NextGen Immersive Entertainment @INFOCOMM 2013

After having received enormously positive feedback for our mobile dome projection system at FILMART 2013 in Hong Kong we demonstrated next generation immersive entertainment dome at InfoComm China 2013 in Beijing. More »

Four River Pavilion The ARC – 34-channel projection installed its ProjectionTools auto-alignment and calibrated a large 34-channel projection system of a large circle way, which is the main attraction inside the Four River Pavilion The ARC in Daegu, South More »

EXPO 2012 Korea Pavilion ‘Mega Circle Theatre’

domeprojection planned and integrated a 30meter- diameter cylinder projection with 12 FullHD projection channels and a seamlessly intertwined projection dome with a height of 7.5m with 9 additional projection channels, the 'Mega More »

Immersive Dome Cinema at prolight + sound 2012 presented a fully immersive fulldome movie experience using an 8-channel projection (by digital projection) in a 10m 360° wrap-around dome at Prolight+Sound 2012 in Frankfurt/Main. More »

Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Inauguration VIP-Event planned and calibrated the dome projection for Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Inauguration VIP-Event 'The Arrival' in Lubmin - a 22-channel 360° projection with a fulldome movie inside a 25m tent. More »

Max-Planck Inst. f. biological Cybernetics – PanoLab has installed several versions of dForm auto-alignment at the virtual environment PanoLab of the Max-Planck Institute for biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen D, since 2006. More »

IABG – Fighter Simulator

project: syntropy provided dome projection 5-channel high-resolution display solution with a FOV of 220° x -25°/+110° and auto-alignment for fighter simulator by IABG AG. More »

City of Dreams, Macau SAR – ‘The Bubble’ installed their multi-camera dForm auto-alignment at worldʼs largest special effects projection dome 'The Bubble' at City of Dreams Macau, ft. a projection surface of 1.700 sq m, 16 2k-projection channels with More »

Fraunhofer IFF VDTC Elbe-Dome – 360° LASER Projection has been commissioned to do the calibration of world's only 360° cylinder projection with a diameter of 16m and a height of 6.5m, equipped with 6 LASER projectors, the Elbe-Dom Mixed More »


Fraunhofer IFF VDTC Elbe-Dome – 360° LASER Projection

The hightech labs at the Virtual Development and Training Center VDTC at Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF, Magdeburg/D, operates a unique mixed reality lab for large-scale presentations of interactive visualizations, the so-called Elbe Dome. The facility houses a huge projection system: a 360° cylinder with a diameter of 16 m and a height of 6.5 m, equipped with six LASER projectors. The lower part of the projection screen merges into a dome segment. A visitor platform with a diameter of 10 m is located in the middle of the cylinder. The LASER projection system has a range of full 360°. Many options for interaction through IR tracking and other input devices exist.

Calibration of the Elbe Dome was done using our camera-based ProjectionTools auto-alignment. We started by measuring the complete installation to calculate the 3D distortion for a given eye point. A Windows desktop was required to be superimposed over the full range of the 6-channel real-time 3D representation. Therefore we calculated an independent 2D geometry correction from the acquired measurement results.

By using the tools further calculation and implementation of geometry corrections for other eye points is now possible without new calibrations. Warping and blending as well as realization of the 2D superimposition is done with eyevis openWARP.

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