Obscura Digital used 44 projectors to map these images onto the architecture of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque for the 40th anniversary of the U.A.E. Using 3D structural data, the San Francisco-based company has also done projections for buildings like the Guggenheim Museum and the Sidney Opera House.
This behind-the-scenes video about the Sydney Opera House projections for a YouTube Symphony Orchestra event includes some background on how they map the images onto the convex forms of the building:
For more work by Obscura Digital, visit http://www.obscuradigital.com/.
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