Hundreds of drones took Van Gogh's 'The Starry Night' to the skies -- and set a Guinness World Record

Van Gogh’sThe Starry Nighthas found a home on many surfaces.

The instantly recognizable work of art has been plastered on posters, coffee mugs and even a bike path. It seemed like the painting had made it everywhere.
那是, 直到 600 drones mapped it onto the night sky in northern China’s Tianjin Municipality, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.
EFYI Group, a drone production company, along with Tianjin University in China, set the record for the longest animation performed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) 与...的时间 26 分钟和 19 秒, 根据 Guinness website.
    Animation is a way to tell a story, to tell something that you want to tell,” Zhang Siqi, chief operating officer of EFYI Group told Guinness.

    The drones came together to tell the story of Van Gogh’s life

    The Starry Nightwasn’t the only Vincent Van Gogh painting to be recreated in the sky.
    The drone performance told the story of the artist’s life, moving through vignettes of his most famous work, 包含 “Wheat Field with Cypresses,” “The Mulberry Tree in Autumnand the seriesSunflowers.
    Zhang told Guinness that drone animations, 特别是, are tricky to execute.
    For the previous drone demonstrations, it was a picture flying to another picture,” 她说. “Making a full-length animation is a difficult challenge for the whole team, both technically and creatively.

    Technological coordination was a priority

    Backing the show’s narrative was meticulous technical planning.
    To qualify as an animation, the record’s guidelines require 12 images per second on the part of the drones.
    To fashion the drones into these images, EFYI Group used high-precision positioning technology, along with synchronization technology to achievecoordinated action,” Zhao Shilei, product director at EFYI Group, told Guinness.
      所有 600 drones were of the same model, the Agile Bee II, which weighs approximately three pounds and flies at around 20 英里每小时.
      Guinness has announced other drone-related records recently, 包括 largest drone synthesizer 在 2020 和 most UAVs airborne simultaneously from a single computer, indoors, 在 2019.