London, GB - 2018
With a background in the rave and party scene, CPL were the perfect choice for bringing 3D-mapping experience to Elrow Town. Mike Radford, Project Manager at CPL, knew exactly what he needed from his projection system—and knew he would find it in the Barco range.
“We used two pairs of Barco UDX 32K projectors, the largest in our inventory at CPL. With more than 120,000 lumens, we knew they would be bright, with crisp, sharp images and rich colors the audience would love,” said Radford. “But this wasn’t the only challenge we were facing.”
The biggest challenge – quite literally – was posed by the multiple-surface canvas that would be used for the projection mapping. The backdrop was 12 meters tall and an incredible 30 meters wide. It was not flat, but a three-dimensional area that included hexagons, stars and other geometric shapes. This meant the Barco UDX 32K projectors would need to broadcast with pinpoint accuracy … And do it from a distance of 70 meters.
Despite having used the UDX 32K projectors on only three other occasions, Radford had complete faith in the Barco technology. Nonetheless, he still found the effect impressive.
“The results were completely stunning,” exclaimed Radford. “We had animated images that exploded into bright, colorful action when darkness fell, actually ramping the atmosphere in the crowd up to peak frenzy right before the headlining acts. The projections revitalized everyone at the end of a sizzling summer day. It was simply perfect.”
2023 · Beijing, CN
The Shougang Park, built in 1919, took on the successful closing ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games and is a new landmark of the city's revival. After renovation, it became a modern exhibition venue. On New Year's Eve, Shougang Park, the host of Beijing's New Year's countdown for the third consecutive year, set up an immersive experience with three-dimensional projection mapping scenes through the flexible use of 3D digital technology.
2023 · Shanghai, CN
Located on the north side of the Garden Bridge, is one of the 14 modern historical and cultural heritage buildings on the Bund. As the tallest skyscraper in old Shanghai, this old building was once the best viewing platform overlooking both sides of the Pujiang River. It has not only witnessed the historical changes of Shanghai Bund but has also been revived with its original appearance and modern aesthetics.