Hyperloop One: Propulsion System Test
Hyperloop One has taken Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" high-speed train concept and is turning it into a reality. In May 2016, Hyperloop One gathered investors and members of the media in the middle of the Nevada desert to witness the first live test of the propulsion system they designed for this incredible vehicle.
In order to help the public understand how this test in the desert relates to the final Hyperloop design, Hyperloop One asked Lux Virtual to create an animation showing how the test vehicle transforms to become and actual Hyperloop pod. We worked with engineers from Hyperloop to load real CAD models into our animation software to heighten the realism of this piece, but used stylized glows to represent the electromagnetic propulsion system.
It was an amazing chance to work with a brilliant team that's taking a wild idea and bringing it to life. The response was amazing, with this video popping up all over the news and social media. Elon Musk and LA's mayor even tweeted links!