For this project we did a lot of research about projection mapping and found that a lot of the stuff which revolved around manipulating the environment. A video which really inspired us was 'Box' which shows 3D illusions being applied onto a flat plane. Something which really caught our eye was the idea of extrusion with the environment. For our site we wanted to have a place where there were a lot of surfaces which we could work with. When we found this pillar we thought this was perfect because there were a lot of stuff which we could play around with. In our group of 4 we all had different styles of working. So what we decided was to each create a 30 second clip using our own ways but follow the same theme of 'creating something which isn't possible in real life'. Once we all had our footage we put it all together and get it ready for the projection.
Using Maya I recreated the scene and animated the faces of the pillar which gave the look of extrusion. Once it was all done I just rendered out the shadows which the extrusions produced and overlaid it onto an image of the pillar. It worked perfectly and gave the illusion of the pillar being extruded. While everything went smoothly in Maya, the problems came when we actually had to go out and project. We had been booked in for several slots to project and on the first 5 times we got rained out. Once we finally got a time where we were able to project. Using Resloume Arena 4 we were projected all of our footage onto the site. Luckily for us we got permission from the Wellington city council to use power at our site. The projection came out really well and defiantly gave us the the idea which we were looking for at the beginning of the project.
3D Projection Mapping promoting The Tourist in Dallas
3D Projection Mapping
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