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Projection Mapping Technology on Wedding Cakes
The future of wedding cakes has leveled up to incorporate the latest state-of-the-art technology, which is popularly called in the video world as projection mapping. The procedure entails using video and projector technology to impose an animated show or an optical illusion all over the wedding cake. This creates a unique, one-of-a-kind wedding cake which will definitely solicit much curiosity and attention during the wedding reception.
The technology behind projection mapping is using objects as spatial spaces for videos to be imposed over it. One may use objects which have large spaces, like building facade, walls, landscapes or, if not, medium size objects like wedding cakes. A special virtual software is applied where a two or three object is spatially mapped through optical illusion or animation and projected over a chosen object. The should be a compatible link of the software with the projector in order to create a desired image on the space or surface. To make for an interesting and complete animation, a combination of video with audio is installed.
Steps in projection mapping
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Decide what object space to use for projection mapping to take place.
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Then the special software will be utilized to map the corners of your video to the chosen object surface.
Next is to choose the kind of video to project.
Then the “masking” process takes place, which is to use special templates to cover the exact shapes and positions of the different features of your object space.
One may use a large projector or a small unit, depending on the size of your chosen object space, which is link to the video unit.
History of projection mapping
The early beginnings of projection mapping can be traced back in the late 1960s where it was simply called video mapping. In 1969, Disneyland used this technology in one of their popular rides, Haunted Mansion, which made used of fake horror images and have them superimposed on the walls. From then on, many installation artists or visual effects technicians have taken to using this into their projects.
With this technology, projection mapping can be utilized in all kinds of live events, including weddings, or in theaters, or in building displays.
By using projection mapping, you can be unique in your wedding by projecting your chosen image on your wedding cake. There are endless possibilities in recreating wedding cakes using the projection mapping technology.
It is interesting to note that the first wedding cake projection mapping debuted in Disneyland, Florida. Disney further debuted into selling wedding cakes using projection mapping at $12,000 per package.
What an interesting piece of conversation during wedding events when your wedding cake has become interactive.