The functionality of the disguise pre-vis also played a big part in Pixway being selected for the project. “At the beginning of the planning phase Renault’s main requirement was to find efficient playback systems that could help bring their ideas to life,” says Paul Meffert, Pixway CEO.
“The day we arrived at Renault, a few competitors were trying to make their systems run the videos with a canvas size of 18,144px x 720px @ 50fps in QuickTime and lights with over 1,000 Art-Net universes - without success. We got the job the moment we plugged our system into the network and showed them how it played in the disguise pre-viz in real-time. Fast, precise, diverse and reliable were characteristics that Renault deemed essential. We were able to successfully deliver with the disguise system plus our dedicated and skilled Pixway operators being on site to support throughout the event.”
Pixway began working on the project by receiving rig plans, IP tables and Art-Net address tables. “From there, the screens, devices, mappings and outputs were defined, and we were ready for pre-programming with the Lighting Console Operator Philippe Lattoni and Christian Jean,” Paul explains.