You'll need a Projector
A media player
and a projector enclouser (optional)
Simply trace the boarders, trims, windows, garage and door with the mapping program. Afterwards send us the outlined image.
We have a wide variety of holiday content to choose from. Select the videos you want and we'll customize it to the outline image you sent us
Here's a few examples of other customers and there set ups.
This video will go over the steps showing how easy it is to get started on projection mapping.
Here's a few clips showing what can be put on your house
This video shows a wider range of examples on a few different house!
You only need one projector for your house show. Since the average projector is "standard throw", it won't be able to project wide enough and cover your house, so make sure you look for a "short throw" projector. Look at our Hardware tab and you'll see a list of recommended short throw projectors
The lighter your house color is, the more reflective it is making the video more bright. Dark greens, browns and black absorb the light the most and cause the video to not look as bright but it still will show. Look at Lance and Juliets house and you can see the difference when the video is on the dark brown brick. https://fxprojections.com/inspiration
Our recommendation would be to put a white sheet in the window so the video reflects better and turns out brighter.
One of our customers had a very short front yard and ended up deciding that just doing the garage section was good enough for him. Even though projecting on the whole house is awesome, sometimes just doing a portion is better in certain situations.
Since every situation varies, this is something I'll leave up to the customers. Some neighborhoods have the houses so far placed apart, you don't have to worry about neighbors complaining about the volume. Others have HOAs and will not allow for audio. Also now days most people have some sort of speakers whether it's computer speakers or a Bluetooth speaker that you'd be able to connect directly to the projector or media player. Also FM transmitter is always an option for passing vehicles that would like to tune to the specific ratio station.
No you do not need a projector enclosure if you are alright with watching/guarding the projector. One customer marks the exact spot where he places it in the evenings and sits out with it.
Of course! Our biggest recommendation is make sure it is well ventilated with at least one fan. The amount of heat the projectors put off is much more than most realize. Also making the box rain/snow proof is very important as well. Lastly making it theft proof is recommended. Earth anchors is the best approach to this.
Even though it does slightly wash out the projections on the house, it isn't as bad as you would think. Look at Eric and Sherris house in this link and see how their house still looks. Not bad right? https://fxprojections.com/inspiration
Try to position the projector and angle it a bit to get past a tree or bush. If it is too close to the house, sometimes there isn't much you can do other than just mask that part out, or just project directly on it. If there is way to much bushes/trees in front, maybe consider just focusing the projections on the garage portion of your house.
Once you send the outline, the projector must stay in that same spot. You can not move it several feet one way or the other or else it won't line up right. Now if you don't have a projector enclosure and bring it out/in every evening, that's fine as long as you set the projector back up in the same spot.
No we'll send the final video to you through email. Our recommendation is to get a media play (like the one we recommend in the hardware tab) download the video onto a simple USB stick, and then plug it into the media player. Just plug in the media player to your projector and it will automatically loop and play the video.