Projection Mapping on 3D Cubes

By Julian Stapleton

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In my pursuit to learn more about the art of projection mapping I knew that a basic cuboidal shape would be best to begin my exploration. Projection mapping is used to turn an object into a display surface for video projections. Using Rhino 3D software on a Mac Pro in the CREATE_space I designed three cubes, each slightly larger than the other. With the CREATE_space’s Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer, I was able to materialize my cuboidal shapes. Using the CREATE_space’s 3M Pocket Projectors and the software Isadora, I was able to map different colors and designs to different sides of my cubes. The mapping is also audio reactive and pulse to the beat of the song playing.

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