Projection Mapping Brings Depth and Motion to Backdrop of Theatrical Production of 'How to Train Your Dragon'
The theatrical production of How to Train Your Dragon uses a number of exciting tricks to bring the hit animated film to life: including animatronics and impressive projection mapping created by Spinifex Group.
Says Matt Lock, a motion designer at Spinifex, about the work, "The brief was to take the movie from its original look and portray it in a more illustrative style. The challenges focused around timing the animation to match the choreography of the actors and dragons, while also maintaining a sense of scale and balance between the animatronic creatures and the projected content. In addition, the animation needed to move as one seamless scene across both the wall and floor, serving as a complete theatre set—a first of its kind."
Watch it in action below.