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If you want to know how to make awesome building projections, create 3d effects in different styles, perform your architecture live, this article and video mapping tutorials will help you to do this. First what you’re going to do is to find, buy, download or create special tools,  video mapping  content and vj video mapping software.

How to make 3d video mapping projection using Adobe After Effects?

Here is a list of required things for Projection Mapping

  • 1. 3d model or front image of your  building.
  • 2. Content which you will project to.
  • 3. VJ Software for live operating.
  • 4. VJ Hardware, equipment: Video projectors, etc.

1. Use front view of architecture facade. Import image to after effect. Choose the digital area of projection. Prepare your architectural texture:  cut with mask, colorize, mix.

2. Animate image texture with simple effects in After Effects if you want. Use in and out video transitions. Use Video Mapping Loops as background for your architecture.  Blend your animation to the image texture with stencil luma effect. You can also use it direct in Special VJ Software without preparation in After Effects.


Displace Your architecture Geometry with Video Mapping Loops:

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3. Choose different animated architectural elements by one of Video Mapping Toolkit product line:
Arcs, pediments, Columns, Pilasters, Balustrades, Crenelations, Cupolas, Windows and more. Correct the size and position regarding your architecture texture. Mix elements with timing. Change position on timeline. Video Mapping Toolkit is a set of animated architectural elements with different animation texture styles: Polygons, Glitch, Wireframe, Lines & Strokes, Growing Plants, Water simulation and fluids and more. All in PNG Scenes wish alpha channel. Up to 60 fps.


Video Mapping Tutorials of Projection Mapping Toolkits:

Also, one more nice video mapping tutorial for projection textures which you can download at Video Mapping Store

4. Buy one of special VJ Software: Resolume, Arkaos, Madmapper, Vusition or other to operate live and set up your projection mapping texture to the building. In our next articles, we will show you the benefits of all vj software and video projectors.


Thanks for Attention and note: “Video Mapping is only a game of Light and Shadow. (C)”
Alexander Kuiava – Visual Artists and Content Producer. Founder of Austria based video production studio LIME ART GROUP
and creative content production company Nektar Digital. Trainer in online school of new media art – Frontskill