Particle people showing off their individuality by dancing together to a common rhythm. An exploration into the 3D mesh emitters and various particle rendering capabilities of Notch. Pre-rigged and animated models were curated from Mixamo, and combined into a single-shot animation piece. Although all the dancers share a common ambiguous form, the visual appearance and stylization of their unique personalities highlights the diversity found in dance.
Each dancer received a unique particle rendering style, and the dancers' velocity data was used to color the particle systems and give a visual breakdown of what movement characteristics comprise a specific dance routine. Realtime animation and simulation allowed for a faster and better workflow for visualizing how the piece progressed with a minimal amount of intermediary renders.
Music by GRiZMATiK - As We Proceed