What can projection mapping be used for?

Projection mapping can be used for advertising, live concerts, theater, gaming, computing, decoration and anything else you can think of. Specialized software or just some elbow grease can be used to align the virtual content and the physical objects. For more information see our Software sections.

How do you do projection mapping?

What’s involved in the process of 3D projection mapping?

  1. Step 1 : Laser scan the building.
  2. Step 2 : Apply the audience perspective.
  3. Step 3 : Create the content.
  4. Step 4 : Preview.
  5. Step 5 : Adjust for real life.

What are the types of projection mapping?

Three of these common types of map projections are cylindrical, conic, and azimuthal.

Can you project onto buildings?

It’s also important to note that it is not illegal to project onto the façade of any building without permission – apart from a few notable exceptions. Many of Double Take Projections’ clients opt for guerrilla projection when traditional advertising strategies are limited, due to a variety of legal restrictions.

What does project mapping mean?

Project maps are a graphic representation of the different items in your project. Create a project map to explore and present the connections in your data. NOTE You build project maps. If you want to see your project data mapped for you, use an explore diagram to step through your project items and their connections.

How is mapping done?

Mapping is done in two steps:

  1. First, you need to know where things are, mainly the streets and ways.
  2. Then you need to know what there is, namely the POIs, street names and types. You can do these one after another, or both at the same time, but you can hardly do the what before the where.

What kind of projector do I need for projection mapping?

For clear results, we recommend you use images and a video projector that has a resolution of at least 720p (HD). You should also note that, regardless of the resolution, non-smooth surfaces can make pixels look bigger and, thus, more visible.

What are the 4 common map projections?


Projection Type Key virtues
Stereographic azimuthal conformal
Lambert Conformal Conic conic conformal
Mercator cylindrical conformal and true direction
Robinson pseudo-cylindrical all attributes are distorted to create a ‘more pleasant’ appearance

What is projection mapping for events?

From the Swiss Alps appearing behind the stage, to a rainforest surrounding your dinner guests, say hello to mind-bending projection mapping by leading event production and technology specialises, Encore. What is projection mapping? Turn any object, shape or building into a surface for projection.

Where can I find inspiration for projection mapping in events?

There is an abundance of inspiration available for projection mapping in events, and if you’re particularly interested in video projection, then YouTube is a great place to start. Here, you’ll be able to find examples of creative uses of projection from all over the world.

Why should you hire a projection mapping company?

Many projection-mapping companies can design and implement what you need, especially if you’re going for something particular like projection mapping onto buildings or vehicles. They will have more experience with typical projections and are in a better position to handle unique requests more expertly.

Where should you project your event projections?

Concentrate on the focal areas of the venue – locations that catch the eye. You can also focus projections on areas that you expect guests to visit most, like the entrance, speaker podiums, bathrooms, and buffet tables. Here’s a perfect example: What do you want to project?