Backgrounds for events using digital projection mapping

A research study found that projection mapping could help people avoid experiencing feelings of nostalgia while they’re still experiencing positive emotions such as joy or admiration when looking at old photos. They felt a renewed sense of hope and discovery. And this makes us eligible to know what projection mapping brings to science and technology.

Projection mapping

Digital projection is a technology that projects images and designs onto buildings, walls, or other surfaces utilizing a projector and camera setup. The idea behind digital projection mapping is to bring a visual experience to any location without relying on physical textiles. For example, you can project information about your event’s speakers onto the building where your event will take place. Furthermore, you could also overlay advertisements for products relevant to your event throughout the course.

Uses of projection mapping

Projection mapping is projecting visual media onto a surface, often for interactive or architectural purposes. Forms of mapping event backdrops and advertisements.

Types of Projection mapping

There are two main types of projection mapping: indoor and outdoor.

Indoor projection mapping is usually done on a wall. To do this, you must figure out what surface you will project onto. Most often, this will be drywall, wallpaper, or paint.

Outdoor projection mapping is more complicated. For starters, you need to check your local weather forecast to ensure there will not be any rain when the projection is supposed to take place.

How to create a projection mapping

One of how projection images can be created is by using a graphic designer and Illustrator. A designer will create an idea and then export it into a format that can be used with a projector (most often animated GIF). The designer will also ensure that the image can be projected onto various surfaces.

Another way of creating projection images is to use software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Cinema 4D, or Illustrator. These programs are already equipped with tools and filters that allow them to become powerful design tools for creating digital projections. The great thing about using dedicated software is that you can make the perfect projection for your event by mixing in your designs.

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Types of the equipments needed to make a projection mapping.

Regardless of your approach, the equipment you will need is a computer, projector, camera, and projection software.

The computer is used to take the file and convert it into something that the projector can understand. This is done using software or a specific program (often non-linear editing software or NLE). NLEs are frequently used to create videos matching your specifications – they can be used for creating images (timelines) and then exporting them.

The projector is used to project whatever images, designs, and textures you want to be on the surface of interest.

The camera is used to record images on the projector so that you can use them for your event on a computer or in the actual space.

Finally, various types of software are available for creating and manipulating projection images. These range from free downloads to expensive professional packages. The most popular packages, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, have these features, but they also come at a price.


Because of its technology,projection mapping has been successfully used in a wide range of projects such as live performances at music festivals (Coachella and Sónar), corporate events & private parties, celebrations & openings (Lincoln Centres “New Year’s Eve Fireworks,” 2009 MTV Movie Awards), entertainment venues (Disneyland Resort Paris’ “Phantom Manor,” Las Vegas Caesar’s Palace) and in various architecture installations.