Compared with television and video effect editing, where editors have time for the post-production process, theatre multimedia design and application are more complicated as all the video mapping, content creation and effects need to be done on site. The disguise system was used for on-site simulation, and its QuickCal feature enabled the Redline team to precisely place 8 projectors and manage the mapping on the 3D surface efficiently. With such support, Zhou could optimise his content for fast playback and editing, in addition to adding real-time effects.
The powerful disguise MultiEdit function also improved the productivity. “We have multiple editors working on the programming simultaneously, which shortened the time and made the project a huge success,” said Hank Liu, product manager of Redline.
A full range of dynamic visual projections were used to enhance the magical atmosphere. The overall production contained three different set projections; the moon, forest and bleeding vines. Zhou reflected on this; “Though the vines are moving, using disguise meant flexible content mapping that allowed me to apply content to any surface, still or moving, without any worries. It’s really not just a media server! It can playback, create and modify the contents with great flexibility, just like the multi-layer function of Photoshop, allowing you to construct the layout in real-time, amend the design instantly, and change the sequence. It provides a huge possibility for all designers.”