Tron 3D Projection Mapping Skateboarding

Mon, Jan 24, 2011
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This is probably one of the best projection mapping installations I’ve seen to date, not because of it’s sheer magnificence, animation or structure, but purely from a technological perspective… This installation is starting to push the boundaries of where projection mapping has been trapped (to some degree) for the last 12 months.

The 3D projection mapping installation fuses a number of technologies together to deliver something pretty dam cool (or maybe that’s because I use to skate?!) for one of the biggest movies of 2010. Apart from your usual 3D projection mapping elements, the guys from ENESS in Melbourne added IR lights and camera tracking to project exactly where and when the skateboarders were.

But what made this installation different (and even cooler), is they equipped each rider with a iPod touch that tracked speed and air time to relay back commands as to what extra special effects should be projected in real time based off each individual trick.

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