Lightform’s upcoming system allows anyone with a computer and a projector to create the sort of projection mapping visuals heretofore reserved for the pros. It can scan objects, then generate intricate projected images that perfectly match their surfaces. More on Tested.
Using projection mapping and a mix of tracking systems, creative studio THÉORIZ shows off a slick prototype which projects 3D images that dynamically adapt to movements, creating a sort of Holodeck version 1.0. Everything you see was captured live, with no post-production.
After creeping us out with his real-time facial projection mapping, Nobumichi Asai is back with a dramatic video which uses the technique to impressive effect, messing with the faces of two dancers by tracking their facial positions and projecting images at up to 1000fps.
UK pastry chefs Angie Scott Cakes created what would normally be a basic box-tier cake, but its plain white surfaces quickly come to life through the wonders of projection mapping tech. The only thing better would be if you could actually play Pac-Man and Angry Birds on it.
Amazing footage from Sueños de Agua, an epic projection mapping performance put on last year in Seville, Spain. Of particular note is how the dragons breathe real fire, thanks to synchronization with the pyrotechnics. Skip to 8:00 if you can’t watch the whole show.