This is a final year project in college. I planned on projecting visualisations onto a 3D shape on the wall (I would like to put it in a top corner of a room, realising now that might be crazy). The idea is to take bio sensor data and control aspects of the visualisation with it.
So far I have managed to get the data into VVVV using OSC no problem. VVVV is a steep learning curve but I thought I was making slow progress. This week I found out about meshs and I have made a 3-d shape using 3DS. Imported this fine, I also used Papakura to print out this 3-D on card and make a small version of it. My thinking was this would be the easiest way to project onto a physical shape, having the mesh and shape identical. Previous to this I had been making shapes by using vectors and inputting each one, a very slow and painful process.
When I went to project onto the shape, it was totally off, a little I could understand due to me making it out of card, but it was way off.
I’m very new to this, I’m impressed by VVVV but I feel like I’m missing something obvious here. I understand that the projector needs to be calibrated and I spent the day messing with this and cameras, getting no where though.
I’m hoping someone had advice about what route to take for this?
Make the shape full scale, take a photo and make a mesh within VVVV?
Make a mesh within VVVV using vectors? again, painful.
Keep going the way I am?