IxD Sommersemester 2014

Remixing Motionbank

We’ve got 4 TB motion data from William Forsythe’s Motionbank project by HfG Offenbach and Fraunhofer IGD for remixing this semester. Here are the results by students of the 4th and 6th semester:


We created a 3D Oculus VR film based on Motion Bank which is a project by William Forsythe who is a well known choreographer. They let different dancers perform to the score ‘no time to fly’ by Deborah Hay and collected about 4 terabyte of tracking data. Our task was to interpret and remix the score. Based on the information we created a film with Cinema4D and Python. The Oculus Rift was used to create an interactive 360° film which ended up in an awesome experience for visitors and us.

LineVisualizer by Andreas Zapf

The application “LineVisualizer” creates optimized flight paths for the AR.Drone 2.0 (or similar quadcopters) based on captured movement data from the motionbank project.
My aim for the project was to visualize the dance movements in real space via lightpainting. This was achieved by attaching a led to the drone. It allowed to interpret and capture the existing dance movements in front of interesting sceneries.

DANCING DATA by Sandra Rudolph

The project “Motion Bank – Dancing Data” discusses the statistical evaluation of the Motion Bank project and includes a book, three score books, three posters and a digital application. The project examined the seven interpretations of Ros Warby, Juliette Mapp and Jeanine Durning of the dance score “No Time to Fly“ written by Deborah Hay. With the visualisations the rather intuitive, experimental dance is made understandable for everyone. The book is an orientation for other dancers to adapt the choreography and gives interested people detailed information about the score.  The score books each deal with one interpretation and show a scene per page. For each dancer a summarizing poster was created. With the application all interpretations of the dancers can be compared in relation to the scenes.

Unity MoCap by Steve Crouse / Florian Schramm

3Dance by Isabel Kautnick

With 3Dance I visualized the speed of the three dancers Jeanine Durning, Ros Warby and Juliette Mapp during their different interpretations of Deborah Hay’s “No Time To Fly”  as a 3-dimensional info graphic. The speed data was set in correlation to different variables such as duration of the dances. The results were visualized as 3D objects and printed with a 3D printer. To get a feeling for the different interpretations some variables have been adjusted in order to make it possible to compare for example the speed of the dancers at different times of the interpretations or how much space of the dance floor they used. Some digital visualisations were added for a better understanding.


Mountain Bank by Duc Nhan Truong

ORGANIC MOTIONS by Artjom Bossert

Touching Performance by Rico Schulze

Burrows by Caroline Kachler

TrackME by Rebecca Krammer

Creative Coding

In this course we are using creative coding in order to teach design basics in the 1st and 2sn semester. During the final 5 weeks the students applied their knowledge by remixing the Motionbank data. These are some projects.

Motion Constellation by Sebastian Hartmann & Duc Nhan Truongnotimetofly_poster3 2

Motion Bank 3D by Steve / Flo

Motion Bank 3D Printed by Sandy Kauer & Caroline Kachler

Motionbank Installation & Interpretation by Alexander Roidl & Dominik Meixner

Ballet vs. Fußball by Lukas Wirth & Lisa Walther

Silhouettes by Natalia Brandt & Annika Degel

TimeFreeze by Lorenz Wetscher, Julian Leupold und Franz Feistel

Typografie im Tanz by Sophia Pohl & Nadja Metzinger

Das Schweben im Raum by Lukas Windisch & Florian Pfeiffer
Das schweben im Raum

3DanceFloor by Emmi Heckel & Dominic Tirschmann
Bildschirmfoto 2014-07-15 um 19.42.53

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