Inside a 360-degree CGI theater in downtown San Francisco, a cast of 22 performers have joined up with an award-winning creative team to stage a unique production of Peter Pan. The theater, which gives the audience a multi-faceted experience of live action combined with complete surround computer graphics, is a world's first, according to representatives for the production.
Inside the white dome at San Francisco's Ferry Park, 15,000 square feet of hi-resolution video is immersing both the cast and audience in a CGI Neverland created using Maxon's Cinema 4D rendering software.
Designed by UK theater designer William Dudley, the performance integrates technology and live actors in a modernized theater experience. Dudley believes that this digital immersion is driving a renaissance in theater, attracting new attention and the creative minds of artists who can apply digital art to theater set design, opening up never before possible performances.
At the foot of the round stage, 12 projectors deliver a 360-degree projection, which encompasses more than 15,000 feet of CGI and 10 million pixels, making it the largest surround CGI venue in the world, according to representatives for the production.