World’s Largest Permanent Projection Mapping

Chicago is getting a permanent projection mapping installation. 4 artists curating and creating content for this building. 

This permanent public installation launched on September 29th 2018

Chicago has a legacy of art and culture. The installation will add to it’s public art culture. 

This one of a kind digital projection mapping installation covering over 2.5 acres of theMart’s river facade. Using 34 projectors to cover the facade!

It will play for 10 months, 5 days a week, 2 hours daily with 4 renowned visual artist. 

The companies behind this architecture display include Chicago architecture firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates in collaboration with the San Francisco-based Obscura Digital,  known for their large-scale projections on the Guggenheim Museum, Sydney Opera House, and the Vatican.

For more information you can visit Art on theMart

SMODE – Real-Time Compositing

Planning to take your VJ Skills to the next level. Say Hello to SMODE!
Your real-time compositing software.

Are you tired of rendering videos, only to hit the render button again and again. Not only that, waiting for files to covert at times. Wishing you had rendered those extra clips? Does this sound familiar?

Often after setting up my mapping show on site, I find myself thinking “Only if I had rendered this loop like that” / “Maybe I could have tweaked this here” but I am out of time.

That’s where SMODE comes to save me time, energy and effort. At the same time providing me a powerful tool to create stunning visual effects real-time.

The best part about SMODE is that it’s been designed for content designers keeping code out of the system, it works just like Photoshop/AfterEffect with layers, masks and modifiers.

Everything is Layer based, combined with a powerful video oriented timeline-based and cue-based render engine.

Composite 2D/3D layers, particles, effects and shaders into one real-time composition in a scalable and adjustable manner.

Make changes to your art and have your client validate them in real-time! 

The entire production is live, from composting to actual stage. It’s simple an amazing tool that gives the video artist endless control and creativity. 

You do need a powerful GPU or a stack on GPU’s on your system to be able to run SMODE in beast mode.

  • Hundreds of 2D layers or millions of particles,
    no worries, the GPU takes care of it!
  • Ultra-fast rendering to video
    up to 100 frames of HD video rendering per second
  • Work with 4K, 6K, 8K or even larger content resolutions!
smode live stage design
Are you the stage designer? or Part of show control? Looking for a way to impress your client. 

SMODE gives you a live video-preview of your compositions thanks to the
3D stage simulator for video mapping and led mapping.

The magic happens by simply switching to the actual projector or video outputs. As simple as that.

Continue live-compositing and live-editing in harmony
with the stage, director, actors, lighting, sound, and cameras.

smode audio reactive visuals
Those pre-rendered passive video don’t do the trick for you? Looking for a more interactive projection mapping solutions?

Drumroll….. SMODE works here too!

Create interactive compositions driven by video cameras, audio input, SPOUT inputs and MIDI/OSC/DMX/Art-Net control.

Infinite number of combinations of dynamically chain-able 2D and 3D modifiers (effects) and masks for visuals generation.

Integrate your own GLSL shaders into your compositions.

Download SMODE now and give it a try.