Avolites and Weigl have partnered up for The Wildwood Tree, a unique installation located within Wildwood Grove at Dollywood. The centrepiece of this new land is majestic and unlike any other tree in the world. It was designed & built by LifeFormations with creative from The Imagination House. All involved were able to bring this to life using pioneering lighting and video technologies.
Weigl designs and manufactures a range of fascinating software and hardware products for permanent theme park and interactive experience installations. The story of their collaboration with Avolites starts back in the mid 2000’s where Weigl used Avolites’ DMX Pearl and Azure consoles to create single universe ‘single pass’ moving light profiles for their animatronics shows. This shifted at the NAMM show in 2018 when things got a bit more interesting.
The initial programming was done on the Avolites Tiger Touch II with an Ai licence, the Synergy mapping was then recorded in a cue list that could be easily set to SMPTE and network MTC timecode and then recorded into Weigl’s own ProCommander® AX hardware. Weigl then used their Showforge software to synchronise the final playback of ArtNet in their hardware, and the audio playback via QSYS. This was the first time they’d used this software on such a large scale, having built it from the ground up for MacOS, and it performed exceptionally. In the end, a single Procommander AX was able to playback all of the show content created in Titan and Synergy.