College - Author 1

College of Engineering

Department - Author 1

Computer Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Computer Engineering



Primary Advisor

Jane Zhang, College of Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department


Projection mapping is a modern technology used in the live entertainment industry that uses objects as display surfaces. It is most frequently used at events like theatrical performances and art exhibitions to enhance the visual appeal of the production. However, most projection mapping applications are onto static surfaces or surfaces with predetermined movement, resulting in predetermined mappings. This method is suitable for many applications where the target surface is fixed, like a building, but is restrictive to cases where the target surface has an unfixed and unpredictable position, like a person. This project serves as a proof-of-concept for a dynamic projection mapping methodology, where a surface may be arbitrarily placed within a projector’s view and the image correctly mapped onto it. The method uses a surface with infrared lights and a camera with an infrared filter to locate the position of the surface and a projective transformation to translate points from the camera’s view to points in a projector’s image.