Video mapping showreel

Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:04 pm

A collection of clips from various events where I was doing visuals - all done with magic.
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Enjoy!
Kvasnik
 
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Re: Video mapping showreel

Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:53 pm

Some cool stuff Kvasnik - especially like the immersive cubes towards the end. Any insight as to how you achieved the mapping?
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Re: Video mapping showreel

Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:26 pm

Hi Sadler,

I'm actually planning to make a tutorial soon showing how to do video mapping with magic (using a projector). I'm going to try and keep it as basic as possible, but if you have any specific questions please let me know!

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Kvasnik
 
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Re: Video mapping showreel

Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:49 pm

A tutorial would be welcome, thanks. Chasers and other (cliche?) PM effects, achieving accurate predictable perspective foreshortening, the practical mapping process, directing content to individual slices, slice groups or all slices. :D
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Re: Video mapping showreel

Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:26 pm

Hi Sadler,

I'm not sure what you mean by:
Chasers and other (cliche?) PM effects, achieving accurate predictable perspective foreshortening,


Regarding the other stuff I've tried to keep the tutorial as simple as possible, not to discourage people new to it. But I'm open to adapt it. Also I was planning to do it as a thing to read, rather than a video clip. But I'm open to suggestions, just not a fan of my own voice :-)

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Re: Video mapping showreel

Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:13 pm

I know what you mean about not being a fan of your own voice!

OK just so we get definitions right, a chaser describes the effect of displaying something across each mapped surface in turn. If you can imagine 3 sides of a cube being viewed from a corner and the projection shows content on each side in turn. With many surfaces it looks like the images is chasing across the set. I guess easy enough with a Input Selector.

By other (potentially cliche) effects I am referring to edge and face effects on mapped surfaces like edge marquees or depth effects on faces.

Regarding accurate and predictable foreshortening (perhaps that not the right word) - when an image is mapped to an oblique surface not only does the vertical height get squashed as it recedes but the horizontal distance continuously decreases (see the grid in the image).

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It isn't too challenging to to jockey vertices into place to the corner points pushing receding points closer together thereby scaling the image vertically. Moving corner points only scales between vertices though, so while an image in perspective might be vertically smaller at the back, it should also squash continuously horizontally. This horizontal squashing is done automatically when rotating images in 3d space but not necessarily when moving the corner vertices of an image.

Obviously, rotating planes is easy enough but not always convenient for projection mapping where planes might not be square or are at an odd angle. So for point pushing you need to guess the vanishing point and then scale continuously smaller horizontally.
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