Dark Matter

Dark Matter is a 3-minute branded-entertainment virtual production graduation shortfilm that combines digital camera footage with real-time renderings by Crytek's Cinebox - live on set and in the final film.


On the one hand, this production is a student commercial by Filmakademie's advertisement department, on the other hand a Virtual Production and Visual Effects Research & Development project by the Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and digital Postproduction.


The main goal was to use real-time graphics and camera tracking during the shooting and combine them instantly into a HD video stream. The game engine was the main and single tool for lighting and rendering of the short-film.


Dark Matter was presented at SIGGRAPH 2014 Talks - Show and Tell. See our Publications section.