A Projection Mapped Mini World February 1, 2014 A Projection Mapped Mini World Projection Mapping and Fireworks Oh My Angel – Tetra01 Posted by Brett Jones on February 1, 2014 in Blog 5 Comments Projection Mapping + Architectural Scale Models = Awesome via: Notcot.com Tags:Building Share this article: About Brett Jones I research, design and prototype magical interactive experiences with projection mapping. I've worked for Walt Disney Imagineering and Microsoft Research and I've created things like IllumiRoom & RoomAlive. ( brettrjones.com | @brettjonesr ) Related Articles Eye of Solomon 3D Projection Mapping Talking to a Brick Wall (Literally) illUmiNations: Projection mapping the United Nations The Largest Building Projection Ever T LR Hello! I am looking into making a 1:1000 scale topographical model of a neighbourhood (topography and buildings) and using a projector to alternate different information (for example: road networks and identified areas). It’s a weird shape though (dimensions attached) so I imagine we will require at least two projectors? or could we still use one? Do you have any advise as to what to look out for and what kind of setup with be required? Or could you direct me towards relevant information? I had a look through your posts (which are great, thank you!) but couldn’t find what I need. Thank you and wishing you all the best! Taina https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94231e792cc15d4acb78324af0e4b613e74114b936806a7b89c6a96d061e63a4.png Brett Jones Hi Taina, What are the units on the dimensions? With projection mapping you can display on any shaped object, so you should be able to use one projector, it is just a matter of using a projector that is bright enough. Will the model be in a room with lots of light (windows, skylights, overhead lights)? T LR Hi thank you for such a swift reply! The dimensions are in mm! The room does not have skylights and windows can be obstructed, but there might be some overhead lights in the room (we can however place ourselves in the darkest corner of the room). T LR How would you suggest hanging the projector? Any tips to obtain a good projection? 🙂 Brett Jones I think you could get away with one projector for this setup. I’d use a projector with at least 3000 lumens. You can then use software like MadMapper to align the video/image to your scale model. On the cheap end I’d recommend http://www.projectorcentral.com/Optoma-HD27.htm, and on the expensive end http://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-Pro_G7905U.htm. For mounting, be careful as most projectors with halogen bulbs have limits on the orientation / angles that they can be mounted in. One trick is to use a mirror to bounce the image onto the tabletop, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX7lmMKIFKA. If you do this, you should use a “first surface mirror”. Cheers + Good luck!