Hitoshi Akayama: Dice




 
  • ©2005, Hitoshi Akayama

Artist(s):


Title:


    Dice

Exhibition:


Creation Year:


    2005

Medium:


    Animation

Size:


    01:55 minutes

Category:



Artist Statement:


    This CG animation work presents the enjoyable rhythms of rolling dice. Many movement patterns of rolling dice were captured, and then surprising movements were selected. The work consists of one continuous take, one scene rolling into the next as interesting movements are expressed in the chain reaction of the rolling dice. Maya was used for the production. We wrote a software tool with the Mel script language, which can control dice in arbitrary directions and speeds. As the dice landed and collided with each other, localization and time data were collected by Maya and exported to the MAX/MSP sound software to generate the audio track and synchronized it with the movement of the dice. These data were also used to create melody.