Robe and VuePix drive the style at 2012 Australian Motor Show
Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
Over 200 Robe moving lights accompanied by a large number of LED VuePix displays were specified for use at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) which was recently held at the Sydney Exhibition centre in Darling Harbour.
Lighting equipment for ten of the high profile Automobile manufacturers made up of Ford, Holden, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Mercedes and Toyota – was supplied by Clifton Productions.
The Lighting design for Toyota’s exhibition space was conceived by Ziggy Ziegler, while Mark Hammer created the look for Ford, the other 8 manufacturers were designed and executed by the Clifton Productions lighting team.
The Holden booth was surrounded by video. It featured the longest video LED display on the entire exhibitionfloor,, totalling 54.4m of VuePix screens. The centre main screen was built from sixty M10 panels, which were seamlessly integrated with 20 VuePix P18 panels on each side. These 2 models of Vuepix Led displays ran all the visuals through the entire Holden Exhibit. All the screen content was controlled via an v i7 Quad Core MacBook Pro. Three ImagePro HD scalers were looped through each other to merge the individual screens. The single piece of HD content was then scaled into the correct position using the ImagePro boxes.
The Lamborghini display incorporated 2 x VuePix P6 display configurations (both consisting of 16 panels), each of them being built into freestanding truss arches.
VuePix screens were also used as a visual centrepiece for the video content displayed on the Mitsubishi booth. 75 pieces of P18 Panels were arranged in 17.3m wide x 5 metre high screen, which resulted in one of the widest displays of the show. The unique video content was designed to support the custom aspect of the display. Screen content was driven from a MacBook Pro via an ImagePro HD.
A wide variety of Robe moving lights were utilised overall – including the ROBIN LEDWash 600, which was used extensively throughout the exhibition as it is ideal for automotive lighting applications.
The Hyundai stand also featured the high powered ROBIN 600E Beams.
Other fixtures used throughout the show included ColorSpot and ColorWash 1200E ATs and ColorSpot 700 and 2500E ATs.
Robe was once again specified for the 2012 Motor Show as a result of Clifton’s excellent experience with using the fixtures at the 2011 AIMS in Melbourne.
Clifton’s Project Manager for the show was Michael Parsons, and their lighting team consisted of Matt Hansen (Holden), Dave Wier (Honda), Tim Beeston (Hyundai), Josh Evans (Infiniti / Lexus), Rowan Denny (Mitsubishi / Mazda) and Kane Meade (Toyota).