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Incredible Projection Mapping Inspiration

  • By Caleb Ward
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Get inspired with these insane Projection Mapping examples. 

As a Motion Designer you've probably only created content that is meant to be seen on a flat surface. There’s of course nothing wrong with this, but what if you could project your work on a 3D surface? The possibilities are overwhelming...

Over the last few years there’s been a ton of really great examples of projection mapping from around the industry. Every single time one of these videos drop our minds our blown, so we thought it’d be fun to share a few of our favorite Projection Mapping examples. 

Box

Box is one of those videos that gives you chills every single time you watch it. In addition to featuring some pretty slick Projection Mapping, Box uses camera movement and perspective to create visual magic tricks. I don’t even know how you begin to create something like this. 

Projections in the Forest

When people think of Projection Mapping they're usually talking about projecting onto buildings, but this video from 3hund features projections using organic life. The team had a to create a pretty crazy rig to get the shots, but the results are incredible. They’ve even put together an entire website with behind-the-scenes info

Cavs Projection Mapping

I’ve personally never been to a sporting event with Projection Mapping on the court, but I can only imagine that it is one of the coolest experiences ever. This sequence created for the Cavs was created by Quince Imaging, a projection mapping studio that is basically the best projection mapping company in the world. Their work is ridiculous. 

Real-Time Face Tracking

O you know After Effects? That's cute... I’m not even going to try to explain how this team from Japan created this. Just watch the video.  

Now that you’re inspired it’s time to go out and make one of your own! Now where did that projector run off to...?

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