Through The Dark is a collaboration between Hilltop Hoods and Google Play Music. It’s an interactive film that merges art and technology as part of Google’s commitment to supporting Australian music.
The experience uses mobile technology to capture the sense of a world turned upside down. Using 3D cameras mapped to the phone’s accelerometer, the device is tilted and rotated to reveal a father and son’s journey through two 3D animated worlds – the dark and the light.
Designers, animators and developers brought the experience to life using the latest web technologies. Simplified 3D meshes and rigs were built to tell the story, textures and lighting were designed by hand, and new tools were developed to bridge traditional animation methods and WebGL.