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ProjectionTools: patented high-end camera-based auto-align solution.

ProjectionTools makes alignment process of multiple projectors quick and easy.

Our warp and blend software solution ProjectionTools, generates calibration data that results in a perfectly warped and blended projection, combined with meticulous and precise corrections of color, black levels, and numerous other parameters.

  • Domes

  • Cylinders

  • Spherical Screens

  • Flat Screens

  • Caves

  • 3 D Objects and Buildings


ProjectionTools - Product Family and Field of Use

domeprojection.com® ProjectionTools Product Family

PR - Creator

2D - Mapper2D

3D - Mapper3D

PG - PatternGenerator

PM - MapperPM

AL - Align

ProjectionTools is a comprehensive suite of software tools specifically designed for multi-projection systems. It offers a range of features that support calibration, alignment, and content adaptation for multi-channel projection setups.

Fields of use:

  • Visual Display Systems for Simulation and Training
  • Fulldomes, Spheres and Dome Cinemas
  • 360° Immersive Cinema
  • Virtual-, Augmented- and Mixed Reality (interactive) Environments

  • Projection Mapping on Objects and Buildings

    • LED Wall Calibration (Virtual Film Production, Events, Trade Shows etc.)

How it works: Industrial PoE cameras capture test patterns that are displayed with a pattern generator and then send these patterns to the software for analysis. Once the analysis is complete, the resulting data is exported to the image generators. The projected images are then precisely warped and blended on the screen.

domeprojection.com® ProjectionTools are currently available in three packages.

ProjectionTools Single-Cam AV

Single-camera calibration with a final result of high accuracy and flexibility for your 2D content. Several exports to media server and generic export functions are included.

Quick setup and fast recalibration makes it ideal for staging, rental and events.

  • PG - PatternGenerator
  • PR - Creator
  • 2D - Mapper2D
  • nWarp - Warp & Blend on nVidia graphics card

ProjectionTools Pro SIM

Pro SIM is the toolset for all tasks with demanding requirements for maximum precision and accuracy. For realistic realtime immersive simulations, e.g. flight or driving. Especially for night scenes, black-level corrections can be calculated for each projection. Supports several image generators, 3D engines. This complete toolset is also used for all complex AV and ProjectionMapping installation.

Supports all type of screens, all mappings, virtual cameras

  • PG - PatternGenerator
  • PR - Creator
  • 2D - Mapper2D
  • PM - MapperPM
  • 3D - Mapper3D
  • AL - Align
  • nWarp - Warp & Blend on nVidia graphics card

ProjectionTools 5.2 – Major Updates and Releases

domeprojection.com® ProjectionTools 5.2 released

ProjectionsTools 5.2 – a new major version with many new features, improvements and automatizations is released.

  • Multiple camera positions are now supported for calibrated fisheye cameras
  • Extended support for Warper4K
  • Support for Basler cameras
  • Localisation (english, german, chinese)
  • LED wall calibration support
  • Online documentation

On the details page of you find an overview of current changes and features. On the Change-log page you find details of older versions of ProjectionTools.


Basic Workflow of a warp and blend software solution

Basic workflow to align multiple projectors using domeprojection.com ProjectionTools

The domeprojection ProjectionTools consist of several interconnected software components. The measurement process starts with an initial recording of the room's geometry and the optical measurement of each individual projection surface, with the assistance of the installed camera or cameras. Used tools: ProjectionTools Creator (CR) and the PatternGenerator (PG). 

The measurement result is captured and calculated by the Mapper 2D (2D) tool. With the assistance of the integrated Clipping Editor feature, the edges of the image and other desired areas can be cleanly masked if needed. The final result is then exported, providing various exporter options for different hardware/software products.

ProjectionTools supports a wide range of well-known projector manufacturers, including Barco, Norxe, and even consumer-grade projectors. Moreover, the system is compatible with nearly all professional media server systems, such as Watchout, Resolume, Pixera, and Green Hippo etc. Click here to see all supported media server and here to see all supported image generators

Watch this video to learn how ProjectonTools can help to align multiple projectors quick and easy.

Watch this video to learn how to align multiple projectors with ProjectionTools and how to achieve seamless multi-channel projection, delivering perfect warping and blending results, matched geometry, and the highest color and image quality. 

The video tutorial here is intended for a quick introduction to the software. It shows initiating a project within the ProjectionTools Creator (CR). Other videos show the process of exporting to different media servers such as Watchout, Resolume, Hippotizer, Pixera or 3D engines like Unreal or Unity.

Version Comparison

domeprojection ProjectionTools are currently available in two suites.

All suites will provide you with tools which are easy to use and flexible to fetch out the maximum quality of your projection display.

The software is licensed per channel, which is typically one projection-channel. If the projector is fed by multiple sources, it might be more. Each channel has one correction set (warping, blending, black level correction).

On the Change-log page you find details of older versions of ProjectionTools.

Overview ProjectionTools Features

Single-Cam AVPro Sim

Capture

Calibrated Fisheye Cameras

single

multiple

Calibrated Perspective Cameras

single

multiple

3D Reconstruction

Uncalibrated Cameras

single

single

Mapping

Planar

Perspective

Cylindrical

Spherical LongLat/Polar

Torus

Custom

Multiple Mappings

Virtual Cameras

Export

domeprojection.com® Generic

MPCDI

Warp Software

Warp Units

Media Server

Image Generator

Dynamic Warping (Advanced 3D)

3D-Engines

Scripts

Modules

Creator

Align

Mapper2D

MapperPM

Mapper3D

ATP Control

Collimator Support (Warp 2D Modifier)

– included

* – calibrated non-fisheye cameras required

Media Servers

Media Server2DPM*3DDW*WarpingBlendingBlack-Level-Correction

Hippotizer (Green Hippo)

 

Watchout (Dataton)

Resolume

()*

Pandoras Box (Christie)

Pixera (AV Stumpfl)

Wings (AV Stumpfl)

7thSense Delta Media Server

Lightact

MX Wendler

RSA Cosmos

Sciss Uniview

Ventuz

*DW - Dynamic Warping      *PM - Projection Mapping

– possible

()* – limited

Image Generators

Image Generators2DPM*3DDW*WarpingBlendingBlack-Level-Correction

Diamond Visionics Genesis

 

 

 

e.sigma

Motekforce

NITA

Quantum3D MANTIS

Sogitec

Wärtsilä

VBS BLUE IG

VI-grade

AVSIMULATION SCANeR

Prepar3D

X-Plane

*DW - Dynamic Warping      *PM - Projection Mapping

– possible

3D Engines

3D Engines2DPM*3DDW*WarpingBlendingBlack-Level-Correction

Unity

Unreal

*DW - Dynamic Warping      *PM - Projection Mapping

– possible

Warp Hardware

Warp Hardware2DPM*3DDW*WarpingBlendingBlack-Level-Correction

3d Perception nBox

 

 

Barco HDX

()*

Barco MCM

Barco Pulse

Barco WB

Calibre

Christie Twist

()*

Digital Projection

NVIDIA® Quadro (NWarp)

ZEISS VELVET

NORXE Unify

*DW - Dynamic Warping      *PM - Projection Mapping

– possible

()* – limited

Warp Software

Warp Software2DPM*3DDW*WarpingBlendingBlack-Level-Correction

ImmersaView SimVisuals

 

 

nWarp

domeprojection.com SDK

*DW - Dynamic Warping      *PM - Projection Mapping

– possible