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December 18, 2021

Transforming Spaces Into Immersive Experiences

Enter the world of technology, futuristic architecture, movement, and sound through one of our latest and most impressive Dragon O² immersive experiences.

USER
ME Dubai Hotel
Location
Dubai
Middle East
eVENT / VENUE
NOVAE - Meliá Hotel Dubai
Body
DRAGON O²
Mind
Prome3
Resolume
Unity
Cinema 4D
Soul
Motion capture and flowing light

Project DNA

Introduction

Dates
December 18, 2021
December 28, 2021
LOCATION
Dubai
Middle East
Event / VENUE
NOVAE - Meliá Hotel Dubai
Integrator
Opiton 1

Designed by Zaha Hadid's studio, the ME Dubai Melià Hotel is a jewel of modern architecture and an icon of the city. It has unique architectural characteristics that set it apart from any hotel in the world. Nestled in the futuristic center of Dubai, it stands as a postmodern dream that reminds us how far the creative drive of humans can go. The hotel directors have chosen LedPulse to represent that creative spirit in a tribute to Zaha Hadid: NOVAE

A Tribute to Zaha Hadid - The architect that curved reality

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Hardware

The Body of The Dragon

MODEL
DRAGON O²
Size / Voxels
9 Modules - 54,000 Voxels - 6.75m²

Dragon O² unveiled new fields of creation and connection. Playing with fluidity and opacity, it elevated the iconic ME Dubai atrium into a sanctuary of art and expression to reflect Zaha Hadid's legacy.

Option1 created a clean, diaphanous, and beautiful structure to support 9 modules in total symbiosis with the architecture of the main hall. Not a single cable has been left uncovered, they were on top of every single detail.

The structure, even without lighting, was already a work of art. The best canvas imaginable for the execution of this ultra-modern Dancing performance.

Rigging: Custom-made structure / Artistic Design

Software

The Mind Of the Dragon

Software Tools
Prome3
Resolume
Unity
Cinema 4D
eXTERNAL tOOLS
Noitom
Music
INTEGRATIONS
Motion Tracking

Volumetric Avatar

For the execution of the art piece, a volumetric digital avatar was prepared for real-time interaction. This avatar is based on the emission of reactive particles through movement, creating a "flaming" environment around the body.

The rigging and programming of the avatar were done in Unity. Its timeline fusion, colorization, and post-production treatments in real-time were carried out in** Resolume**

Noitom Integration

For the transmission of the dance in real-time to the volumetric environment, a high-grade optimization of the Wi-Fi transmission was necessary since the electromagnetic pollution in the hotel hall was considerable. The system integration was created using a combination of NOITOM software, running the avatar in Unity, and the final streaming of the content in real-time through Resolume Arena.

Using a full-body motion capture system we mapped the human body, its movements, and interaction with the Dragon. Capturing an accurate level of detail, speed, and body movements through the Noitom Perception Neuron technology.

Generative content

For the rest of the exhibition, some material with a Christmas theme was created. a volumetric Christmas tree with dynamic and generative content was produced. The 3D content was generated in Cinema 4D, its adaptation and improvement in Prome3, and the final programming grid in Resolume Arena.

Content

The Soul of The Dragon

CONTENT
Immersive
SOUL
Motion capture and flowing light
PERFORMER
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ENVIRONMENT
Architecture
DIRECTOR
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EXHIBITION
Temporary

A unique, symbiotic & sensorial experience as a tribute to Zaha Hadid. This experience aimed at representing the feminine through architecture, technology, and organic audiovisual content that mimicked the curves of the interior space, and the sharp angles of the skylight.

The spontaneity of contemporary dance was represented in real-time by a volumetric space with 54,000 points of light. Each movement, a flash. Each turn, A cascade of light in sync. Total integration of technology as an enhancer of emotions. The guests at the official opening of ME hotel were able to appreciate an elegant integration of technology, visual art, music, dance, and architecture in a single show. The beauty and uniqueness of the circumstances make NOVAE an iconic show for LedPulse.