Magic Cube / Generative art
Interaction Design, Motion Graphics, Programming
2013
Interactive and participative installation.
20 bicycles generate the graphics and the sound in real-time.
  • Interactive and generative Installation.
    (Vidéo/Light/Sound)
     
    The magic cube is a graphic monolith, made from a mysterious scattering  glowing  matter.
    Placed around, 28 bicycles are connected to the core, the graphic engine.

    The speed and the stamina of the 20 riders produce a data stream, with an unique pattern, that generate the graphics, animations and sounds layers in real-time.

    A 3 minutes ride to reach the level of pure energy, the white matter.
  • Each bicycle supply a digitized signal  that is stream to the main application.
    Everything is done with Touch Designer :
    Graphics, animation, particle and physics, shading and glsl,  rendering, programming, light control (dmx), sound modulation (a bridge with Ableton Live).
    The main challenge was to render generative and  360° seamless graphic texture .
    Bike's data flow is process individuality and as a group to modulate different generator, creating different levels of graphics
    , set according the main timeline.
    A sequence of 240s that drive the rise of the energy until the climax. The cube becomes pure energy, lighting up the statue (Louis XIV) and a burst of fireworks to reward our riders.

    Visual elements has been designed to fit the optical properties of the magic cube  : light scattering, mapping,  resolution, glowing....

    Credit : 
    Concept / Set Designer : Gilbert Moity
    Graphic design and programming : Xavier Gruchet (Pixelux Studio)
    Sound Design : Ben Vedren

    Software : 
    Touch Designer (Derivative)