Splash – Open Source Projection Mapping Software

Splash – Open Source Projection Mapping Software
September 25, 2015 Brett Jones

Splash is an open-source video-mapping software (for Linux and OSX), targeted at multi-projector installations such as fulldomes but which works well for smaller installations too. It has been thought as a part of a broader pipeline, so it concentrates on video-mapping and leaves content creation to other software through multiple means of communication.

Splash is open-source (GPL) so it can be hacked and re-hacked to your liking. You create a UV unwrapped 3D model of your display surface, then Splash will take care of projector calibration, including the lens parameters, color correction and multi-projector blending. Splash can be used for multi-projector installs, and has been tested displaying on up to 8 projectors simultaneously.

This wonderful open-source software was conceived specifically for dome projections by Emmanuel Durand over at the Societe Des Arts Technologiques.

Go download the code and make something awesome.

See Splash in our tools listing as well.