A COLLABORATION WITH DIGITASLBI LABS, PARIS
Project date: 2015

This project was to help in the launch of the T.O Machine from Lipton. The end result was a digital bar set up at the Marais Bhv in Paris. The idea was to build a bar that visually augmented the flavour of the tea as the user was drinking it. I was commissioned to create a series of realtime animated simulations that were inspired by flavour, story and colour of 10 of the teas. 

The animation, effects, normal calculation etc took place entirely on the GPU. This allowed me to procedurally animate scenes containing over 1 million particles/geometry points, to use a variety of shading and post processing effects (including realtime shadows), to draw to a canvas of 4920 x 2160 (4k + 1080p combined) and to maintain a solid 60fps. It all ran on an alienware pc with an Nvidia geforce GTX 980 graphics card, and, as usual, the app was programmed using c++ and openframeworks.

 

CREDITS

CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST: STEPHANE ALLARY & JULIEN TERRAZARTIST
CODER: JAMES ALLIBAN
PROJECT AND ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT: DANIEL GAUJAC & GILLES GANDARA
VIDEO SHOOT: DAVID SULTAN & JAVIER SACRISTAN RODRIGUEZ
CREATIVE DIRECTION: LAURENT NUYEN & GEOFFREY JUSTEAU
HARDWARE INSTALLATION: CARLIPABAR
FURNITURE DESIGN: CPM FRANCE

 

Here are a few screenshots taken at various stages of the project: