Projection Mapping / Video Mapping
WHAT IS PROJECTION MAPPING?
Also known as video mapping and 3d projection, Projection Mapping is a technique of covering an object or part of an object with projected light. The object can be as big as a building or a whole theatre set, or as small and intimate as a face, an object on your desk, in fact anything at all.
What makes projection mapping special from simply lighting an object is the precision and effects you can achieve. It can bring the object 'alive', creating amazing illusions and experiences for the audience.
Any standard projector can achieve the effect, generally the bigger projectors are needed simply to generate more light and better quality of image.
Very basically the technique requires three processes:
Firstly, precise measuring or a 3D scan is needed to create an accurate 3D model on which to base the next two processes - Creating the bespoke content and finally the 'mapping' - wrapping the content back onto the object. This technique uses special software to manipulate and reshape the 2D image to precisely fit the object in the real world.
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Examples can be seen below.