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Projection mapping has the capacity to transform any object into a screen. Forget flat projection, as projector mapping has the ability to take a real-world object, such as a building, and project onto its walls without any distortion. Most people might assume projection mapping is cost-prohibitive but there are multiple possibilities to dazzle an audience with a 3-D visual experience – even with a lower budget. It can be as simple, or as intricate, as you want.

Object Video Mapping

The simplest form of projection mapping is object video mapping. This allows you to turn simple objects at your event into engaging and mesmerizing display features. With the right technology, you can use object video mapping to craft a visual story, compelling brand message or surprise and delight an audience.

Interior Projection Mapping

This method is used for interior walls of a venue, sometimes seen in the form of a panoramic. This type of projection builds on object video mapping by creating a truly immersive experience inside any given venue but is more difficult to construct.

Full Dome Projections

In terms of complexity, moving further up the ladder is a full dome projection. When the projection takes the form of a sphere and covers the entire wall and ceiling area of the structure. Keep in mind that not every venue can use this technique. A large area must be covered and it requires more equipment and, therefore, a larger budget.

Architectural Mapping

A quite popular approach is architectural mapping, which consists of projecting an entire video on the surface of a building. This turns ordinary, familiar structures into truly unique works of art and leaves a lasting impression on the audience. It also takes the most planning and work to create, so it is typically reserved for large, spectacular events that draws in big crowds.


Not every surface is compatible with mapping. If the object you are trying to project onto has large differences in depth, the projection mapping will be much more complex in order to provide a uniform viewing experience to the audience. Surfaces with minimal differences in surface depth are easier to produce and watch.

Easy to Move Around

LED panels are large and uncomfortable to carry around. This can become especially burdensome if you need to put on an event in multiple locations in a short time frame.With projection mapping, all you have to do is map out the various objects you want to project onto in advance using the projection mapping software. When you’re ready to move to the next location, just pick up the projector(s) and go.


Projection mapping can be a sizable investment, so careful consideration of what the audience is experiencing is very important. Content that is too short or too long can leave your audience feeling underwhelmed. Keeping content duration to between five and 15 minutes tends to be the sweet spot for mapping shows. Of course, the overall environment and quality of content and mapping is also a significant factor.

Repeated Use 

With projection mapping, you can program new content over and over again, and apply it to a range of surfaces in any venue. There’d be no need to purchase a new projector after each event, and your costs would be limited to the expense of the programmer.

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