Video Mapping in VVVV
Using the latest version of VVVV (vvvv_45beta27.2 @ 13/07/2012), and the following tutorial, the tutorial aims to use your own 3D Model, import it in VVVV, and make a 3D projection of this model on a real structure.
Using Autodesk 3DS Max 2012 / 32Bits (up-to-date), I create a simple 3D model that I will be able to reproduce in real life, with cardboard and paper.
I use the Panda DirectX Exporter from Andy Tather to create a XFile from my 3DS model
Video projector setting
One important thing with video mapping is the projector, and to achieve a nice mapping you need to know the Technical sheet of your projector by heart ;)
The one available at XCJ have the following specificity:
* BenQ MS612ST ** Projection System DLP® technology by Texas Instruments ** Native Resolution SVGA (800 x 600) ** Brightness* 2500 ANSI lumens ** Contrast Ratio 5000:1 (Full on/Full off) ** Lens F=2.6- 2.78, f=10.2 - 12.24 mm ** Aspect Ratio 4:3 Native, 16:9 Selectable ** Throw Ratio 0.9 - 1.08 (55"@ 3.2 Feet) ** Image Size (Diagonal) 27” to 300” ** Zoom Ratio Manual Zoom, 1.20:1 ** Computer Compatibility VGA(640 x 480) to UXGA(1600 x 1200)
Keep those datas in mind, we will need them for later
As a total beginner, I'm learning VVVV in the same time that I try to explain it on this page. Most of the informations provided and used here come from
Using this file