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02_threeVertical Updated vertical example to illustrate coordinate system Nov 23, 2012
03_guiControls Updated vertical example to illustrate coordinate system Nov 23, 2012
04_blendClown On the way to making it work with an arbitrary number of projectors. Nov 23, 2012
src Finished support for arbitrary number of independently configured ble… Nov 23, 2012
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README.md

ofxProjectorBlend

(version 2.0)

This addon is used to take a normal openFrameworks project and split it into 2 or more pieces that can be projected using 2 or more projectors. This usually involves something like a Matrox DualHead or a graphics card with multiple outputs. For the best results, the projectors should also have a hardware blending feature so that the overlapped portions are not brighter than the non-overlapped sections.


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Credits

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Examples

Two Screens

This app shows the simplest usage of the addon: a typical 2-screen horizontal layout.

Two Screens

Three Vertical

Three Vertical

Simple Gui

For this example, get to additional addons: ofxMSAInteractiveObject [direct download link] and ofxSimpleGuiToo [direct download link].

Gui Controls

Blend Clown

This example shows a stupid little technique that has come in very handy for me when aligning multiple projectors. The uniform grid isn't ideal for alignment because you might be overlapping too many grid squares. With the clown, you can be sure that you are aligning properly.

The Blend Clown