Projection Mapping

Luxedo projector lens shines pink projection light

Projection Mapping

Bringing the most immersive projection displays to life through an unfettered AR experience.

Join the Projection Mapping Movement

Experience a new form of creative design with Luxedo’s innovative projection mapping technology.

Create revolutionary 3D projection art, custom designs, unique graphics and advertisements with one, user-friendly projection mapping software. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, Luxedo’s 3LCD projector utilizes short-throw lens technology to transform homes, buildings, stages, sidewalks and more by projecting interactive imagery instantly with full-scalability.

What is projection mapping?

Projection mapping uses specialized technology to cast 3D projections on surrounding surface areas and objects. With projection mapping software and a projector, users have the ability to project graphic images, art, textures and movement wherever, whenever to create interactive, visually stunning AR displays.

interactive-projection

The History of Projection Mapping

The art of projection dates back to prehistoric times with roots in shadowgraphy (think bunny shadows using your hands and a lamp). In the 1950s projectors became an emerging technology in the military, academic and entertainment landscapes – projecting static imagery or videos for viewing. 

Projection mapping began gaining popularity in the late 20th century, often described as augmented reality (AR) or video mapping. At this point, technological advancements dramatically changed how projected images were built and experienced. Artists and engineers creating scenes that are meant to be not only viewed, but also interacted with. 

Projection mapping has spread across multiple industries ranging from entertainment and advertising, even gaining traction residentially. Spanning across these industries, the advanced capabilities of projection mapping technology are causing today’s users to challenge tradition even more. And as this technology becomes more accessible, we can only expect the popularity of augmented reality and projection mapping software to continue rising.

Rooted in prehistoric shadowgraphy
Static images transformed into interactive scenes
Used for entertainment, events, advertisements and more
Close up of Luxedo projector lens shining blue light

Essential Tools and Tips for Beginners

Because of today’s advanced augmented reality technology, many users tend to overestimate the skill set required for projection mapping beginners. Getting started with your 3D projection mapping software requires nothing more than a creative mind and a willingness to learn. 

Before diving in, it’s important to have the standard equipment required to create your AR experience. Users will need an HD projector, a projector mount to secure their device in place, a projection mapping software and an easily accessible power source near your desired backdrop or objects. (We recommend projecting onto light colored surfaces so colors are reflected more vibrantly.)

Before jumping in, it may be helpful to explore the different ways projection mapping can be used. Familiarizing yourself with examples of augmented reality will give you a better understanding of what can be done, created and experienced with your projection mapping software.

No tech background required
Easy equipment set-up
Explore projection mapping examples
Luxedo projector stands next to laptop displaying MyLuxedo portal login screen

Explore the Luxedo Projection System

Professional projection solutions designed to build immersive AR displays, no expertise required.

Create and display projected images, videos and more with Luxedo’s 3800-lumen, 3LCD projector. With advanced projection mapping capabilities and a drag-and-drop interface, seamlessly integrate your digital creations and designs into everyday spaces. Whether you’re an InDesign pro, a PowerPoint fan or an AR newbie, our simple software solutions are designed with ease in mind.

Learn More

Visit our blog to get inspiration for your next projection mapping project!