The Pontiac Land Group asked Belgian based lighting designers, Magic Monkey, to illuminate the Millenia Tower on a colossal scale. The install was to become a permanent member of the Marina Centre in southern Singapore, which is home to a collection of other vibrant and dazzling architectural lighting installations.
Magic Monkey pre-visualised the proposed lighting design on they’re laptop running d3 Designer, to then be shown to the Singaporean city council to accurately demonstrate how the Millenia Tower would appear at night, with pixel-perfect precision. d3 was also selected to drive the installation using a single d3 2u server.
d3’s advanced built-in mapping tools enabled Magic Monkey to showcase their lighting design for the Millenia Tower with ease. Magic Monkey used a variety of custom mapping types to seamlessly display video content across the building’s complex form including: Feed mappings, Cylindrical mappings, Radial mappings, and Parallel mappings. The lighting design integrated ChromaFlood200s and ChromaAR111s, and d3’s masking tools enabled their reflective properties to be accurately simulated in d3’s virtual 3D stage.
This project clearly demonstrates that as far d3 is concerned, there is no difference between DVI and DMX pixels, the way you map and sequence content onto screens is identical. d3 uses the Ethernet port in the back of the d3 rackmount system to send Artnet data to a maximum of 364 DMX universes. Each of the lighting fixtures was assigned it’s corresponding DMX address according to the proposed DMX lighting plot, weeks before the onsite install. Final tweaks and adjustments were implemented using using d3’s DMX assigner. To run the show permanently d3’s scheduling system was configured to automatically trigger video sequences, to be played back for periods of days, months, and years.