We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the projection mapping community, Projection Mapping Central. It is a free community resource for all things related to projection mapping. Projection Mapping Central is a compendium of information about projection mapping software, hardware, tutorials, design companies, festivals and more.
It is a place where advertisers and event organizers can find a firm to make their dreams a reality. It is a place where a beginner can figure out how to "map", or an expert can keep up to date with the latest tools.
If you are an artist, programmer, advertiser or event organizer, welcome.
This site is brand, spanking new, so suggestions about its growth are appreciated. Also, if you are interested in contributing or curating content, let us know. Email us:
Projection Mapping is a new creative medium where video projectors overlay virtual content onto physical objects. Normally projectors are used to put PowerPoint presentations onto flat screens. With Projection Mapping, projectors are used to apply magic to non-flat, everyday objects. By carefully aligning the projected virtual content with the physical objects, a stunning variety of effects can be accomplished.
While projection mapping has recently exploded into the conciousness of artists and advertisers everywhere, the history of projection mapping dates back longer than you may imagine.
If you try Googling for "Projection Mapping" you won't find anything older than 3 years. That is because projection mapping's older, academic name is "Spatial Augmented Reality" . The field is also known as "Video Mapping"...