Feb 16 2011Eye Candy: 3-D Video-Mapped Living Room Is Like Having A Million Living Rooms In One

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But that rug really tied the room together!

Using 3-D video-mapping technology, the guys at Mr. Beam were able to transform a plain white living room filled with plain white furniture into whatever kind of fancily decorated living room they desired by projecting different patterns onto the various elements. Coooooool. Now make the couch look like a pile of skulls!

We created an unique physical 3D video mapping experience by turning a white living room into a spacious 360° projection area.


This technique allowed us to take control of all colors, patterns and textures of the furniture, wallpapers and carpet. All done with 2 projectors.

Granted it's not very practical for an actual living room unless you live entirely in the kitchen and only admire the space from the tent you built out of a bedsheet and barstools, because once you step foot in there you gonna be casting all kinda shadows. And, just like that, your cool-lookin' living room turns into less of a place to relax, and more of a place to be blinded by a projector and stub your toes on the f***ing coffee table. You think I won't saw that leg off?! CONSIDER YOUR ASS TRIPODED!

Hit the jump for the very worthwhile video.

Mr Beam Official Site
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Living Room [vizworld]

Thanks to Kevin, who claims they stole the idea from him because he once projected vomit all over his living room. I believe it.

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FIZZZERST! impractical but cool

Didn't read the whole thing but from my understanding it's just a projector... so my question is. How do they project black?!

What?!?! They didn't project moving wallpaper, a goldfish swimming about on the lamp and bugs crawling on the sofa?
Missed a trick there mr-beam!

or you just take a few hits of acid and get the same effect for much cheaper

Finally an interesting post GW.

This is really cool. Now ditch the projectors and come up with a universal substrate/material that dynamically changes its own color in accordance with whatever specs you put into the computer. Then we will have awesome.

Also, I have a feeling this may have been done in Blender...

SIMS !?!?!

@8 Also like Animal Crossing. haha!

This is a pretty good way to plan ahead for an win or fail design, rather than doing it on the computah.

They've had this at Disney Land for years

Very cool, but I am disappoint that nobody walked into the room so you could see all the craziness on their bodies. Silly engineers, leaving all the fun to artists.

Speaking of which, check out the White Stripes video for Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground for a similar, but more creative application, as they project the past onto the present:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh7UFi2b9xU

@3
Clearly you've never used a digital projector.

@11 I have used some lower end projectors but... how can you possibly project light (additive colors) and have an end result darker than the material it's projected on?

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what is the song played in the video

This video made me pee pee in my butt.

@15.... I'm pretty sure the title of that song is Elevator Song #47.

You can watch them play it live here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-WjV8VVyOM

We're looking at the future...

i'm guessing they projected black/dark colors the same way regular projectors work... in a dark room.

song ?

Song is called "Free the Robots" by Jazzhole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPOQyCdWrng

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