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75 Responses to 3D Light Projection on Buildings

  1. Profile photo of lds4044
    lds4044 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Link: 3D Light Projection on Buildings - A building is transformed simply by the use of light projection.
  2. Profile photo of QuickBanana
    QuickBanana Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm
    is it just me or this technology great for advertising stuff
  3. Profile photo of Doobiejs
    Doobiejs Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    That look great, makes me what to learn to do that. So many things can be done with that
  4. Profile photo of util
    util Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 12:53 pm
    I`m in awe.
  5. Profile photo of Indo
    Indo Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    i know this is totally possible because i`ve seen an artist`s work that does this before, but this looks like just a draw-up of what it really could do. not real, but really awesome. and possible.
  6. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6694 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    Now that is super cool !
  7. Profile photo of defendors87
    defendors87 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    the collapsing building was great.
  8. Profile photo of sofyolga
    sofyolga Female 13-17
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    June 9, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    So cool
  9. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    This is the coolest thing ever.
  10. Profile photo of ipwnmw2
    ipwnmw2 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    acid trip ??
  11. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    Okay, this is just awesome!
  12. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Amazing!
  13. Profile photo of edana42
    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    take THAT Wizards of Winter

    Wizards of Winter
  14. Profile photo of Webb03
    Webb03 Female 18-29
    166 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Absolutely awesome!
    And, yeah, what defendors87 said...
  15. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Bad-ass video, but they really need to turn the bass up on that song. Sounds so much better with some boom!
  16. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 1:37 pm
    inb4 UHRRH DERRRRR I THINK ITS TRIPP!Y!!!!!1111111111
  17. Profile photo of Delta2Alpha
    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    Wow... just wow. I stopped doing acid years ago... but I might just go find some and camp outside this building for a night hahahaha.
  18. Profile photo of Spider_sol
    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Looks cool. I wonder if it`s only enjoyable from our viewpoint; like what would it look like to the people walking next to the building?
  19. Profile photo of Mickets
    Mickets Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    Cool. How many projectors do they use?
  20. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    That was the best thing I`ve seen in a long time !!
    So.. people standing there can see it in 3D?? or would the perspective be off. I did`nt see many of the pedestrians really stopping and gawking at the building.
  21. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    I think a couple of these are not light projected....Theres a few where the buildings fascade completly fades from view....Not like the building collapse where u can still see the building....But excelent nonetheless
  22. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    that was pretty damn awesome
  23. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    i almost can`t believe it... almost. it looked so much like CGI a couple times.
  24. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 3:18 pm
    Om not believing it, by the way it looks im starting to think its photoshopped!
  25. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Confusing to think how you would make that...
  26. Profile photo of Paul1582
    Paul1582 Male 13-17
    670 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Ah dang it, this is so awesome. I only wish I hadn`t already seen it a long time ago.
  27. Profile photo of MrsPoods
    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    I wish I was stoned for this. Too rad.
  28. Profile photo of dontcare91
    dontcare91 Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    agree with mspoods
  29. Profile photo of buttsdowhat
    buttsdowhat Female 18-29
    374 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    That`s pretty damn awesome.
  30. Profile photo of JHSpring26
    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
    492 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    I`m having a really hard time wrapping my brain around how they did this.
  31. Profile photo of Thorbjorn
    Thorbjorn Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    I thought this was completely fake, but I checked the original site and it`s not... Amazing
  32. Profile photo of darrion
    darrion Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 5:41 pm
    Wow. It`s Vegas in 10 Years.
  33. Profile photo of ingrateful
    ingrateful Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2010 at 5:47 pm
    We all shoulda been on hallucinogens while watching this
  34. Profile photo of atrafficcone
    atrafficcone Male 13-17
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    June 9, 2010 at 6:11 pm
    What song is that? And I would love to watch that while high.
  35. Profile photo of Tr4shman
    Tr4shman Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    ->Thorbjorn : what is the site u are talkin about ? this can t possibly be real ?
  36. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm
    You guys, this is all fake as hell. How can you not tell that? This isn`t light projectors at all. All the effects are done after filming the structures for a while.

    I repeat, there are no light projectors. Don`t believe me? Pay close attention to the street lights. You can tell it`s fake.
  37. Profile photo of DMoneys36
    DMoneys36 Male 13-17
    221 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    Pooptart19 is definitly right
  38. Profile photo of MauserTM
    MauserTM Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    Why is it so hard to believe?
    We did the same thing in may 25th in my country,
    link
    It looked better in person though
  39. Profile photo of AmerginCC
    AmerginCC Male 30-39
    24 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm
    This is known as Architectural Projection Mapping and it`s 100% authentic. This video MIGHT have been doctored a bit, unsure, but the technology IS available. You can see another version where they used it for the Iron Man 2 AC/DC promo here: http://vimeo.com/11160666
  40. Profile photo of Tonyjet
    Tonyjet Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    @atrafficcone

