In collaboration with FIU HouseEyesberg Studio and Telenoika. Workshop sponsored by adidas Originals.

The Mastery of Immersion is a collaborative programme that aims to investigate the diverse possibilities of creating immersive experiences in fulldome 360º. The first part of this programme is presented within the MIRA programming, with a workshop and masterclass focused on the use of software and narrative tools in immersive environments.

The Workshop will focus on the introduction and application of the Smode Studio software, a tool that allows users to work in a more agile manner than other programs thanks to its GPU-based architecture and a workflow based on real-time “compositing” through 2D and 3D layers, effects, particle systems and shaders. Smode allows you to import content from other softwares or to create it entirely within the application itself, visualizing it in a simulation of the canvas to be worked on or directly on it, changing parameters and seeing the result instantaneously, without preloading. It incorporates a Timeline system and all the parameters are mappable by MIDI/OSC or Audio, which allows synergies with other softwares for interactive content or audio-reactive generative shows. All aspects of a Fulldome project, the creation of 360º audiovisual content with Smode, the technical approach and the different narrative formats for immersive formats will be covered.


T E A C H E R S :

José Vaaliña (Creative director of Eyesberg Studio)

Jordi Massó (CG artist and Smode specialist)


D A T E S:

On the 29-30-31/10 and 2/11 from 16:00-20:00 an Smode Workshop will be carried out at FIU House + Telenoika where the basic aspects of the software will be taught.

05-06/11 from 11:00-14:00 and from 15:00-18:00 the Workshop continues and will be carried out entirely in the 16m-diameter MIRA Dome by adidas Originals, located in the open area of the festival venue, with the aim of generating 360 audiovisual pieces in groups and directly projecting them onto the structure.

Spaces: FIU House + Telenoika + Fabra i Coats (5 projectors + Surround sound system)


R E Q U I R E M E N T S :

It is essential to have a computer with a dedicated graphics card with Windows operating system or a Mac running Windows (Bootcamp).

A powerful GPU is recommended to work fluidly.

Smode Studio installed (Free download here).

Previous knowledge of software such as Cinema 4D or After Effects.

It is recommended to pre-investigate sample projects carried out with Smode Studio.

Optional: Students can bring MIDI interfaces or sensors for interaction with program parameters such as NanoKorg or similar, Akai APC, MIDI Keyboards, Leap Motion, Kinect…

Price: 200€.



S T R U C T U R E :

–> DAY 1: MONDAY 29 OCT: Theory and DIY Mini-Dome

Location: FIU. Schedule: 16:00 – 20:00. 


Presentation of teachers and students.

What is a Fulldome experience?: Theory of Immersion.

DIY Desktop Mini-Dome: Build your own dome to preview your immersive experiences with a personal prototype.

Software: Cinema 4D & Pepakura.


–>DAY 2: TUESDAY 30 OCT: Introduction to Smode Studio Part 1

Location: FIU. Schedule: 16:00 – 20:00. 



General Interface



2D / 3D Layers



Modifiers: Effects and ISF

Particle systems



–> DAY 3: WEDNESDAY 31 OCT: Introduction to Smode Studio Part 2

Location: TELENOIKA. Schedule: 16:00 – 20:00. 


Animation and Timeline




Management of various compositions

Compositions as textures

Share Elements

Audio-reactive and conversion of audio to Keyframes

Camera mapping


–> DAY 4: FRIDAY 2 NOV: From the computer to the show

Location: FIU. Schedule: 16:00 – 20:00. 


Performance optimization

Quality optimization

Bakes, Exports, Consolidate

Video outputs, Spout and NDI

Overview of Smode Station: Large-scale projects

Presentation of projects by the students and guidance to carry them ou

Practice / Content Creation


–> DAY 5: MONDAY 5 NOV: Creation of personal projects

Location: MIRA Dome by adidas Originals in Fabra i Coats. Schedule: 11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00.

Practice / Content Creation


–> DAY 6: TUESDAY 6 NOV: Creation and exhibition of personal projects

Location: MIRA Dome by adidas Originals in Fabra i Coats. Schedule: 11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00.

Practice / Content Creation: Final adjustments and renders

Exhibition of student’s work

Dinner, opinions, exchange of ideas, Networking


TOTAL workshop hours: 28.