To celebrate the annual UAE National day, Es Devlin and Luke Halls Studio created a monument to the UAE’s past accomplishments and fertile future. The physical structure took form as a revolving cube carved with apertures within which people could stand. Each aperture was uniquely formed into a plant’s lifecycle, from seed to harvest, creating a beautifully detailed yet complex surface.
Luke Halls Studio designed the video and projection mapping for the event. Their challenge was to compose and map a video that complimented all four sides of the intricate rotating stage. The team began sculpting and modelling original 3D assets, which they compiled and rendered in Notch. Sand was a central theme in the video design. Sand storms were made with Notch particle system’s and used as a transitional technique between scenes throughout the show. One look featured models of the UAE founding fathers textured in Notch to appear made of sand and stone. At the event, video projected organically on every surface of the cube painting the elegant structure with inspiring imagery.