three projectors. The pair then used SketchUp to predict the reflected pixel positions.
An impressive graphics showcase at this year’s Google I/O Developer Festival at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. To wit:
Fluid Structure is an immersive interactive installation which explores how an ephemeral and amorphous shape reacts under various stimuli, internal and external. Forces and collisions bend the shape until it breaks, recombining it into new aggregates. The result is an ever changing landscape, mysterious yet familiar. A dramatic data-like visualization emphasizes the internal structure of the shape and its motion. Using computer vision the audience is made an integral part of the process, leaving its temporary physical mark, always bound to eventually to disappear. The system is driven by a state of the art fluid solver able to process in real time the forces and constraints the shape is subjected to.
The display includes a 2km trail through illuminated groves, peopled by shadowy figures and projected nocturnal shenanigans including an atmospheric portal installed at the end of the longest suspension bridge in North America.