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Projection Mapping

Lightform Projected AR System

Lightform Projected AR System

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.

Lumen Augmented Reality Concept

Lumen Augmented Reality Concept

Arvind Sanjeev’s Lumen is a portable augmented reality system in the form of a flashlight. The idea is for it to automatically recognize objects and enhance their function, provide information, display video or animation and more.

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Mixed Reality Room

Mixed Reality Room

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.

Final Fantasy XIV Projection Mapping

Final Fantasy XIV Projection Mapping

Square Enix put on a fantastic projection mapped show on the side of the famous InterContinental Yokohoma Grand hotel to celebrate Final Fantasy‘s 30th anniversary and the recent release of Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood.

The Typewriter

The Typewriter

The ever inventive Ithaca Audio modified a 1920’s Remington Portable typewriter into a touch-sensitive MIDI controller. Then they used the space where the paper would go as a projection screen to create a unique audiovisual experience. So yes, the video is in real-time.

INORI (Prayer)

INORI (Prayer)

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.

Projection-Mapped Cake

Projection-Mapped Cake

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.

Dynamic Projection Mapping

Dynamic Projection Mapping

Up until now, most projection mapping has been done on fixed or predictably moving surfaces. This incredible tech from Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory can project onto moving objects like paper or fabric, adjusting images up to 1,000 times per second.

Boom Shaman

Boom Shaman

One of the most beautiful examples of projection mapping we’ve seen. Artist Daniel Popper and his team worked with Wayne Ellis and Afterlife to create this illuminated sculpture for Portugal’s Boom Festival. The sculpture is equally amazing in daylight.

Projection Mapped Cello

Projection Mapped Cello

Musician Sol Gabetta performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor on her 300-year-old cello, embellished with digitally-projected images which stay precisely aligned with her instrument, even as she moves, thanks to the wonders of infrared tracking tech.

Table Tennis Trainer Concept

Table Tennis Trainer Concept

Thomas Mayer’s Interaction Design thesis project is a table tennis training program. The program is projected onto the playing surface itself, where players can view their stats, try interactive exercises and add visual effects when playing.

Fire-Breathing Dragon Mapping

Fire-Breathing Dragon Mapping

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.

Illumi’Nantes

Illumi’Nantes

Staged back in 12/2014, Illumi’Nantes was an projection mapped display shown on the facade of France’s world famous Nantes Cathedral. It featured intricate, animated versions of artist Alain Thomas’ Nativity paintings. More here.

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Ink Mapping

Ink Mapping

Oskar & Gaspar show us the least painful way to get a full body tattoo, by projection mapping intricate designs onto the bodies of models who already had some real ink. The animations truly bring the tattoos to life, though some of them kind of creeped us out.

The Tiny Chef

The Tiny Chef

Here’s a great way to pass the time while waiting for your food at a restaurant. Skullmapping made a short film that was meant to be played on a dinner table, about a tiny chef and a grill hidden in the customer’s plate.

Pepsi: Drone Football

Pepsi: Drone Football

Pepsi set up a nighttime street soccer match in Barcelona. The court and the buildings around it had a drone referee, interactive LEDs, and projection-mapped scoreboard and visual effects, including a cheeky moving goal.

Martial Arts Shadowplay

Martial Arts Shadowplay

Similar to Taichi Saotome’s epic sword fight, Auditore Dubai used projection mapping, 3D animation and precise choreography to make a man fight his shadow. A presentation from the Hamdan International Photography Award.

Projection Napping

Projection Napping

Digital studio Dawn of Man recently treated New Yorkers to silly sights of sleeping giants. Its Projection Napping project showed videos of gigantic people trying to rest within the confines of the city’s walls.

Sofles: Graffiti Mapped

Sofles: Graffiti Mapped

Graffiti artist Sofles collaborated with Juddy Roller Studio, Grant Osborne and Opiuo to augment his 5-story mural in Melbourne, Australia with projection mapping and live music. Video by Selina Miles.

Face Hacking

Face Hacking

Producer Nobumichi Asai is the party responsible for the creepy use of face-tracking and projection mapping to replace the faces of live subjects in real time. We won’t be held responsible for any nightmares you have after watching this.

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Emmy Curl: Come Closer

Emmy Curl: Come Closer

Director Nuno Barbosa shot this mind-bending video by projection mapping video of musician Emmy Curl back onto herself. The whole video was shot in a single take, without post production. Body paintings by João Tiago Fernandes.

Asstral Projection

Asstral Projection

We’ve seen projection mapping on buildings, cars, boxes and human faces. Here’s the final frontier. YouTubers ARUFARU teamed up with YouTuber machspecial to make a silly presentation using his bare behind.

Microsoft RoomAlive

Microsoft RoomAlive

Following up on their IllumiRoom concept, Microsoft’s RoomAlive tech surrounds users with video, and allows them to interact with content. Sadly, it requires multiple projectors and Kinects, so we doubt it’ll ever be produced.

OMOTE

OMOTE

One of the most mindbending uses of projection mapping demonstrates how a model’s face can be digitally replaced when the tech is combined with real-time face tracking. If you happen to live in Tokyo, see a live demo on 8/28/14.

Irma: Save Me

Irma: Save Me

The music video for Save Me, a single from the latest album of France-based singer Irma. Shot in one take, the video makes great use of projection mapping and perspective to go through different emotions and environments.

Enra: Torque Starter

Enra: Torque Starter

Another impressive performance from Enra, combining projected animations with live action – in this case precisely matching the timing of Yusaku Mochizuki’s diabolo juggling with the digital images on screen.

Animated Cemetery

Animated Cemetery

Mexico’s largest cemetery Panteón de Dolores came alive with illusions and morbid yet silly imagery. Llamarada used projection mapping on the cemetery’s trees, tombstones and crosses. Part of the Ciudad Intervenida project.

Cleveland Cavs Court Projection

Cleveland Cavs Court Projection

Quince Imaging and Think Media Studios turned the Cleveland Cavaliers’ court into a gigantic projection screen with this awesome pre-game introduction presentation. For once, the folks at the top got the best seat in the house.

Light-up Cacti

Light-up Cacti

THE ARK is a soothing display by artist Romain Tardy, who transformed a wall of cacti at the Ethnobotanical Garden of Oaxaca into a feast for the eyes, giving movement to the otherwise still succulents. Music by Squeaky Lobster.

Box

Box

Believe it or not, those are flat screens. Part performance art, part tech demo, Bot & Dolly made these illusions using two robotic arms and projection mapping software that can align images on moving objects. (Thanks Jeremiah!)

2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Volkswagen Golf

The all new VW Golf is longer, lower, sportier, more fuel efficient and more sharply styled than the current version. Gotta love the projection mapping even if you’re not wild about the car.

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