10 projection mapping demos that will blow your mind!

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Five years ago video projection mapping was a fledgling artform, with a handful of noteworthy examples. Now, no building opening, product launch, award ceremony, or birthday party worth its salt would be seen without a head-turning projection. Video projection mapping has the capacity to transform any object into a screen. Forget flat projection, as projection mapping has the ability to take a real-world object, such as a building, and project onto its walls without any distortion. Events combine motion graphics, 3D animation, and an occasional dash of video that playfully highlights, deconstructs, rotates, recontextualises and

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Anarchy Dance Theater & UltraCombos (Seventh Sense)

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Interactive designers UltraCombos collaborated with Taiwanese dance companyAnarchy Dance Theater, on their performance piece titled Seventh Sense which made its European debut recently at the TodaysArt Festival in The Hague. This viewer-centered performance detects all movements including those of the dancers and audience, allowing them to interact through visual effects. The audience becomes not just the viewer, but an active participant via the interactive projection mapping. Very cool.

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Vigorsol – Ice Man

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MPC’s team of concept artists developed an extensive series of exploratory sketches using films such as ‘Wrath of the Titans’ as reference. The team researched volcanic behaviour, as well as ice cracks and rocks to create the monster, affectionately nicknamed James. The team took special care to define James’ personality, using human expressions and applying them  to the 3D model.  This allows a high level of anthropomorphism, and shows James both angrily  destroying the city, then in shock as he is vapourised.

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Fix It In Post – Short Film

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See the video editing capabilities of Autodesk Smoke in action in this action packed demo film. Created as a promotional video for the video editing application, this fun film shows off Smoke’s industry leading video tools.

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Oblivion Trailer 2

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Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of  TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Opening in IMAX theaters on April 12 and conventional theaters on April 19, the film stars Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo.

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Weta Digital’s Technical Academy Award Winner Tissue System – CG VFX

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Weta Digital’s Technical Academy Award Winner Tissue System.
Weta Digitals Tissue System/Program helped developers to win Technical Academy Award Oscar for making Character look so very real.

The cutting-edge Weta Digital Tissue System has helped a computer generated characters to a whole new level. Tissues are physically by simulation framework that allows us to build complex anatomical models muscles skin and fat for virtual characters its that depth of detail but makes the difference other programs focus upon the skin but this one also builds the supporting flesh underneath giving a much more realistic look. and it’s not only The Lord the rings franchise Avatar, Hobbits, Avengers, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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The V-Motion Project – Make Music with Your Body

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The V Motion Project by the Assembly was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. The client for the project, Frucor (makers of V energy drink), together with their agency Colenso BBDO, kitted-out a warehouse space for this project to grow in and gathered together a group of talented people from a number of creative fields.

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behind the scenes of life of pi

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Academy-award winning director Ang Lee is known for his dedication to getting things perfect before they are captured on film and without doubt Life of Pi will have no shortage of scenes that make you go “wow.” Don’t be surprised if cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Tron: Legacy, Curious Case of Benjamin Button) takes home an Oscar for his work on Pi.  He has been nominated before, but given all the raves the film has received from screenings, this year could very well be the one for him.

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Life Of Pi Visual Effects Artists Protest Oscar Red Carpet

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Ryan Seacrest wasn’t the only one holding court on the red carpet Oscar evening. In the background – likely way, way in the back – more than 400 visual effects technicians marched on Hollywood to demand better recognition for the work they do behind the scenes.

Specifically, technicians who contributed to Ang Lee’s Life of Pi gathered outside the Dolby theater in Hollywood, according to The Guardian UK. The paper says that the protest was organized after the popular Rhythm & Hues effects house filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy shortly after winning a BAFTA award for the work they did on Lee’s mystical film.

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You’ll Be Amazed—Projection Mapping On A Human Face

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Video mapping a human face is not entirely new—we’ve seen Zach Lieberman and friends do it using a Kinect and an LED projector in the video for BELL’s “Chase No Face.” But this video ups the game a little and completely immerses the actor in the projected visuals, covering the whole head and upper body so he becomes a human chameleon. Turn him into a cyberman, a bearded metaller, even a human Google map, making it a great tool for Halloween, if you had the spare cash—and you sat still, in a room, while people stared at you.

The project was commissioned by Samsung in Portugal for a new phone, and the video mapping was done by Oskar & Gaspar from an idea by agency Excentric. There don’t seem to be any details online yet about the tech specifics, so lets just revel in our ignorance and enjoy the visuals.

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