Projection Mapping is using video footage and displaying it over a 3D object to create a dynamic presentation. Projection Mapping is also referred to as ‘Spatial Augmented Reality” as it projecting digital information over a physical space.
How does Projection Mapping work?
Projection Mapping is the display of digital objects in the form of animated videos or recorded video footage onto 3D physical objects. It is different from flat-screen mapping as the visuals are able to appear wrapped around a 3D object – such as a building.
Why Projection Mapping?
Projection Mapping as an event activation or event display is a creative way to showcase information. It is interactive and brings an element of awe to the message you are portraying. Traditional means of getting information to your audience at events are dying out as “boring” as interactive technology make it more exciting.
Examples of Projection Mapping
Examples of Projection Mapping can be found right here in Dubai. Have you been to Dubai Festival City Mall and watched the fountain and light display? The fountain is used as a surface onto which video footage is projected.
Another example is where Fanta Middle East used Projection Mapping as a way to market their product at Dubai Mall.
Video content creation for social media is important because of the increase in engagement and ability to showcase a brand in more detail. Below are three things to keep in mind when coming up with ideas for video content.
Instagram can host a maximum of 1 minute per video as a post. Insta-stories are not as limited in duration. Neither are Facebook, LinkedIn, and obviously YouTube. However, a person’s attention span only lasts so long when it comes to videos on social media, and is largely based on the topic. It is found that videos ranging between 20 to 45 seconds are the best use of video time. The most effective videos are those that can convey a message in a creative way in the least amount of time.
The way your video starts is the most important part of it. It is your first chance to capture your audience’s attention so that they watch your video until the end. Using elements such as bright colours, big text, unusual subject matter, and captivating music is a good way to attract your viewers’ focus. If your introduction is not captivating enough, viewers may scroll past your video without giving it any thought. Instagram viewers spend on average 2 seconds looking at a post, so you have that amount of time to make them want to continue watching. On YouTube, advertisements are given 5 seconds before they can be skipped so creators have a relatively short time to make a good impression.
The conclusion of the video is the aspect that ties everything together. If a viewer reaches the end of your video and does not see the point of it, it is difficult to keep them coming back to your content. You do not want a strong introduction promising the video is worth watching and then letting your viewers down by not delivering on that. What helps with the flow of your video is knowing exactly what information you would like your video to share with your audience.
Videos are an opportunity for a brand to showcase their creativity and invite their audience to get to know their brand more.
The fields of photography and videography, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, and 3D design all pull pieces of information from both art and science, and so contribute to each field as well.
Each of these fields borrow from and lend to each other as well. The purpose of this blog post is to show how they all interact and how innovation is born from these interactions.
Photography and videography go hand-in-hand in that they are the same thing, but one is still and the other is in motion. The nature of both come with different benefits for different purposes. There is an example v below.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality also offer the same thing in different ways. They both offer an extension and enhancement of reality, but Augmented Reality offers it through a mobile device, while Virtual Reality offers it through a head-mounted device.
Photography and videography are used in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality to create the alternate realities. 3D design is also used to create environments, characters, and special effects and animations.
The best example of how all of these fields can be integrated is found in the innovation of digital portals.
A digital portal can be opened in Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality, depending on the preferred device. Using 360 photography, a person can walk into the portal with their device and have a look at a certain location.
Using 360 videography, a person can walk into the portal and, not only look at the environment, but also see how people interact with the environment. 360 videography is commonly used in Virtual Reality experiences and films.
An example of a location that you can view in one of our portals can be found here.
We have noticed a break in the communication between VR and AR consumers, and VR and AR service and content providers. Here is a breakdown of terminology used in the industry to help you, as the client, get your request across and to understand what we mean when we say…
1 – Augmented Reality
Simply put, Augmented Reality is the construction of virtual objects which are then displayed as part of a real environment. A mobile device with a lens and a screen is required to make use of AR applications.
2 – Photogrammetry
Photogrammetry is a process by which measurements of a three-dimensional object are taken from a two-dimensional image. It is a process used to digitize physical objects and implement them in AR applications.
3 – Image Target
A visual marker that is scanned by an AR application. This trigger is programmed to project AR simulations on a mobile screen. Content can be in the form of 3D objects, photographs, and videos. These can be interactive as well.
4 – Surface Tracking
An AR application scans the environment for tables, walls, or floors as surfaces on which to display AR content.
5 – 3D vs Video Content
AR content can be displayed as 3D models or standard videos.
Woohoo! After discussions with many people, as well as hours of planning and building, our studio is up and running!
We have just completed the first phase of our in-house studio where we will be producing different content for you!
We have many plans for further decorating, and have overloaded a notebook with all the content ideas that we will be working on in conjunction with different people and brands.
The Middle East has a flavour of its own and something different to offer one of the fastest growing industries globally; Virtual Reality, especially in the areas of gaming, training and education, and events and entertainment.
Our studio will be hosting industry experts in the region, those who are creating VR solutions and those who are making use of these solutions. Our goal is to keep you up-to-date as to what is going on in the world of VR, as well as to help open your mind to the possibilities that VR and other Mixed Reality solutions create.
We are used to seeing ideas come and go, but VR is something we are sure is here to stay. It has been proven useful in many cases, and its concept has been pondered since the late 1800’s.
We are excited about all of this, and look forward to embarking on this journey.