Projection Mapping a Cruise
It doesn’t seem like you can go anywhere today without being immersed in an environment. From holiday events to vacation destinations, projection mapping creates incredible environments. I really like this use of projection mapping within a theatrical space on the scale that and precision they were able to accomplish.
For today’s Monday Mapping, we’re hopping aboard Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas to take a behind the scenes look at the technology used to create an unforgettable experience at sea.
12k resolution. That’s right, 12k. Not HD, not 4k, or even 8k, but 12k! Using 18 projectors, edge-blended, and pixel mapped, the team was able to create a seamless image over 100′ wide and 20′ tall in stunning clarity and resolution. Using 3 4K Red Cameras, they were able to shoot custom content, stitch the frames together, and project one seamless image.
Each projector overlapped the next by about 150 pixels and were uniquely able to overcome the motion of the boat on the water with a gimbal balance system. This allowed them to account for any and all vibrations they may encounter while at sea.
Thanks for joining us for today’s Monday Mapping, If you’ve got a projection mapping idea you’d like to feature, please email me the details and link to the video.