Project Surfaces



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   With the interests of projecting images onto areas other than a flat surface, I was left unsure
which direction to go in this the second half of my Senior Project. The little information I have
gathered from setting up and using the basic functions of a projector, definite research and
experimetation had to be done.

After a few experiments with a projector, my curiosuty lead me to the internet in search for
answers. I searched...I e-mailed...I waited...I experimented




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I got a response.








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My first response and these people are already trying to sell me a projector.













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Some useful info here.





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Another opportunity to sell me something, again.
Subject: RE: Tech Question
Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 09:41:02 -0400
From: "Jennifer Andrews - PP" <jennifer@projectorpeople.com> 
To: "Bryan" <penguingroove@yahoo.com>

Hello Bryan,

I am going to try and help you out, but I need to know a little more
about what you are trying to do. Are you trying to make an image look
'normal' on a curved surface? That can be done, but it requires a
converter box that can be expensive. I know you are a student, so I
imagine your budget is pretty tight. What is your desired effect?

Jennifer

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryan [mailto:penguingroove@yahoo.com]
Posted At: Monday, May 03, 2004 10:57 PM
Posted To: questions@projectorpeople.com
Conversation: Tech Question
Subject: Tech Question

Hello Projector People,
I''m researching information relating to projector use. I''m a
student in need of information reguarding surfaces to project on. Do
you have any suggestions for surfaces other than a screen? I''m
experimenting with varying textures of surfaces in order to achieve a
desired effect for a class project. Any information would be greatly
appreciated.

Thank you
-Bryan

Brian,

That sounds very cool. Let me ask one of the people in our creative
show
services team and see if they have projected through one translucent
material to another. Off hand I am not sure. When projecting on curved
surfaces, do you want the image to distort with the object? Or do you
want the image to appear squared on a curved surface? Does that make
sense?

Jennifer

-----Original Message-----
From: bryan riate [mailto:penguingroove@yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 11:43 AM
To: Jennifer Andrews - PP
Subject: RE: Tech Question

Hello Jennifer,
Thank you for responding. The effect I was trying
to acheive from a projector is projecting onto several
translucent textures so that the image appears on
multiple surfaces. I am also experimenting on curved
surfaces and other non standard viewing areas. What
do you think?

-Bryan

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Subject: RE: Tech Question
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 08:49:29 -0400
From: "Jennifer Andrews - PP" <jennifer@projectorpeople.com>
To: "bryan riate" <penguingroove@yahoo.com>



Dear Bryan,

Here is what I got from our Show Services Team...

"The first thought I have is how many pieces of material is this going
through? If it is too many, then focus might be an issue. If it is a
curved surface, and the image needs to warp around to match, then yes
it
is an expensive piece of gear to make the image follow the surface. If
it doesn't matter then there is nothing to worry about. If focus is not
an issue, I suggest at least a 3K (lumen) projector to get the image to
go through the different layers, unless the pieces of materials are
huge, then something brighter might be needed. Let me know if you have
anymore questions."

Here is a link to the product I have been mentioning, the Christie
Imager.
http://www.christiedigital.com/products/products.asp
8-804756-01



-----Original Message-----
From: bryan riate [mailto:penguingroove@yahoo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 8:23 PM
To: Jennifer Andrews - PP
Subject: RE: Tech Question

Hello again Jennifer,
Reguarding your questions on projecting on curved
surfaces, both instances would desired. that is
projecting on a curved surface for a squared image and
just distorting the image overall. Was there any luck
in finding out projecting through multiple layers?

-Bryan

 
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Steve Wilson
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Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 20:08:17 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Stephen Wilson" <swilson@sfsu.edu>
To: "bryan riate" <penguingroove@yahoo.com>
CC: "Stephen Wilson" <swilson@sfsu.edu>
Subject: ex cia projection Re: projection question

Hi, Bryan

here is her information
I am not sure she is still doing projection

steve

Lilith Bailey-Kroll
Class of 2004

E-mail: lbailey@andrew.cmu.edu


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Stephen Wilson, Professor, Conceptual/Information Arts (CIA)
Art Dept, 1600 Holloway, San Francisco State University,SF,CA 94132
(415) 338-2291 swilson@sfsu.edu
http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~swilson
Lilian Bailey-Kroll
-"No Response"






  And that was it.  After the time put seaching, waiting, e-mailing, and experimetnting
I am left with the conclusion of wanting a projector.  Experimenting on my own and figuring
out the problems by myself I evetually got results that were suitable to my needs.  Although the
information I gathered was helpful I found that  persuing information through a retailer will lead to
unwanted pressure for a sale.  Realizing this early on I took matters into my own hands and experimented
any chance I got to gather relative information and adjust accordingly.


B.Riate 2004
C/IA