What is Projection Mapping
Projection mapping is video mapping and it is important to an artist, programmer, advertiser, event organizer, advertisers, and other professionals. How it works is that instead of projecting on a flat screen, the light is mapped on other surfaces and this enables the turning of common objects of 2D or 3D shapes into interactive displays.
This is simply in terms of displaying an image on a non-white surface. Below is the information provide by Circus Maximus.
Alternate Names for Projection Mapping
- Spatial augmented reality
- Video mapping
What is It Used For
- Live concerts
- Live concerts
- Theater and more…….
This new modern projection technology used with projection mapping can allow you to create all sorts of things like making a webpage that drives images to fit in the area you have outlined, take images and tween them, skew them project them, make movies skewed to fit in the area you have you outlined and much more.
Great Benefits of Projection Mapping
There are many great benefits you gain with using projection mapping and these benefits are:
- Audio-visual narrative
- It can take simple branding and make it look exceptional
- Flexible medium
- It can take complex elements and break them down spatially
- Add an extra dimension to your events
- Creates art to fools the eyes
- Only limited by your imagination
- Extend a continuous image across multiple surfaces
- Ease of creation, transport and setup
- Edge Blending and much more……..
For Projection Mapping to Be Successful
- You must create the right kind of content
- The size and quality of digital images matters
- The way you use the digital images
- Sculpting with art vision and technical vision
- Stimulate your imagination
- Seek expert advice and tips
A Bit of History
The history of projection mapping is quite long and dates back to the 1960’s. This was the time it was called shader lamps. In 1969 was the first record set for projection mapping. This was when the Haunted Mansion ride opened at Disneyland. Today, projection mapping is popularly and frequently used by Walt Disney Imagineering and Walt Disney Creative Entertainment, especially in the Disney Parks.