Hide’n’Seek – Technology Demo from White Kanga on Vimeo.

Automatically map an object with a projector. Keep the mapping working as the object moves. And, oh yeah, look damned fine while doing it.

That’s the neat trick Poland-based White Kanga have pulled off, powered by TouchDesigner. We’ve been following their work before:

Robotic Mapping Pulls a Model Building, Tron-Like, Into the Virtual

Projection Mapping, with Robotics, Goes Further to Augmenting Reality: MPS Demo [TouchDesigner]

Here, we get to really see it in action. It doesn’t hurt that you get cool graphics visualizing the calibration. It’s an internal tool, but it demonstrates a lot of what’s possible.

I was in Poland for their national day yesterday, but watching this video makes me want to start waving around the white and red flag and cheering on this crew. (Or, if they like, whatever flag/mascot they choose.) Brilliant work.

  • anonny

    Kyle McDonald did this nearly two years ago (https://vimeo.com/50239840, 09:50) and MIT nearly 10 years ago http://web.media.mit.edu/~raskar/Shaderlamps/

    • Yep, and the knowledge of how to do it keeps spreading – and the implementations keep getting better.

      • VJMorph

        So when is someone going to build it into one of the major mapping softwares that are out there?

    • Hi :), sure, there was even more people working on this solution and of course we see that publications.

      We build it base on our idea, and even fact that we are using patterns like in structure light do not means that we are using structure light solution. (we do not use any camera) There is two biggest advantages of this tool. First is that is true one click tool, and the second is that precision of this tool can be between 1-2 mm.

      Still we are working on it and tool is very close to have precision under 1 mm.


      WK team.

      • justsaying

        Judging by the sensors on the base, it looks to be an implementation of Johnny Lee’s thesis rather than Kyle’s work. johnnylee.net/projects/thesis/thesis_document.pdf

  • made ith mad mapper, isn’t it?