Projection mapping

Unique canvasses, unforgettable experiences

What if you could bring even the most irregularly shaped objects to life? Through the artistic play with light, projection mapping creates the optical illusion of movement. It turns common objects into attention grabbing stages and transforms virtually any surface into unique dynamic displays.

It's technological magic - magical technology.


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What is projection mapping?

Projection mapping is a 3D video projection technique using light and colors to project virtual images on irregular shapes and non-flat surfaces like industrial sites, public buildings, city landmarks... Everything is a blank canvas. With projection mapping you can make anything completely change color, texture and shape.

On the streets or inside, for big or small projects, permanent setups or temporary events…
Bring your story to life with projected images in the most dynamic way and create memorable experiences.

 

Why projection mapping?

Projection mapping is a visual feast, a new kind of fireworks, an extraordinary form of entertainment with an enormous wow factor. It gives you the unique opportunity to attract and immerse large crowds with captivating shows and inspiring spectacles - even from a distance (which is not unimportant in times of social distancing and gathering restrictions).

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Download our free e-book to learn more about how projection mapping works. A guide that inspires with the best examples & customer references.

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Applications

Live events

Projection mappings allow organizers to bring extra stopping power to all kinds of events: concert tours, festivals, and even fashion shows.

Learn more about our specific rental and staging offering here.

Museums

There's a recent trend towards large-scale projection mappings inside buildings or industrial landscapes as part of unique digital art exhibitions.

Read more about our solutions for museums here.

Theme parks

The use of 3D mapping is also growing in the design of dark rides. Engaging visitors with interactive adventures & immersive experiences.

Find more on our theme park solutions here.

Cities

Boost tourism with mappings on iconic landmarks. Or trigger locals to rediscover the beauty of their city by shining a light on forgotten places. 

Check this video for more inspiration. 

Breath-taking cliff projection in Dakar

A giant mountainside projection during the closing ceremony for the Dakar rally 2020 with a stunning result.

Read the full story here

Recent projects

New tradition: mapping on French heritage church

For the opening of the Christmas market, lively images were projected on the façade of Blagnac’s St. Pierre church.

The fine art of Klimt and Klee in Bassins de Lumières

Recreating the art works of Gustav Klimt & Paul Klee with an immersive projection mapping in a former submarine base.

No limitations, only realizations

From design to stage, when each part of the chain supports the others, it will lift your video mapping to the next level. Only the right technology can do justice to your specifically designed content. 

Our video projectors come in a wide range of brightness and resolutions. Thanks to their incredible color accuracy they are able to cover varying surfaces, from red bricks to shiny metallics. And their rugged design is the ideal solution for outdoor events.

Our presentation switchers are the most advanced video processing and presentation control systems on the market today. They enable the perfect mix of virtual images with the physical world with zero-stress image blending and warping.

Let your creativity run free with visualization and processing equipment that excels in flexibility.

No set-up is too complex, no idea too ambitious.

Rely on Barco solutions and there will be no limitations, only realizations of your imagination!

Our products

Barco has an impressive track record with projection mappings all around the world. From the Hooverdam, to the Champs-Elysées and the Sydney Opera House. We know how to enable your creativity. Make your projection mapping catch the eye.

Projection

  • Rugged laser projectors with brightness from 20K to 75K lumens 
  • 4K images that speak with crisp contrast and extraordinary colors
  • Full range of lenses for various throw distances

Image processing

  • Uncompressed real-time processing with market leading lowest latency
  • Zero-stress blending and warping thanks to the auto-alignment technologies
  • Future-proof platform with growing feature set

Choosing the right solution

3D imaging naturally adds some extra challenges to the projection. The surfaces of 3D objects can vary in form, color, structure, etc. So how can you choose the right projection technology for your project? Everything you need to know to make sure your mapping is successful.

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Don't hesitate to contact us with your questions. Our team will gladly point you in the right direction!

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