Green Hippo recently held its 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass at Down Hall Hotel and Spa in Essex. The Masterclass training course offered a deep dive into all things SHAPE and 3D projection mapping and attracted participants from Dubai, Greece, Hungary and Switzerland, as well as from all over the UK.
The 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass event involved 10 members of Green Hippo, plus 2 representatives from A.C. Entertainment Technologies, Green Hippo’s UK distributor and 2 trainers from Notch, the real-time visual creation tool.
A unique aspect of the course was the opportunity for attendees to get ‘hands on’ 3D projection mapping experience. At the conclusion of the day, once classroom sessions ended, delegates headed outdoors to pre-prepared projection mapping stations, equipped with Green Hippo kit, and 8 HD Panasonic projectors, provided by VER.
The beginners’ area (at the beginning of the course, the Masterclass was divided into 2 groups based on knowledge of SHAPE) counted 4 stations, all equipped with Hippotizer Taiga Media Servers or Hippotizer Taiga+, and each powering a projector. The advanced section was set up with a Hippotizer Montane+ outputting into a single 4K feed, splitting into 4 HD outputs via a Datapath Fx4 SDI. With practical input from the training team, the first group lined up the 4 projectors to produce a singular output, which was projected on to the building. The Montane+ system controlled 4 projectors each covering a section of a different building.
During the Masterclass training, topics covered included: alignment, blending / masking, content workflows, model creation, network manager, object manipulation, output manager, texture manager, vertex editing, warping and case study tips and tools.
James Roth, Head of Sales and Marketing at Green Hippo, commented: “This really was more than ‘just’ a training course. The classroom sessions are, of course, key, but the addition of hands-on sessions takes the learning experience on to a whole new level. Feedback from the delegates was wholly positive, and the training team reported that progress made by all attendees was exceptional. A big thanks to all concerned, including all of those behind the scenes involved in setting up this unique event.”
Check out Green Hippo’s video from the day on TPi TV.