Immersive AR Photobooth

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Simona Bunardzhieva (simoneone) is a Graphic Artist, Illustrator, & Maker. She used Lightform to break her designs out of her sketch book and create an immersive AR photo booth à la 29 Rooms.

Designing Beyond 2D

“Normally my work lives in this 2D space, whether it’s in my sketchbook, or a screen, or a print - it was very exciting to do something that has a much more physical presence and becomes its own world.”
-Simona Bunardzhieva
Lightform x Simona Bunardzhieva: Designing Beyond 2D

Projected AR & Motion Graphics Made Easy

“I haven’t done any projection mapping before because it always felt like it was this very difficult and complicated experience…I was very surprised at how easy it was to do with the pre-made Lightform effects.”
-Simona Bunardzhieva
Projected AR & Motion Graphics Made Easy with Lightform

Empowering More AR(t)ists

“Lightform is definitely opening up new paths for artists like me to experiment.”
-Simona Bunardzhiev
Lightform Immersive AR Photobooth

The Process:

Simona began by sketching each element of the underwater world.

Simona Bunardzhieva Sketching for Lightform AR Photo Booth

The sketches were then vectorized and printed at human scale.

Simona Bunardzhieva Printing for Lightform AR Photo Booth

The prints were glued onto cardboard and the cardboard was laser cut. Cardboard stands hold the cut-outs upright.

Lightform AR Photo Booth Props

To create the photo booth, we rented an Epson G7500U, which was ceiling-mounted in front of the scene. We used the Epson G7500U for this installation, which is an installation grade 6500 lumen projector. However, if the scene was a bit smaller or you are constrained by budget, the Epson HC1450 – a 4200 lumen projector – would also do just fine. The projectors can be mounted to the ceiling using this mount, ceiling plate, and extension pole. Or they could be mounted to truss.

Lightform AR Photo Booth

Once the projectors were set up, Lightform scanned the scene and Simona created content using Lightform Creator’s instant effects and stock videos.

Lightform Immersive AR Photobooth

Difficulty
Medium

Projector
Epson G7500U & Viewsonic LS830

Software
Lightform Creator

Creators
Simona Bunardzhieva

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