Projectibles: Optimizing Surface Color For Projection

Projectibles: Optimizing Surface Color For Projection

Typically video projectors display images onto white screens, which can result in a washed out image. Projectibles algorithmically control the display surface color to increase the contrast and resolution. By combining a printed image with projected light, we can create animated, high resolution, high dynamic range visual experiences for video sequences. We present two algorithms for separating an input video sequence into a printed component and projected component, maximizing the combined contrast and resolution while minimizing any visual artifacts introduced from the decomposition. We present empirical measurements of real-world results of six example video sequences, subjective viewer feedback ratings, and we discuss the benefits and limitations of Projectibles. This is the first approach to combine a static display with a dynamic display for the display of video, and the first to optimize surface color for projection of video.

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Jones, B. R., Sodhi, R., Budhiraja, P., Karsch, K., Bailey, B., & Forsyth, D. Projectibles: Optimizing Surface Color For Projection. ACM UIST (2015).


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I design and prototype new technologies to create magical interactive experiences. I graduated from UIUC. I've worked for Walt Disney Imagineering, Microsoft Research and EA. I've co-created things like IllumiRoom and RoomAlive. I also co-run the #1 website on projection mapping.


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