Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul
Generative Design, 2016
Generative Motion Design for a video displayed on the media wall of the Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul.
I designed and programmed applications, generating computer graphics for five scenes, each featuring classic principles in Generative Design: e.g. attraction and avoidance in simulations of particle systems, perlin noise fields, fractals and interpolation between bodies, trigonometry and repetition.
For easier creation of the animation – which was partly my task as well – the scenes could be rendered in real-time and mostly in full 4K resolution right away. They were later exported and composed into a movie file of 12 min duration.
O HENG DO – »Principle of Five Elements« is a piece of video art portraying the interaction of interdependent energy created by the five elements of wood, fire, earth, metal, and water, which form the core of Yin and Yang.
I had established the workflow of using Vezér as a separate timeline app a few projects earlier, combined with custom rendering applications written in Processing, both connected via OSC. This time I threw in vvvv as a rendering environment and quite liked the speed the visual node based coding environment brought.
The type of animations made it necessary to introduce a more precise mechanism, which made sure the timeline and renderer were perfectly in sync. Another technical challenge to overcome were GPU rendering timeouts in Windows (TDR) as the high-res images exceeded a limitation of 2 seconds. My solution was to render smaller tiles instead of full frames.