Posts Tagged ‘projector’

Inflatable Dome Finished

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

John McCormick has successfully constructed an inflatable 3.5-metre dome from lightweight PVC, and has used Paul Bourke’s dome projection techniques to project some full-dome images using a standard data projector and acrylic hemishperical mirror. This is a major step forward for the project, and a great achievement for John. We will release the plans for this dome Open Source. Watch this blog for the announcement.

Here are some shots of the dome in action:

John's hand-made inflatable dome, inflated with a domestic electric fan.

John's hand-made inflatable dome, inflated with a domestic electric fan.

The dome lit from within via the hemispherical mirror

The dome lit from within via the hemispherical mirror

Full-dome internal projection of the calibration grid, using an off-the-shelf data projector.

Full-dome internal projection of the calibration grid, using an off-the-shelf data projector. A pole is in front of the dome.

The artists standing outside the dome, with full-dome projection of image courtesy of Paul Burke.

The artists standing outside the dome, with full-dome projection of image courtesy of Paul Bourke.

Artist and producer standing outside the dome, with full-dome projection of image courtesy of Paul Burke.

Artist and producer standing outside the dome, with full-dome projection of image courtesy of Paul Bourke.