Digital Dome Artist Resources

Here is a list of Fulldome / Digital Dome opportunities and resources for artists. Please feel free to share and suggest other resources in the comments, even if its for your own business. I want this to be a resource.  This list will continue to grow, change, and become more organized. Everything here is geared towards artists and will not reflect the larger fulldome community.

Charles Lindsay in the Digital Dome. This image was used in the WIRED online article.
Artist Charles Lindsay in the Digital Dome @ IAIA. photo for WIRED  by Charles Lindsay

 

HOW MANY digital domes around the world?
1,200 permanent domes and counting…
There are over 1,000 portable domes in Russia alone.

 

WHERE are the domes?
Lochness Productions Dome List
The newly formed group, International Fulldome Art Alliance, is working on creating a specific list of art friendly domes. Give us time.

 

WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
Alt Ethos – Denver, Colorado
BETA emerging technology arts – various locations worldwide
VJ University – various locations worldwide
IMERSA Summit – Denver, Colorado
Société des Arts Technologiques – Montreal, QC CANADA
Russian Fulldome Festival – Yaroslavl, Russia
MIRA Festival – Barcelona, SPAIN
Mapping Festival – Geneva, Switzerland
Fulldome Festival – Jena, Germany
Institute of American Indian Arts – Santa Fe, NM
MassArt – Boston, MA
University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM
Ringling College of Art and Design – Sarasota, FL


GROUPS
DomeLab in Fort Collins, Colorado
DomeLab Denver – Coming Soon!
East Village Planetarium in NYC
FAR: Fulldome Animators Resource Online

 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
MORPHOS
Société des arts technologiques (SAT)


CONFERENCES
IMERSA Summit (Immersive Media Entertainment, Research, Science & Art). Annual. Denver, CO.
ix Symposium at Société des arts technologiques (SAT). 2014 First year. Montreal, CANADA.

 

FESTIVALS
Currents: Santa Fe International New Media Festival
DomeFest
Fulldome Festival
Fiske Fulldome Festival
Fulldome UK

 

BLOGS
BETA Blog
The Fulldome Blog
Fulldome.org
When in Dome

 

TUTORIALS
How to Create a Fulldome Master
A Long Way to Dome Master
Introduction to the Fulldome Master
(video) by Chabot Space and Science Center
Hue’s Beginner’s Guide to Fulldome Production
360° GoPro Rig Fundamentals
Introduction to 3D Modeling and Animation with Blender
How to Create A Fulldome Master and Other Basic Fulldome Production Tips
How to Shoot Spherical HDR Panoramic Photos using the GigaPan Epic Pro
360 Video Fundamentals with six GoPros
Video Guides to Audacity (a free application to create 5.1 audio)
Unity Game Engine in iDome
Andrew Hazelden – Various
DomeBase

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION
Fulldome Stereoscopic – Workflow Details
Tools of Fulldome Production 2014

 

PRODUCTION TOOLS
Storyboard
Storyboard 2
Domemaster Photoshop Action Pack
Power Point Template
Fisheye in 3D Animation: Supported Render Engines
360 Video Fundamentals
Camsphere v.2 – After Effects 3D Template ($65 CAN)
Blendy 360 Cam – Cinema 4D 360° Render Plugin ($49.99 EUR)
Mettle Skybox – 360/VR PlugIn for After Effects ($99 USD)

 

FREE Applications you can use just about anything to create content. Here are some for free that work well.
Blender – 3D Modeling
Unreal Engine 4 – Gaming Engine (I heard it was better than Unity)
Nik Collection – Photo effects and editing

 

PRE-VISUALIZATION TOOLS
Amateras 3 –
(Mac and PC – FREE)
Virtual Dome Tester (Mac and PC – FREE)
DomePort – Allow previz and can be used with Oculus Rift (Mac and PC – $50)
Navgar AE Plugin (Mac and PC $818 USD)
DomeViewer for Softimage

 

DOME SALES
Lochness Productions Dome Sales List
Fulldome.pro
Lumenscapes
DomeMasters

 

DOME SERVERS and Mappers (artist friendly)
Blendy Dome VJ
vDome (open source)
Fulldome.pro
Splash (open source)
Omnidome (open source)
Christie
DomeProjection.com
vvvv – dome

 

IMMERSIVE AUDIO SYSTEMS
True3D by Morrow Sound

 

CONSULTING
BETA – emerging technology arts – installation, management, curriculum design, training, curating…
Charles Veasey – servers, programming, and installation
Dome Masters – 360° production and installation

 

ARTICLES and BOOKS
Fullspace-Projektion: Mit dem 360°lab zum Holodeck by Gordian Overshmidt and Ute Shroder
Digital Storytelling: A creator’s guide to interactive entertainment by Carolyn Handler Miller (mentions a dome)

 

PRODUCTION COMPANIES that work with artists
Alt Ethos
xRez
4 pi PRoductions

 

Dome Rentals
Vortex LA Dome
Dome Masters – portable domes worldwide

 

HISTORY OF FULLDOME THEATERS
COSMOLOGICAL CINEMA: PEDAGOGY, PROPAGANDA, PERTURBATIONS IN EARLY DOME THEATERS by David McConville (pdf)