Cnidarian

A visual experiment in 2880 frames. Cnidarian is an exploration of a virtual environment and the agents which inhabit that space.It is an appreciation of a fleeting moment within the machine.

Cnidarian (noun:/naɪˈdɛəriən/), a visual experiment in 2880 frames
Cnidarian is an exploration of a virtual environment and the agents which inhabit that space. Sound is the only input into the simulation and drives all of the motion without the use of key frames. The piece is as much about its creation as its final visuals. All aspects of the environment are procedural and can be changed through the manipulation of parameters. In the case of the main boid (the jellyfish); morphological parameters are exposed which allows the artist to manipulate its final appearance, much like changing an organisms genetic code. Direction of the clip is made not through pre-determined layout, but though exploration. There is no story-board, it is a process more akin to photography in nature, an appreciation of a fleeting moment within the machine.

By: Dan Smith
For: Thesis - Queensland University of Technology
Sound: Apparat - Schallstrom (Duplex)
Tool: Houdini
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