United We Are

KBK Visuals / DJ Hardwell

KBK Visuals invited us to cooperate with them on the creation of the live show visuals for one of the most popular DJ's in the world; DJ Hardwell for his 2015 tour "United We Are".

Aside from more traditional visual effects supervision, animation and compositing, we employed a more procedural approach to generate the largest body of work for this show.

Our usual workflow is to generarte our visuals in real time. KBK's workflow is based on loops and more traditional VJing techniques. But by leveraging our real time background we managed to create vast amounts of visuals in a very short time frame. We used no render farms, and much of our work rendered in either real-time or multiple frames per second. We brought a wide variety of techniques to bear; from traditional animation and match-moving, to procedural work in Houdini, use of the Unreal game engine, and even some custom programs written in C++.

We're pushing to introduce more procedural, generative work into this kind of show in the future.

A full video of the show can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhUvo4xj2oU

Hardwell United We Are live show

Hardwell United We Are live show

Hardwell United We Are live show

Car sequence rendered in Unreal Engine 4

Abstract City sequence rendered in Unreal Engine 4

Abstract City sequence rendered in Unreal Engine 4

Computer sequence rendered in Houdini

Computer sequence rendered in Houdini

Car sequence rendered in Unreal Engine 4

Computer sequence rendered in Houdini

Computer sequence rendered in Houdini

Abstract sequence rendered in Houdini

Hardwell head rendered in Houdini

Abstract sequence rendered in Houdini

Abstract sequence rendered in Houdini