The Light Fantastic: Alienware invades Australia with 'Area 52' live-action show

The Light Fantastic: Alienware invades Australia with 'Area 52' live-action show

Lasers, soldiers and a Transformer-style caravan: Alienware ushers in its new product line-up in bombastic style. Click the link to watch the video.

Last week, we headed down to Melbourne to see Alienware's "Live Dimension Reality" show; a live film shoot that incorporated 3D projection mapping, live action stunts, special effects and assorted pyrotechnics into three action-packed minutes.

The theatrical demonstration depicts a mysterious alien artifact (which looks like a heavily-modded caravan) battling against human soldiers, with some impressive HD rendering on display. The overall effect was an attempt to "create the feeling of being inside a computer game", the PC manufacturer explains.

Alienware computers were used exclusively to create the 3D projection mapping that flashes across the stage and caravan walls. A pair of machines rendered 2400 high-definition (HD) frames per day over four weeks to create the impressive graphics; with the end result blasted at the audience through ten HD projectors.

Check out the official video below:

The Alienware: Area 52 show can be seen around Sydney in the coming weeks. Currently planned locations include:

CIRCULAR QUAY
19th - 21st July
East Circular Quay, on the board walk next to wharf 2.

WORLD SQUARE
11th - 13th August
The Square
World Square shopping centre, bounded by George, Liverpool, Pitt and Goulburn St.

WESTFIELD BONDI JUNCTION
5th - 11th September
Centre Court, Cnr of Adelaide & Oxford St entrance.
Bondi Junction

MARTIN PLACE
10th - 11th October
Martin place stage, between Pitt and Castlereagh St.

CUSTOMS HOUSE
12th - 14th October
Alfred St, between Customs house forecourt and Circular Quay train station.

Dates in Melbourne and Brisbane are to follow.

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