Claus Helfenschneider

Freelance 3D Artist
Direction, Design, Animation, Programming

Category: Programming

Forss Ecclesia – App Launch & Release Party @ Berghain Berlin (May 2nd)


Ecclesia is the latest release of electronica artist Forss (musician and entrepreneur; co-founder of soundcloud). In collaboration with and designer Leo Lass this audio-visual album was created. Here is a sneak peek of the iPad App (see video below) and some exclusive stills of tracks #8 and #10, which I worked on a lot. I was lead programmer on the app (which also includes the event visuals), and I’m pretty proud to announce that on May 2nd there will be a big release party at the Berghain in Berlin!

forss @ soundcloud

Available in the app store soon!

Music: Forss
Visuals: Leonhard Lass (, Marcel Schobel (, Claus Helfenschneider (
Mixing: Mark Bihler
Mastering: Bo Condren (Calyx Mastering)
Organ in Dictum: Mattias Wagner
Published by: 2012

Procedural Animation Workshop 2011


Like in 2010, I held the “Procedural Animation” class at the University of Applied Sciences Hagenberg in October 2011. Again, the students had to create a procedural still using MEL or Python in Autodesk Maya. This year, the task was to visualize a part of the computer’s directory tree. The data was all given by the file system — file sizes, directories, files, links, file names, creation-/modification-/last-access-dates, number of files in a directory, file types, file extensions,… After one and a half days of theoretical introduction and one and a half day of actual work, the students produced great artworks, in both artistic and technical regard.

Here are some of the results:

Christian Schulze — software directory

Johannes Lindtner, Moritz Palnstorfer

Yana Andreeva, Andreas Atzlinger

Christian Holzer, Johannes Pfeifer

Markus Berger, Fabian Wolf

Thomas Heller

Manuel Wieser — Python32 directory