Los Angeles-based UV/FX recently completed the painting of the largest completely invisible scenic attraction ever produced. The Cave scene is a part of Walking With Buddha Attraction at Hong Kongâ€™s newest Visitor destination, Ngong Ping 360.
UV/FX worked directly with Dedica Group, a California-based creative design and management consultancy, who delivered the specialist to attractions for their client Mass Transit Railway Corporation.
The Cave scene is a massive set that literally disappears right before the audienceâ€™s eyes. The attraction represents a chapter in the life of Siddhartha transformative journey using narrative, theatrical effects and lighting. In an instant the cave magically transforms to reveal contemporary Hong Kongâ€™s Nathan Road, a blur of lights and busy people that signifies the relevance and importance of Buddhism in contemporary society.
According to UV/FX principle, Richard Green, â€śWe've done large scale attractions before in the complete invisible style but never anything this massive with such a realistic design.â€ť
Lead scenic designer Rhett Butler adds, â€śIt was a real challenge getting the coloration correct in a complete invisible style where you go from white to full color under UV lighting. We had to merge everything from neon, simulated signage, building, and people into one unified style.â€ť
Working closely with Dedica Group project manager Gina Yu and art director Amy Treff, UV/FX painted a total of 56 scenic flats and softgoods that have no ambient appearance at all until the addition of UV light when they scream.