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Midweek Motivations: The Starry Night 360, an immersive experience

Midweek Motivations: The Starry Night 360, an immersive experience

I’m a big fan of Van Gogh and this is a great use of 360° video. This an incredibly beautiful 360° experience by 3D Motion Magic Shanghai. I want to jump into this world and experience it for real! Make sure you watch it full screen. There are several other videos here that are modern artworks also inspired by the work of Van Gogh.

The website for 3D Motion Magic Shanghai is in Chinese, but if you don't read Chinese, the images are worth the click! Here is the page on The Starry Night project.

This is translated from their website using It's a rather funny translation but it gives a little introduction to the project.

The great Shivan of the 1889 created a masterpiece of oil painting “Moonlit Night”, let the world to marvel. More than 100 years after the 2016, the CG artists of the Magic Dimensional Digital will be “Moonlight Moon” in VR, take you into the big Shivan brain hole in the world.

“Moonlit Night” 3D-VR version of the creation is the world's classic art works of classical arts to the VR immersion presented to everyone to appreciate the first works.Magic Dimensional Digital CG team to overcome technical challenges, the “moonlight” in the color and details of the restoration.In the future, we will also present more world and Oriental works of art in VR form. Now you are welcome to wear VR glasses, Van Gogh's fantasy world is at your feet.

Step Inside Van Gogh's “Starry Night” with Virtual Reality! | Art Attack Master Works

While this appears to be a different creation than the one above, this is an incredible look at how artist George Peasleecreated “Starry Night” in VR with Tilt Brush. It's mesmerizing to watch him work.

The Night Cafe: A VR Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh – Oculus Rift

Here's a different painting from another VR artist. 

Want to see more Van Gogh inspiration?

Midweek Motivations: Gorgeous 3D Van Gogh Recreations (Cinema 4D, Octane Render, After Effects)

Van Gogh

Kim Gryun, a Seoul, Korea-based motion graphics artist, has created a gorgeous tribute to Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, with Maxon Cinema 4D with Octane Render and Adobe After Effects.

Kim animated “Bedroom at Arles” and 'The Starry Night', both painted by Van Gogh in 1889. He created the sets in Cinema 4D, rendered in Octane Render,  and added some final touches in After Effects.

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Big Screen Effects: Loving Vincent with Making Of + Behind the Scenes

Big Screen Effects: Loving Vincent with Making Of + Behind the Scenes

Loving Vincent, written and directed by filmmakers by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, is the world’s first fully painted feature film. I saw it over the weekend and it is a gorgeous film which takes place the year after Vincent Van Gogh died and explores what happened to him in his last days. Loving Vincent is up for Best Motion Picture – Animated and also a likely contender for an Oscar nomination, announced later this month.

Watch the Behind the Scenes

Want to Make Painterly Effects but Don't Paint?

Video Gogh

RE:Vision Effects Video Gogh

Providing an easy and intuitive interface, Video Gogh employs the powerful technology used in “What Dreams May Come,” 1998 Academy Award Winner for Best Visual Effects. How it works: Simply open a movie with Video Gogh, make a few choices and Gogh! Out comes a painted painted animation. Couldn't be simpler.

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Sheffield softworks artitudeSheffield Softworks Artitude

Artitude gives you the look of real-world media such as oil paint, watercolor, colored pencil, markers, tempera, airbrush, etc. and allows you to simulate styles and artists, including cartoon, illustration, Van Gogh, Warhol, graphic novel, and many more. it comes with over 120 built-in presets and the ability to create and save your own.

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ToonItRed Giant ToonIt

While not exactly for paint effects, you can get some interesting, artistic effects. Give video footage that sought-after cartoon look easily and quickly with unique algorithms to transform your image into beautiful cartoon shading and lines. Its five plug-ins free you from time-consuming techniques like rotoscoping and hand painting and give precise control over styles, shading, and outlines. Version 2 adds the Heat Vision plug-in (mimicking the look of the Predator movies), 14 new styles, new presets, and faster output.

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