    its called Around the Bend by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
  41. Profile photo of AmerginCC
    AmerginCC Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    Another example: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IICGkOtJ9E
  42. Profile photo of AmerginCC
    AmerginCC Male 30-39
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    June 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    And a simpler example used as a demo of the technology: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v2VxzDFCmU
  43. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm
    Anyone know where this is? The Netherlands? Germany?
  44. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm
    are we sure that this isn`t just computer generated graphics?
  45. Profile photo of jendrian
    jendrian Male 18-29
    2516 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm
    sweet!
  46. Profile photo of Kingreggie
    Kingreggie Male 18-29
    154 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    I WANT ONE :D
  47. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 9:47 pm
    I`m with you, idiotfilter. Seems to me that with all that amazing stuff going on, most of the people (except for two in the same place each scene) are going about their businss like nothing is happening.
  48. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    OMG ITS CGI
  49. Profile photo of comet5o4
    comet5o4 Male 18-29
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    June 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm
    Go to their site, its a projector :) http://www.nuformer.nl/en/
  50. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    June 9, 2010 at 11:10 pm
    So f*cking sick.
  51. Profile photo of iheartangel
    iheartangel Male 30-39
    20 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 1:16 am
    i say update "it`s a small world"!!!
  52. Profile photo of CallMeKitty
    CallMeKitty Female 18-29
    30 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 5:20 am
    thank you Netherlands :)
  53. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 6:51 am
    That is so cool. I never get tired of watching that stuff.
  54. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
    878 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 7:02 am
    did anyone remember christmas lights video by watching this?
  55. Profile photo of nielzz
    nielzz Male 18-29
    75 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 7:11 am
    this makes me proud to be dutch :D
    here is a link of some other videos from the same people who made this http://www.vimeo.com/nuformer/videos
  56. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 7:26 am
    that`s some sweet ass projection they`ve got there
  57. Profile photo of tomatz
    tomatz Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 8:17 am
    FooQING AWESOME!!! Cudos to the poster and the light engineers that made this possible :)
  58. Profile photo of ippa
    ippa Female 18-29
    143 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 8:44 am
    OMG that is wicked :O
  59. Profile photo of Prejudiced
    Prejudiced Female 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 9:25 am
    "I repeat, there are no light projectors. Don`t believe me? Pay close attention to the street lights. You can tell it`s fake."

    I`m not saying it is real, nor am I saying it is fake, but I don`t see how you can use streetlights to gauge the authenticity of this? Elaborate.


    I assume if it is real it would be similar to 3d light technology... Think those 3d TVs (the ones you don`t need glasses for) that project the light at different angles so it seems to be projected in front of the screen. I assume the light rays intersect and that is what provided the projected image... But that could be totally wrong too.
  60. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
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    June 10, 2010 at 9:43 am
    UN-BE-*UCKING-LEVIABLE
  61. Profile photo of Pooptart19
    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 11:39 am
    To clarify, I`m not saying that this isn`t possible, I`m just saying that THIS video is just showing what can be done.
  62. Profile photo of campofclay
    campofclay Male 30-39
    177 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm
    Once they make the home version, no one will buy paint.
  63. Profile photo of laramiedax
    laramiedax Male 18-29
    28 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    its just regular projection... but it uses the same concepts of perception that sidewalk art uses... from other angles it would look totally f*ed up...
  64. Profile photo of r3tr0r0ck3r
    r3tr0r0ck3r Male 18-29
    187 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    It looks really good and is very clever, but there`s no way to tell from the video that it is projected and not just edited in post. But wouldn`t this only work when viewed from one point? And where is it projected from? If something gets in the way it`d ruin it.
  65. Profile photo of Linkenberger
    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    Coolest thing I`ve seen all day.
  66. Profile photo of tozhan
    tozhan Male 18-29
    14 posts
    June 10, 2010 at 6:17 pm
    Who is the music by? kinda catchy.
  67. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    June 10, 2010 at 6:40 pm
    @tozhan The Asteroids Galaxy Tour - Around The Bend
  68. Profile photo of romanwho
    romanwho Male 13-17
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    June 11, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    I really want to take this with me in a time machine to like hundreds of years ago and scare some mofo`s
  69. Profile photo of AmerginCC
    AmerginCC Male 30-39
    24 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    @r3tr0r0ck3r: The entire system uses multiple projectors (LED I believe, from what I read about the technology) scattered in an array formation. That`s how the three dimensional effects are created. And the projectors themselves are usually housed on a lighting beam above the common flow of traffic.
  70. Profile photo of AmerginCC
    AmerginCC Male 30-39
    24 posts
    June 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    @Prejudiced: First the building is scanned for shape and features. Then an artist uses a custom program to draw in the animations and such how he sees fit. 3D effects are created not by the presence of light, but actually the absence of it. Hence why this is best done at night. Shadows and depth are created by certain portions of the building remaining UNLIT.
  71. Profile photo of AmerginCC
    AmerginCC Male 30-39
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    June 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Other key things to point out is that, because the building was mapped out and scanned before the program was created. The program itself knows when the surface that a particular image is to be projected onto is farther away than another area. For example, the pillars. When the projectors go to move an image from, say, the middle door to one of the pillars, which is closer, it actually dynamically enlarges the projected image so that the effect of distance change is negated.

    Another interesting thing to keep in mind in this is that "ambient effects" such as the glare from the laser-like effects in the video, are also projected images, just like adding lens flare to a photo. Everything you see on the building other than the dark areas, is projected from the camera, even the things that seem like just natural effects. You have to remember that the fact the building is completely dark only helps, rather than hinders.
  72. Profile photo of faborbo
    faborbo Male 18-29
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    June 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    For anyone who still has doubts, check the video at the bottom of this page from the company that made this. You can see the building from different angles and see how it looks distorted when not viewed straight-on/from the intended viewpoint, like those sidewalk drawings others have mentioned. Yup, as insane as it looks, it`s real.
  73. Profile photo of Jnic815
    Jnic815 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    June 13, 2010 at 1:55 am
    that was awesome
  74. Profile photo of howlingwolf
    howlingwolf Male 18-29
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    June 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    The building collapsing was just amazing. No other words describe it.
  75. Profile photo of dart3rocks
    dart3rocks Male 13-17
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    July 23, 2010 at 11:10 am
    projectionbuildings.com is the English version of the site displayed at the end

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