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Demolition Mapping

Posted in demolition mapping, video mapping with tags , , on April 10, 2014 by Francois Wunschel

To be presented at the Mapping Festival in Geneva, 23-24 May 2014.
Running realtime, as you might have guessed …
We just received our new Mac Pro, so we’ll be pulling out a massive 2800 * 3000 pixels resolution syphoned into MadMapper, outputting on 6x HD 20k beamers. At 60FPS. Yeah.



Posted in event / project, MAD_Orb with tags , on July 3, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

Back from NYC after completing the MAD_Orb installation, driven by MadMapper.
192 LED tubes custom-designed by GarageCube and ShowJockey in China, positioned in 3d space on a scaffolding structure, and 2d unwarped using MAD_Light.
Content generated in realtime using a custom QC-app, and controlled through a PS3 joypad.
Video fo follow.

MAD_Orb contactsheet

Live->QC->MadMapper tutorial

Posted in MadMapper, quartz composer, video mapping with tags , , , , on March 22, 2013 by Francois Wunschel

So you’ve always wanted to know how to video and sync to music in 2 clicks.
Here’s the tutorial !

What you’ll need:
- Ableton Live (free demo here)
- Quartz Composer (free, how to install here)
- MadMapper (free demo here)

This is the end result you gonna get when finished:
(scroll to the end of the tutorial for a video)

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MadMApper 1.3 + 1.4 beta released !

Posted in MadMapper, software, video mapping with tags , on November 6, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

MadMapper now allows to drive DMX fixtures from pixel data, along with your mapping.
Version 1.4 (beta for registered users) also features a native QC renderer !!!

check it out at

And the mandatory promotional video:

Exclusive Mega Discount !!!!

Posted in MadMapper with tags , on April 6, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

During the Mapping Festival we’ll be presenting the very latest release of MadMapper, and showcasing a bunch of hot new mad features. The actual coders will be present as well, so it might be a good opportunity to bug them about these things that you find annoying in the software (if any …).

For this worrrrld premiere, we’ll be offering an incredible mega discount : 50% OFF for a limited exclusive edition of Modul8 and/or MadMapper, and a bonus for the mad buyers.
This is obviously the craziest discount of the Galaxy, but only for the happy few who can make it that day to Geneva.

Hope to see you there !

MadMapper 1.1 released !!!

Posted in MadMapper, video mapping with tags , , , on January 18, 2012 by Francois Wunschel

Yeah, along with a bunch of nice features… such as bezier warps, circles in perspective, presets, DMX input…
Get it from

MadMapper workshop in Taipei

Posted in MadMapper with tags , , on October 20, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

We’ll be performing Euphoria this week end in Taipei, TW.
So it is a good opportunity to make a quick workshop at the Taipei National University of Arts, in order to test the new features we’ll be releasing at some point in the future.
Big up to all the participants.

Mapping the SAM

Posted in MadMapper, Perspective Lyrique, video mapping with tags , , on September 3, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

We’re currently in Singapore mapping the Art Museum.
The setup was quite complicated, 5x Christie HD18k, with 2 stacks on the sides.
Output Resolution was a huge 3840 * 720, fed from a QC app to MadMapper thanks to Syphon.

The QC output:
a large decomposition of all the facades, animated.

Adjustments in MadMapper:

And the projected result:

UZN: testing MadMapper’s Space Scanner

Posted in MadMapper, UZN with tags , , on August 26, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

Having just one night to set up a video installation proved to be easier than expected.
With the help of MAdMapper’s Space Scanner tool, we were able to get a pixel precise view of the projection surfaces, and use this as a handy background to draw our lines and quads.
With this background, the productivity was greatly increased.
Although the lighting situation was far from prefect (no possibility to turn of the traffic lights, lots of people passing by, shaky tripod… etc), the resulting image were clean enough to be useful.
For each projector, I did 3 different shots, using different settings, then composited the 3 pictures together to keep only the cleaner parts.
Verdict: the closer you can get to ISO 100 is better, as you get less artifacts/noise.
Here’s the result: (using a triple head setup)

MadMapper Spacial Scanner tutorial

Posted in MadMapper with tags , , , on August 9, 2011 by Francois Wunschel

So you’ve heard of MadMapper Spacial Scanner function,
but you don’t know excatly what it is, or even how to use it.
I’ll explain that in this tutorial.

The Spacial Scanner allows you to use your projector as a scanner,
to actually capture, pixel by pixel, what your projector “sees”.

For this tutorial, you’ll need:
- MadMapper
- a projector
- a Canon DSLR (compatibility list on MadMapper website)

Sometimes, being kitsch feels refreshing (esp. for the sake of a tutorial)
Here’s what the final mapping will look like (a radio-active garden gnome):

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