Frequency-Reactive Particle FX // Unity 5 Experiment (Audio Recommended)
I had never heard of Sacred Geometry prior to embarking on my quest to capture and recreate its mystical language. A quick Google Image Search reveals an array of beautiful, primordial geometric patterns -- many of which have existed for hundreds if not thousands of years! The caveat of these beautiful designs is that they are very rarely realized in all three dimensions. Hmm... Sounds like a challenge!
I wrestled with splines and tangents for quite awhile before submitting myself to the tedium of calculating and inputting the absolute coordinates and tangents for each and every point (node) of the splines. If that wasn't enough data entry for the day, the order of the nodes themselves had to be laid out intelligently as the particles are spawned sequentially along the spline (geometry) paths.
I designed Sacred Geometry from the ground-up -- from conceptualizing the vision to designing frequency-reactive behaviors; from building the framework to optimizing its construction, and finally redesigning it over the course of a very exciting week.
Sacred Geometry, like many of my experiments, reacts dynamically to the music (or any sound file) playing in the Unity scene. It's especially fun to plug-in your favorite tunes to see how it will react!
Frequency-Reactive VR FX // Unity 5 Experiment (Audio Recommended)
Endoplasmic Nucleus may be the bastard child of several of my VR VFX experiments, but it's still my baby! (Be sure to check-in soon for more experiments as I've currently a library of 30+ waiting to be captured and presented.)
I've always found the most compelling moments in VR experiences to be those which incorporate elements which vary their depth from the viewer. The first time I experienced this awe-inspiring mechanic was during my first test-run with the Oculus DK 1's Tuscany Demo; anyone remember the dandelion wisps floating right up to your nose and then gently ambling out to the ocean? It was downright magical! That moment sealed the deal for me -- I wanted to be a part of the VR community, I wanted to discover and create the magic myself.
As with all designs and imagery found on my site, I was responsible for every aspect of Endoplasmic Nucleus, from concept to construction to completion. More soon!