Last month, Amsterdam, the Netherlands was host to the launch of the first holographic artist on tour in a 3D Hologram Roadshow, Glennis Grace.
Telecom company KPN organized the show to tour to 20 Dutch cities to promote the adaption of fiber to its residential customers. Grace sung a duet with her own hologram as a special act to kick off the tour.
The 40' trailer has a nearly 30' wide stage and is equipped with five Sanyo PLC-XF46N 13,000-lumen projectors, lighting and sound systems, and a 32'-wide Peppers Ghost foil. To guarantee the quality of the illusion, the foil is hung in an air-conditioned space in a free-floating frame. Three projectors are used for the hologram and two to create a background image.
The video system setup includes Apple Keynote software to play the video files, two Apple Mac Pros--one each for dual and triple configurations--with solid-state drives connected to a Datapath splitter. One Apple MacBook controls Keynote in sync on the Mac Pros via the network with KeyShowX. The content was created using Autodesk 3ds Max and Adobe After Effects.