Week 10: Projection Mapping Tips

Projection Mapping

Projection distance calculator – add in your projector model number, and this will show you what image width you can expect from that projector at various distances from a screen.

Madmapper tutorials. (How to use madmapper, and how to send video from other software (eg video triggering VJ software) to Madmapper for mapping onto shapes and buildings etc.)
“Introduction to videomapping” (includes overview of projector considerations)
Projection Mapping Tutorials (using Resolume, Cinema 4D and tips for aligning physical and virtual models).
“Learn the basics of projection mapping” (uses Cinema 4D + madmapper + custom models)
How to map a building – with After Effects and Madmapper ( A good overview of one example process for combining thoughtful video production and physical objects / buildings. ) 

LMPT – 55 Euros

Hardware for Projecting with Multiple Projectors

>If displaying video on multiple projectors – you either need –
– multiple playback devices ( which creates synchronisation problems)
– or hardware that will allow sending a video signal from one computer to many projectors. Video that is 2 screens wide can be sent to 2 projectors using either of these devices:

Matrox Triplehead To Go  (takes 1 input, and splits it into 2 or 3 separate outputs)
USB to VGA/DVI/HDMI convertor (plus the laptop’s original video out)

Projection Mapping Exercise for Week 10:

Build an object, and projection map appropriate video on it – in ways that emphasise each of the points from last week:

Criteria for Analysing a Projection

–          Mapping
–          Contextual relevance
–          Materiality
–          Projector installation and audience consideration
–          Interaction
–          Performance
–          Video qualities : editing / animation / sound / relationships between all of the above
–          Visual composition / engagement / contrast / light levels / use of colour / graphic patterns
–          Cinematographic considerations: framing / spatial considerations + depth of field / audience awareness / perspective
–          Time and choreography

Constructing Situations

Week 9: Animation and Sound
Week 6: Preparing for Projection Mapping
Week 5:  Spatial Design For Video
Week 4:  Compositing with After Effects
Week 3:  Editing With Premiere
Week 2:  Planning for Video
Week 1:  Introduction to Video Possibilities


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