Sunday, 12 February 2012

Project Development: Projection Mapping practice...

Before you can go projecting on anything willy-nilly you have to map the object first in order to negate any distortion that will occur when the projector hits parts of the objects which are at an angle. I had a go at mapping a simple 3-dimensional object. The first attempt was produced in a rather complicated and slightly clunky piece of software which I wasn't too keen on using at this very early stage. Mostly because it seemed geared towards projecting on the fly, rather than just the mapping process which is all i'm interested in at the moment. Still, it produced some interesting results.





Knowing how the process worked, I decided to go back to basics and produce my own guidlines in Photoshop and work within that and After Effects. Not perfect, but it was a very quick job. Something more complicted next...







5 comments:

tutorphil said...

so excited!

Lev said...

Looking good :D

Alan Postings said...

Interesting Tom...Like it. What was the software?

Tom Beg said...

A free piece of software called VPT (Visual Projection Tool)

http://hcgilje.wordpress.com/vpt/

Although I've opted for Photoshop and After Effects instead for the time being...

simwave.ca said...

I have a great interest in photography and multimedia. Hence it was a great pleasure being a part of this post for sure I learn more from your camera mapping technique.

Projection mapping