Vio Mount

Just another trippy practice with Unreal engine 4.

This is the first time ever I’ve made my own map from draft. Thanks 🙏 @musashiitao for guiding the session. The terrain graph was made with node-based software named Gaea which was very powerful and handy to create gigantic landscapes in a wink ; ) Then, I played around with the Sky Sphere, imported the landscape and painted it with Foliage tool for grass and plants. On top of that, Volumetric fog and Post-processing dramatically powered the futuristic and psychedelic vibes for the screen. Yes, lighting and final retouch were crucial as always! Also, Sequences in Unreal sharing the familiar workflow with After Effect and Premier also allowed footages from multiple cameras. Thus, Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) totally won my trust over Unity for realistic render. One last thing, I was working on a little animation for Vietnam Future Shorts next month. Stay tuned nhe ; )

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Final screen with Post-Processing retouch
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Painting the landscape with Foliage tool in Unreal Engine 4
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Imported landscape in UE4 with Volumetric Fog 
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Easy landscape building with Gaea

 

Who are we – Experimental Concert

This was the first time ever, I was an organizer for an art show. Yet, our experimental concert was hosted at a very formal art contemporary space named Salon Saigon, a historical villa in downtown Saigon.

Our concern was subconscious matters and lucid dreams.

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credit: https://www.facebook.com/salonsaigonarts/

 

 

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The official banner for the event
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Timing and location

The official promotion video on our fan page event

 

 

During the show, we set up visual projection outdoors, Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) installations indoors in dim light space for the psychedelic vibes as the beginning of a good trip. Since we encouraged the audiences to interact with the cutting-edge technology so they became the dreamers themselves.

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The brief video of the live experimental performance

Who are we – Confession room

The virtual space run by Unity and HTV Vive to simulate somewhere between sleeping and waking.

During the experimental concert Who are We, the audiences were encouraged to interact with our Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) installations at Salon Saigon. Thus, they become dreamers themselves.

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The space the audience sees:

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Face à l’univers

De Nouvelles Manières De Vivre Le Temps

Nous rencontrons des difficultés à organiser notre temps. Souvent surchargés, débordés, nous courons à sa poursuite. Chaque activité nouvelle nécessite la supression d’une activité existante car le temps disponible n’est pas extensible. Avoir du temps devant soi est un rêve souvent irréalisable pour une grande majorité d’entre nous.

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The Griffin

Made by Unreal Engine 4

“The griffin is a legendary creature with the head and wings of an eagle, and the body, tail, and hind legs of a lion. As the eagle was considered the ‘king of the birds’, and the lion the ‘king of the beasts’, the griffin was perceived as a powerful and majestic creature.”

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Uluru – The longest day trip in the world 🌍

It was a lovely almost ridiculous surprise that I pumped into the Uluru by accident. I had no bloody idea about the Rock til I took a flight to Alice Springs. It was an intensive but nice experience to see the unique natural landscape at Uluru and Kata Tjuta national park. Also, I learned more about aboriginal cultures, the rock art, the waterhole, the respect they gave for the old bushland.

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Reptile Centre in Alice Springs

I just tried to be a smart tourist in a wild desert area by visiting the reptile centre in Alice Springs for some crucial survival skills. In case, I got a bite from a snake, who knew haha.

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Desert Walk to the Teleport

I grow up in a big city jammed by 9 million people so it’s a very strange thing for me to visit the land of plenty time. Nothing can bother or amuse people in Alice Springs, the Parrtjima festival is not a big deal with them either. Besides the town centre and residency area, wild animals such as red kangaroos, rock wallabies, snakes, and dingos are active in the desert 🌵 It’s not a surprise for the neighborhood if a kangaroo just jumps in and kicks out everything in the backyard. And yes, that morning, I and my mate Jess saw all those wild animals, there was even a big corpse on the way and a dingo staring at us from far far away. Thank god, we got out there safe and sound.

 

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