Projection Mapping is a captivating art that involves a good balance of technical skills and visual magic. Although it may just look as projecting images, it’s a completely different story. In fact, it’s exactly about that: telling a story.
Helping on both sides of the equation are a couple of amazing products, such as HeavyM, that could be considered the Uber of Projection Mapping.
- With many video effects and featuring extremelly easy to use tools, in less than 10 minutes you can be already projecting lines and preparing the ‘structural lines’ of your stage.
- Live video feeds can also easily be part of the project, with many different options on how to do it, starting by using the camera of your mobile phone.
- It has a very affordable pricing scheme, and a 30 day free trial as well.
Then there are many challenges that follow, such as how to feed the different projectors you need to manage. One option is to use Matrox card to manage many screens, which can also be combined with software solutions such as the one from Userful. That will allow to control everything with one computer. But another possibility is to have individual CPUs managing each projector, avoinding messing with long cables or expensive wireless solutions.
And here is where Lightform comes to the rescue. Among their products, they have a projector with an embedded PC that manages the source content to be projected. But that’s in fact the least interesting thing they offer. That same device also has a 3D camera that scans the stage, recognizing different objects and depths, and help automatize part of the flow and also add a whole new level to your mapping.