FAQ About Projection Mapping

Here are some answers to FAQ about projection mapping.

-What is projection mapping?

In the past, a traditional projector displays an image in a big box shape or “screen output”. If you wanted to make it really small, you would have to move the projector very close to the object.

Today, we can use a computer to decide exactly where, within the “screen output”, an image or video is displayed. Therefore, the projector can be far away from an object or an area and project directly onto what is wanted, even very small. This is called projection mapping.

A “surface”, or a specific area to project light onto, can be created and used as a display area. Areas where you don’t want light can be created (those are called “masks”), and through this process of creating surfaces and masks, we are performing projection mapping.

-Is the picture going to look distorted?

No. We “warp” and use other mapping techniques that allow our projection mapping to look correct even when on an angle.

-Does it work inside with the house lights on?

Yes. Lighting inside the venue won’t affect the projection.

-Does it work in the daytime?

Outdoor projections are limited to the night time. Sunlight is going to wash out most of a projection.

-Is it more expensive?

No! It’s unbelievably affordable. We can cater to almost any budget or project size. You’ll be amazed at what you can display for the cost. Contact us, you’ll be happy you did.

-So can you project onto any surface?

Glass needs a special film or coating (which we can apply). However, black or dark surfaces are not suitable. Also, the level of reflection of the material is a factor. If you’re unsure, this is an area where you should consult with us.

-What kind of things can you project?

Video clips, pictures, animations, logos, or anything that can be displayed on a screen.

-Is this the same thing as a 3D light show?

A 3D light show is projection mapping at it’s finest. We can create a “3D show”(make an object look like it’s changing) with additional production time.

-Ok, I’m interested. But how do I know what it’s going to look like?


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