3D mapping 5-year anniversary of ‘My Documents’ Moscow Public Services Centers

The creation of architectural video mapping takes at least 3-4 weeks. We designed and implemented the project in a week. Basics steps of creating a light show, which usually take days and weeks, were made by our designers in a few hours.

3D mapping goes through several complicated high-tech stages, which we will cover in the article about dimensional video mapping. To ‘place’ a video projection on a building it is necessary:

  • to create a 3D model of the building. Based on the dimensional model, designers create graphic elements for the upcoming show.
  • to take into account the architecture of the building in script design, as well as the theme of the event the content is created for.
  • A composer is always involved in the project, to write music and to do further sound design, to turn dimensional video projection into a full performance show.
  • Final video projection always requires on-spot rehearsal to tune the equipment and to make sure that the content can be read at all levels.

Not only scriptwriters and designers are involved in the process of creating a light show – 3D mapping requires profound technical background and corrsponding equipment. It is necessary to find the spot for positioning the camera or the projector, to assess the size, the surface and the lighting of the object the projection will be produced at, to set up sound equipment on the site correctly.

During five days our large-scale light show had been attracting the visitors of the exhibition who had been cheering it. The reasons are clear. 3D mapping allows to tell exciting stories – to give architecture complete makeover with the light, to create fantastic special effects, triggering powerful emotions.

Nowadays 3D mapping is the brightest and the easiest to remember solution for large events.