Before starting a projection mapping project, you should ask yourself if projection mapping is even the right choice for your project. If you need a large, high-impact display for your retail space, a large LED wall is a great solution. But if you need a way to present information on a table at a training seminar, or want to use table tops to show a menu at a restaurant, tabletop projectors might be a better choice. There are many different types of projectors, including LED projectors, laser projectors, short-throw projectors and more. And each type has its own set of uses and benefits. So, you should ask yourself if projection mapping is the right choice for your project based on the type of projector you’re thinking about using.
The surface you use for your projection mapping project can greatly affect the overall look and feel of your project. For example, a table surface is great for a restaurant or bar because it gives patrons a place to set their drinks or food. But, when you project images or videos onto that table surface, the images can appear distorted because of how the surface is curved. You’ll want to carefully consider the surface you’re going to use throughout your project. For example, if you’re going to project onto a wall, do you know if it’s going to be painted or tiled? If it’s tiled, you’ll need to use a special product that will allow your projector to shine through the tiles.
The content in your projection mapping project can have a big effect on the types of surfaces you use. For example, if you’re going to be projecting videos with water scenes, you don’t want to be projecting onto a tiled wall. Water, especially flowing water, can cause grout in tiled walls to deteriorate over time. You should also consider the type of content you’re going to project in your project. For example, if you’re projecting images and videos to create an interactive experience, people in your space may need to be able to touch and interact with the images and videos you are projecting.