ChangePlan Ltd was asked by Global Erecting Sign Services Ltd (GESS Ltd) and PressOn Ltd to distort graphics to enable them to apply pre-printed panels to a ships hull. As part of 14-18 NOW, the official cultural programme to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. the sponsors wanted to wrap the ship HMS President, sited on the Thames at Victoria embankment, in Dazzle Graphics. We worked closely with all parties to ensure the tight deadlines were achieved. We had to manipulate hi-res digital graphics, supplied by the artist Tobias Rehberger in digital format, to enable vinyl panels to be printed of a size that could be manhandled from a boat and fitted safely. The imagery had to follow the contours of the hull but appear straight and true when viewed, and also had to line up with additional graphics above the hull. A stunning video of this process made by David Kew is on YouTube. The ship is now berthed by Victoria Embankment on the Thames until February 2015.
ChangePlan Ltd was asked by Global Erecting Sign Services Ltd (GESS Ltd) and Macro Art to distort graphics to enable them to apply pre-printed panels to update the Liverpool Media Wall, a 30m wide 7m high advertising screen. The Hi-resolution artwork was cut into separate sections for each panel. We used image correction algorithms, developed by ChangePlan Ltd, to adjust the different panel images individually to enable them to merge seamlessly as one image once erected.
ChangePlan Ltd was approached by Macro Art, to manipulate flat artwork to be split into panels & manipulated to bend around differing profiles to produce the Liverpool Media Wall, a 30m wide 7m high advertising screen. The different profiles used to form of the wall meant that extensive image correction was needed to allow the panels to merge as one image.
ChangePlan Ltd calculated the distortion affects produced by placing straight lettering onto the curved surfaces of the Millennium dome, London. We then applied distortions to the original artwork for the London 2012 Olympic bid. The banner was made up of 16 panels (24m high x 4.5m wide) printed by Macro Art. When the panels were joined, the resulting banner followed the curvature of the Millennium dome, London, so that when a banner was anchored 1m above the surface. The lettering and graphics would appear straight when viewed from above, as the members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), flew in and out of London.
ChangePlan Ltd produced a full-scale 3D rendered model of the front of St George's Hall, Liverpool. The Building was covered in scaffolding during the officials visit to the city for the European Capital of Culture 2008, so a full size image (34m x 26m), printed by Macro Art, Great Gransden. The image had to be rendered in sections, due to software limitations, and then joined and blended together using software specifically written for the project. The image shown has been rescaled for the web. Its size was originally 4096 x 3072 (50mb) and there were 72 images to be assembled. Inset is the original image we were given to work from.
ChangePlan Ltd was called in to distort ready prepared artwork. A large plate, approx 6m in diameter, was produced to commemorate the Vauxhall Golf 25 year anniversary. The artwork, which had to be printed onto the plate, had been produced. ChangePlan Ltd had to transform the artwork to fit around the rim of the plate, which was at an angle, so the curvature had to be distorted The Picture (apologies for the quality) shows it on Hanger Lane, (the North Circular Road, A406), London, UK.
Imp Electronics were seeking funding for a first generation Real time video editing suite. ChangePlan Ltd created Computer Generated 3D models to create Poster sized visuals produced for Imp Electronics, Cambridgeshire.