St Nicholas Church

St Nicholas Church

Lucid Technologies recently produced two spectacular displays of stunning illuminations which embellished the exterior of Bradfield’s St Nicolas’s Church, Sheffield, with large-scale animated 3D imagery relating to World War One. The displays were part of the wider ‘Poppy Memorial Trail’ event organized by Pink Dot Inc, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Remembrance Day and which raised funds for Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion as well as St. Nicholas’ church. 

From concept stills provided by the creative team of Pink Dot Inc and Element 3, Lucid created animated real-time 3D imagery in-house, working dedicatedly in Maya, Notch and After Effects over a three-week period. The content was mapped onto the side of the church by three 21K Panasonic weather-proofed projectors, via Lucid’s Disguise GX2 media server, which also triggered an Avolites Tiger Touch 2, controlling Robe Pointe moving head Lumiere’s positioned in the church’s graveyard which at the moment of the service stood to attention. 

Lucid delivered a breath-taking and deeply personal show for the communities local to the church. Onto the end of the display, Lucid was able to composite images of local people who died and survived World War One, supplied by historians working with the event organizers, along with handwritten quotes supplied by the community. 

To aid in the planning of the project Lucid deployed a drone to capture the church,  this captured 1000s of images of the church and surrounding area. Using this captured imagery which was tagged with GPS coordinates a 3D model could be created of the church and graveyard to which could then be used for technical planning and to aid with projection studies.

Check out the video below:



Pink dot inc Design Ltd


2nd & 16th November 2018


High Bradfield, Sheffield, UK

Provided Equipment

1 x Disguise GX2, 3 x 21k Panasonic Projectors

Provided Services

Notch Development, Content, Projectionists, Disguise Operation