Christmas Light Show

Christmas Decor - Lightform Project Still
 

Christmas Projection Mapping

Creating eye-catching Christmas decor and displays is made easier with Lightform projection mapping. We teamed up with our friends at Playable Agency to create a Dr. Seuss inspired projection mapped Christmas display. A Whoville-themed gingerbread house set atop a round kitchen table covered in fake cotton snow formed the centerpiece of our miniature holiday village, with small candy cane trees jauntily dotting the landscape. 

One large projector with an LFC illuminated both the enormous lollipops that framed the diorama on both sides, as well as a sequined pipe and drape background, giving the entire scene an immersive feel. Two smaller LF2s projecting down onto the table from each side completed our three-point lighting setup. 

With two projectors mapping our three-dimensional gingerbread house we were able to cover almost all the visible area with Creator Effects, as well as minimize shadows, giving us a riotously colorful and playful AR experience that was a delight to share with multiple people at once.

Difficulty
Medium

Projector
Lightform LF2, Epson G7500UNL

Software
Lightform Creator

Hardware
LF2, LFC

Christmas Decor - Lightform Project Still
Christmas Decor - Lightform Project Still

Halloween Decor: Haunted Bayou

Halloween Decor - Lightform Project

Hauntingly Good Halloween Decor 

Lightform Creator’s reactive effects bring objects and spaces to life and are ideal for use in Halloween-related decor and displays.  Lightform makes projection mapping on complex surfaces quick and easy, so you have more time to focus on set design. Lush physical details can elevate your scene and work in harmony with your projected elements. 

Playable Agency lent us their set design expertise and their collection of props to create a haunted bayou-themed experience with video mapping. Multiple Lightform LF2s and LFCs covered the space to create a ghastly gauntlet of delight. 

A skeletal ofrenda, a lace-windowed shack, shrouded figures, camo-netting, and wisteria filled the space with depth, and texture. Projection mapping added a digital element to the set objects to create an otherworldly dimension with a mysterious ethereal quality.

 

Difficulty
Medium

Projector
Lightform LF2, Epson 1060

Software
Lightform Creator

Hardware
LF2, LFC

Halloween Decor - Lightform Project Still
Halloween Decor - Lightform Project Still

Jen Stark Gallery Show

Art and Technology 

Jen Stark is an artist based in Los Angeles, California, who uses a variety of media to explore visual systems and sacred geometries. The vivid colors and intricate patterns of her work lend themselves perfectly to Lightform Creator’s instant effects.  We collaborated with her to illuminate artwork on display at her 2019 show “Dimensionality” at the Joshua Liner Gallery in NYC. 

We used Lightform to projection map Ethereal Vortex, a swirling spiral of sharp and soft-edged bands of color. Jen’s earlier stop-motion paper animations served as an inspiration for Lightform’s animator Ray Chang. He took his scan of the artwork into Adobe Illustrator and After Effects to create four custom animations used in combination with native Lightform Creator effects. 

Jen and her team also painted a mural on two walls of the gallery. Ray scanned it with a second Lightform throughout different stages of completion to create the projected elements in Lightform Creator simultaneously. In her own words, “Lightform provides an amazing bridge between the digital and real world. It has enabled me to effortlessly breathe life into my paintings through light, color, and movement.”

 

Difficulty
Medium to Hard

Projector
Epson 2255U

Software
Lightform Creator, After Effects, Illustrator

Hardware
LF2, LFC

Lightform Creator – Jen Stark Vortex

Nice Kicks x Adidas x Lightform

 

Summer of Light pop-up

How do you recreate the infamous Woodstock Summer of Love without psychedelics?

We worked with Nice Kicks to bring a little psych magic to their pop-up! Throughout the space, we used a series of LF2s for the smaller items on the merchandise wall along with a few LFCs on Epson 1060 projectors. Fun fact–This is the project that inspired the new Tie Dye effect in Lightform Creator!

In the video above, you’ll also see that we used Digital Fade and Iridescent Edges to make for that more “psychedelic” experience. The vibrant colors and intricate patterns that Nice Kicks gave us to play with made this project a breeze.

 

Difficulty
Medium

Projector
Epson 1060 or LF2

Software
Lightform Creator

Hardware
LFC, LF2

Battlestation

Streamer Setup

We created a custom streaming backdrop using using an LF2 controlled by an Elgato Stream Deck. Now you can add events and reactions to your physical space, not just screen overlays, and add virtual characters to your backdrops.

 
 

Difficulty
Medium

Projector
LF2

Software
Lightform Creator, OSC

Hardware
LF2, Elgato Stream Deck