City of Dreams, Macau SAR – “The Bubble”

The City of Dreams – the largest recreational resort in Macau SAR – has had an ellipsoid dome projection – the Bubble – with 20m in height, 36m in length and 27m in width at the centre of its attractions. 

The projection surface of 1.700 consisted of specially coated sheet metal plates and was powered by 15 Christie HD+30k projectors, delivering a resolution of 36 mega-pixels. It was the worldʼs largest special effects projection dome and costed nearly USD 40 million. It ran a 10-minute multi-media show called ‘Dragon’s Treasure’ (now suspended): the movie was supported by lots of practical effects, fire, smoke and over 29.000 LED lights. was contracted to adapt and install their AutoAlignment system for the gigantic installation and to do the initial calibration of ‘The Bubble’. We developed dedicated software modules for ‘The Bubble’ and installed a multi-camera AutoAlignment system in the dome, which allowed for re-calibration of the whole projection system within very short time.

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ProjectionTools details:

  • 360° full dome
    20m height, 36m length, 27m in width
  • 15 channels
  • 4 fixed installed Canon cameras using standard lenses
  • presplit Video