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meso-KonicaMinolta ELC 2005

Konica-Minolta European Leadership Conference
October 2005
Berlin, Germany

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For this two-day event promoting the new products and business strategies of the Konica-Minolta brand, event organizers VION and their A/V partner SATIS & FY were looking to create a spectacular and very networked interactive lighting system spanning the width of the very large venue. VVVV was the ideal tool for this demanding task. Thus, Satis&Fy chose MESO as partner for a joint project. Read on here at MESO.DESIGN

In between shows by Jamiroquai and Bob Dylan, the Berlin Arena played the rather impressive host to a total of 3000 international visitors. The meso part in the all-day events consisted of controlling the center stage projection, tens of thousands of LEDs, forty-two plasma screens and a dozen more projections in the rear of the hall. Thanks to vvvv's multi-head capability, these 56 individual video feeds were being generated in real time by only 14 quite regular computers, keeping the whole setup very affordable.

From center stage, three 35m-structures, called 'Light Streams', protrude to the rear of the hall, each clad with 14 plasma screens and containing three rows of RGB LEDs in groups of 136 individually-controlled DMX fixtures. Altogether 3 DMX universes, controlled from one VVVV PC.

At the end of each Light Stream, a product showcase forms a stark tubular shape built out of semi-transparent fabric. More projections cover the interior and exterior walls of this hub, with realtime soft-edge and distortion correction plus particle and image animations again rendered in realtime by vvvv.

Animated content can drift through the entire hall, moving seamlessly from the Main Stage to the Light Streams to the Hubs.

Sceneries change from a sober daytime atmosphere through dramatic live music effects to glamourous nighttime gala lighting.

the meso team:
David Dessens, Sebastian Gregor, Tebjan Halm, Sebastian Oschatz, Tobias Teickner, Sven Bauer, Oz Ünsal, Max Wolf

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~9d ago

fleg: This Tuesday, Cologne: exhibition opening of "interwoven", textile disinformation patterns created with vvvv. https://fleg.de/news/exhibition-interwoven

~22d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Assimp nodes all broken afted Win Update w/exception "COM object that has been separated from its underlying RCW(...)"

~22d ago

manuelgonzalvez: @levi thanks would love to! anyway managed to get something similar working based on forum search and anthokio's patches.

~23d ago

levi: @ravasquez thanks. 31.2 x86 verrion worked. @manuelgonzalvez i have a dx11 projectTexture if u a want.

~24d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Anyone has a dx11 port of "projectedTexture" dx9 fx for projection mapping?

~24d ago

manuelgonzalvez: Anyone has a dx11 port of "projectedTexture" dx9 fx for projection mapping?

~25d ago

ravazquez: @levi not sure bout the ImagePack, but I believe VL.OpenCV should give you the same tools and should work with beta just fine

~25d ago

levi: anyone knows of a VVVVpacks.image that works for elliot's projector calibration patches?x64,dx11. always crashes v4 on solve.

~1mth ago

Lorenz: VJing with GIFS: https://lorenzpotthast.de/gifjockey/ A fun little side project, that I first prototyped in v4 and now turned web-based ;)

~2mth ago

schlonzo: finally fixed in 4.8 nice1