Designed in stereoscopic fulldome, VORTEX is an experiment in the audio-visual language of immersive environments. It is an ephemeral sculpture, driven by geometric soundscapes.

Created by Aaron Bradbury
Music by Flavio Martines
5.1 Surround Mix by Flavio Martines at Refinaria Estudios
3D Sound Mixed by Rene Rodigast at Fraunhofer IDMT

Additional thanks to:
NSC Creative, Annette Sotheran-Barnett, Sky-Skan, Silvio Kuehm, and the delightful Madame Jenny.

VORTEX is mastered at 8k, 60fps, in stereoscopic fulldome and has 3D spatial sound. When experienced together, these elements build a highly immersive and intimate environment. VORTEX is completely free to download and is available in several fulldome formats. Although mastered at 8k, 60fps in 3D, due to the size of the files required to play this (100gb), it is not possible to make this version available on-line. If you would like a copy of this or any other combination of resolution and frame rate, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page to request a copy. If you would like to experience it in fulldome format and do not have access to a dome, please get in touch or subscribe to Luniere for up to date news on screening events.

Check out the VORTEX blog for concept art, thought processes and general babbling that went into the production.

DOWNLOAD VORTEX FULLDOME

VORTEX 4k

Kindly hosted by Sky-Skan

Please contact me using the form below for the ftp login details.
Resolution: 4096 x 4096
Frame Rate: 30fps
Viewing Format: Fisheye 2D
File Format: png image sequence with 6 separate 5.1 surround sound channels
Size: 7.2gb
Details: For a high resolution digital planetarium or dome

VORTEX Fisheye 2D

Resolution: 1536 x 1536
Frame Rate: 60fps
Viewing Format: Fisheye 2D
File Format: Quicktime 28mbps h.264 with stereo sound
Size: 232mb
Details: For domes using a fisheye projector or real-time warping software

VORTEX Fisheye 3D

Resolution: 3072 x 1536
Frame Rate: 24fps
Viewing Format: Fisheye 3D
3D Layout: Side by Side L-R
File Format: mp4 20mbps h.264 with stereo sound
Size: 108mb
Details: For domes using a stereoscopic fisheye projector or real-time stereoscopic warping software

Oculus Rift Player

Resolution: 1280 x 800
Frame Rate: 60fps
Viewing Format: VR Fulldome Player
File Format: executable
Size: 160mb
Details: For use with an Oculus Rift

VORTEX Warped 2D

Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Frame Rate: 60fps
Viewing Format: Warped 2D
File Format: mp4 8mbps h.264 with stereo sound
Size: 80mb
Details: For a dome using a spherical mirror system

VORTEX Warped 3D

Resolution: 3840 x 1080
Frame Rate: 24fps
Viewing Format: Warped 3D
3D Layout: Side by Side L-R
File Format: mp4 10mbps h.264 with stereo sound
Size: 94mb
Details: For a dome using a spherical mirror system and stereoscopic projector

VORTEX 8k VIRTUAL DOME

 

Screenings and Awards

WebBanner_Vortex-Fulldome-Awards_White v2

SATfest, Société des Arts Technologiques Montreal 2013
Lower Eastside Girls Club, New York 2013
Spatial Sound Award at Fulldome Festival, Jena 2013
Maker Faire UK, Centre for Life, Newcastle 2013
Best Sonic Experience at Fulldome UK, Leicester 2012
Art & Film in the Dome, Thinktank Planetarium, Birmingham 2012
Official selection at Domefest, Louisiana 2012

Other Stuff

Wallpapers:
2560 x 1440
1920 x 1080
See the VORTEX Flickr set here.
Check out VORTEX on the Fulldome Database: http://www.fddb.org/shows/vortex/

CONTACT FORM

Please get in touch to request a specific format or if you have any questions.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Subject

Details (required)

LICENSE

Creative Commons Licence

VORTEX by Aaron Bradbury is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be requested at http://www.luniere.com/projects/vortex.