Silhouette Cinema, 2014

Real-time generated background projection for Silhouette Cinema by the Góbi Dance Company.


Silhouette Cinema is a dance performance that shows sentimental stories of Budapest in different moods. The city’s silhouette appears in a generative background projection. The visuals travel between the typical building complexes of the city, sometimes flying or running through them.


The silhouettes of the buildings were made of vectorized photos. Then, Blender was used to lay them out as ordered layers in the 3D space. The show was performed using a custom Cinder program that rendered the scene of the silhouette-city with fog-depth effects and an animation of flying bird flocks.