What do you need for projection mapping

Projection Mapping is a type of live, interactive performance that uses an image or video mapped to a surface. It creates the effect of light coming out from the screen and provides an opportunity for designers to create dynamic visuals with motion graphics.

Projection mapping can be used in many different ways, but it works best when there’s something you want people to see up close — like your logo on their phone. There are lots of things you need before deciding if projection mapping is right for your event or business.

Read this post to learn more about what equipment you’ll need and other important considerations before choosing projection mapping as your next marketing technique.

What Do You Need For Projection Mapping?

Projection mapping is a technique where images are projected onto surfaces and objects in order to create projections of 3D objects. There are many different types of projection methods, but they all follow the same basic principles:    

  • A projector projects light through an image that has been split into 2 separate screens (left and right). 
  • The two screens project at least one side of the object being mapped.This creates a 3-dimensional effect when seen from certain angles. This can be achieved by projecting onto a screen or surface with shapes cut out in specific locations
  • Some projection techniques use lasers instead of projectors, which provides for more control over the shape and size of the projection.

1-Computer With The Software For Projection Mapping:

Do you want to have your computer show something other than just words? 

Now, with projection mapping software, you can turn anything into a screen. There are many different types of projection mapping software for both Windows and Mac operating systems.

The best part about this technology is that there are tutorials online so anyone can learn how to use it. This post will review some of the top projection mapping software programs on the market today, as well as provide information on what they do and who they’re for. 

2-Projector Screen or Blank Wall To Project on:

Choosing a projector screen or projecting onto a blank wall can be a tricky decision to make. In this post, we’re going to review the differences between projector screens and walls, so you can decide which is right for your needs. 

Projector Screens: Projector screens are made of fabric stretched tightly across frames with legs at the bottom. They come in many different sizes and shapes – from square to rectangular to round-shaped – depending on your preference and what will fit best in your space.

The most popular types of projector screens are called “fixed frame” because they have two metal bars that hold up the fabric from behind that cannot be removed without damaging the screen itself. Fixed frame screens offer an easy set.

3-How To Make Your Own Projector Screen?

We’re going to show you how to make your own projector screen for just $7. You’ll need a large piece of cardboard, some scissors and glue. Follow the directions below to create the DIY projector screen that will be perfect for your next movie night.

1) Cut off one end of the box so it’s about 15% wider than the other side.  

2) Make three cuts on each long edge at 1/2″ intervals (nine total). 

3) Fold every other cut flap over onto itself, then glue them down with hot glue or another adhesive like Elmer’s Glue-All Gel Tacky Glue Stick

4) Cover one side of this panel with white fabric using spray adhesive or contact cement.

4-Tips For Projection Mapping:

Projection mapping is an emerging technology with a variety of applications. It can be used to project interactive images on buildings or other structures, turning them into giant screens.

You may have seen projection mapping in use during the opening ceremony at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada, when it was projected onto three school buses and transformed them into animated vehicles that drove around the venue.

Projection mapping is also being used by artists to create large-scale projections on building facades for public viewing. Different types of materials are often used with projection mapping, including water, smoke and fog machines  to add an extra dimension to what you’re seeing and make it more dynamic than just flat images on a screen.

The possibilities for this type of visual design are endless.


If you’re looking to do projection mapping, there are a few things that will help with the process. 

First of all, if you don’t have a projector screen already, make one. You can use a bed sheet or any other material available in your house for this step.