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FUTURE VISUALS

A real-time 3D (VJ) visuals synthesizer.

Everything you see is rendered in real-time, and can therefore be changed or react to the sound. No 2D video loops here!!

The graphics are based on high-res 3D laserscans of land- &cityscapes, in addition to live 3D scans of the DJ, artist or crowd. Stereoscopic output is also possible.

The software is controlled using a keyboard, game or MIDI controllers, and audio input. Every parameter can be adjusted manually or be hooked to the music's tempo or audio frequencies.

The visuals consist of up to ten layers (of around 1 to 16 million particles each), with physics simulation running on one of them.



Post-processing (lens) effects can be added and controlled just like any other parameter.

Save groups of parameters into re-usable presets to prepare for a perfomance, or just go completely freestyle.

video credits:

Thanks to Radiohead, Cyark.org, USGS, Universität Osnabrück and many other institutions for those amazing LIDAR scans.

Music by: Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie XX - 'NY Is Killing Me'
(XL Recordings XLYT522T).

Huge thanks to the Demoscene.

Live footage was filmed at:
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
OT301, Amsterdam
Winston Kingdom, Amsterdam
My living room, Voorschoten

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Real-time 3D visual 1
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