Videomapping (video, mapping - reflection, projection) is a special trend in modern audiovisual art, which is a 3D projection on a physical object of the environment, taking into account its geometry and location in space.
Absolutely any object - from a car wheel and a wedding cake to the facade of a huge building - can be used as a video display surface. Video mapping can not only use any object as a display surface (for example, simply make a 3D projection on the wall
), but also take into account its geometry and location in space (projection is carried out only on the specific object, for example, a frame on the wall, a car wheel, while the surrounding objects remain in their original form, without projection).
In order to demonstrate video mapping, a projector-computer (or laptop) combination is used, with special software loaded on it, such as POGUMAX Designer
. The projector can be static (when projecting on a building, wall, etc.), or mobile (when you need projection on objects that periodically move in space according to the script of the event - wedding dress, wedding cake, etc.)
Video mapping often uses multiple projectors to combine or duplicate images on projectors
Unlike 3D technology used in movies and computer games, video mapping does not require providing the audience with special devices (glasses, helmets, etc.) or installing screens (but please note that we are not talking about those cases where the screen is used as an additional reflective surface, for example in the design of performances in theaters or in concert venues). The only specific condition that exists when viewing video projections is the need to be in a certain point to see the projection in volume.
As for the material that is shown using video mapping, it can be both standard, ie, it can be used in different institutions and activities, on different walls, and unique, specially made for a particular event or object (video with honeymooners, projection from the menu of a particular cafe or restaurant, a video on a particular building facade, an exclusive interactive floor, etc.)
Separately, note that a unique feature of video mapping is the fact that it can be both photographed and filmed. Exactly due to possibility to show all the grandeur of what is going on with usual video camera and share what you see with your friends and unlimited number of people 3D-mapping
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