Solace is an interactive, animated film by Evan Boehm based on celebrated science fiction writer Jeff Noon’s short story about a near future in which marketing and addiction are disturbingly intertwined.
The fabric of the film is a generative, interactive liquid written in code. Using the library paper.js as its base, the team built an engine that produced a cartoon-like physics system that could respond to user interactions and generate character animation in real-time. A visitor to the film uses their cursor to poke, pop and pull this liquid to play with the story.
To weave it all together, a real-time audio sound system was also produced to provide the atmospheric soundtrack. The audio responds to the user, and the story, in real-time.
|Executive Producer||Luke Ritchie|
|Production||Nexus Interactive Arts|
|Thanks to||Beccy McCray, Brains and Hunch, Charlotte Bavasso, Chris O'Reilly, Claire Cook, Damien Mortini, David De Rosier, Dominik Koller, Emmanuelle Walker, Greet Kallikorm, James Hatley, James Tomkinson, Judy Hill, Luis De Jorge, Matt Bilson, Matt Pearson, MATTER.js, Michelle Kas, PAPER.JS, Samia Ahmed, Silvio Paganini, TONE.JS, Tony Volpe and Vitor Marques|
|Special Thanks to||Tina Surelia|