It’s that time of year again at the Univeristy – Gradex – the end of year Graduate Exhibition where all our students get to show off their awesome work to industry judges, competing for acolades and cash prizes.
As part of the event, we’re streaming the opening ceremony across the campus so we can have a formalised event opening without the logistics of hearding hundreds of people in one place. The setup is simple – a single camera and a bunch of radio mics mixed into a stream to send across campus to various different rooms. The question at this point is:
What do we show on the stream before the event starts?
We need some kind of holding video, thats aesthetically pleasing, moves so we know the stream still works, and matches the existing brand so no-one from marketing notices.
An opportinity to go completely overboard!
So before jumping down any further into the whats hows and whys of all this, the video below is what I ended up with:
design constraints (style, looping etc)
image of brand
Jumping into houdini
making it adaptable – non-destructive workflow
connections adding geometry
Looping! Now with more caching! (cache comparisons)
cameras and lighting – DoF
materials and shaders
Iterations! Adjusting the look- density, position etc
rendering – them samples
tweaks in post