In 2014 Digital Ambiance asked us if we could develop interactive lighting control solution using thermal cameras for a public park in Fresno, California.
We developed a custom tracking algorithm and integrated it into our lighting control system LightAct. The algorithm works on 15 thermal feeds simultaneously and tracks locations of people in the park.
These locations were then fed into a custom visual effect written by Anticlockwise Arts, an interactive art studio. The effect was seamlessly integrated with LightAct via its plugin system.
The output of the effect was mapped to 450 Art-Net fixtures mounted on the canopies.
In addition, LightAct Manager software monitors the correct operation of the installation and takes care of automatic restarts in case something goes wrong.