“Curved 弯” Cyclical Video Loop [Credits video]

Idea for micro-prototype. Status: Early test.

  1. Render from Maya a video loop of the word “Curved 弯”so that the word appears to be circling the 360 screen.
  2. Insert into Unity using video plugins
  3. Remap onto cylinder geometry using material texture captured every frame.
  4. Render a longer video with variations of speed (acceleration-deceleration)
  5. Render with English-Cantonese morphings.
  6. Add sound synchronized to speed.
  7. Make video documentation using camera on a tripod (or on a turntable rotating in centre of gallery). Potentially add a few people walking in opposite direction. Change the people as the camera rotates so that the swapping out of people is not visible. Single long shot: 1 minute. Cast: core collaborators. Date: last week of August.

 

Suggested tools:

emPolygonizer

AVPro Windows Media… a multi-thread video decoder: http://www.renderheads.com/portfolio/UnityAVProWindowsMedia/