Colour experiments in Projection Mapping
Following on from yesterdays ‘re-discovery’ of projection mapping, I’m beginning a series of simple tests to form the basis of something bigger in the future (maybe) – but if I get these out of the way now, I should have a list of do’s and don’ts ready.
Hmm, its now 11pm and I’ve just had a crack at some colour/contrast/texture tests using an old PC and LCD projector. By the time I got set-up there wasn’t much time left for experiments. I did get chance to do a quick couple of ‘things’ using Photoshop and a few bits of cardboard.
the most unexpected discovery was my inability to document what I was doing – its dark in there, and my camera phone wont capture a decent image without the flash going off – then the flash wipes out the projection.
Not sure what I was doing here. I guess that I had to start with something so I threw some black and some white card down (horizontal) and a small stack of A4 white paper. The wall is actually magnolia but I’m projecting a black and white block as background (using Photoshop)
It was obvious in the first test that a black background works best, both physically (the card base), and the projected ‘dead-space’.
Here in this second test I used the pen tool in Photoshop to draw a point on each corner of the stack of A4 paper, coloured the new shape pink and added a small red inner glow to give it a border.
A new section
I’m thinking of adding the following ‘Seen today’ section to the foot of my journal entries. I cant / don’t always need to write everything-up, sometimes I just need to reference that I’ve found something interesting. I guess I want to show that I am exploring a lot of stuff out there, without having to over-analyse it or connect it to my work.
Augmented Reality: 5 Ways it Can Change Your World | Social Media Examiner.
Several uses for AR here including an app that shows accident levels on Moscow’s roads (video left)
http://videomapping.tumblr.com/ - video projection mapping blog
http://socialtimes.com/3d-projection-mapping-taking-the-advertising-world-by-storm_b14971 - 3D Projection Mapping Taking The Advertising World By Storm
http://vimeo.com/10692284 - ENVISION : Step into the sensory box
http://createdigitalmotion.com/2009/03/projection-mapping-made-easy-with-free-mac-windows-projection-tools/ - Projection Mapping Made Easy, with Free Mac-Windows Projection Tools
http://www.textmachine3d.com/PHP/index.php?Menu=Projection_Mapping - TextMachine 3D (software for visual artists and VJ’s)
http://vimeo.com/16554053 - 01 Zentrale – Projection Mapping
http://vimeo.com/9752715 - Virtual Design Studio for EGGER
http://vimeo.com/groups/realworldtexturemapping/forumthread:20177 - tip for mapping on Vimeo
http://vimeo.com/10780497 - Rapid Projection Mapping System
http://vjforums.com/showthread.php?t=35381 - Does anyone know what projection mapping software to use to map an output from flash?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrJCSJudmEg&feature=youtu.be - New balance sneaker Projection mapping