DC Universe Game Launch Done with Hippotizer
London’s Gotham City-inspired Park Row ‘theatrical restaurant’ has been installed with visual infrastructure by creative projection specialist Motion Mapping, to enable the venue to host immersive events. At the heart of the setup is a Green Hippo Hippotizer Mayon+ MK2 Media Server, which is driving image and video content, including for a DC Universe game launch which saw a 280-degree projection of pre-programmed custom graphics onto four surfaces that enveloped the space, using seven Optoma ZH406ST projectors.
Motion Mapping was tasked with specifying a permanent projection and video manipulation solution for the prestigious venue, and designing a touch screen GUI interface that would allow simple operation of the content via the Hippotizer Mayon+ MK2 – Green Hippo’s two HDMI output Hippotizer system designed for smaller live events and installations.
“At our initial installation of the visual set up, we created a custom GUI to allow for simple touch screen control and content playback,” explains Motion Mapping’s Stuart Harris. “We utilised Hippotizer’s SHAPE software feature to navigate the 3D space and secure the desired coverage from the projectors, which were rigged from the ceiling and customised with black coverings, masking their original white casing.”
“The venue proved to be a challenging space, with low ceilings incorporating lots of pipes and ducting which restricted projector locations,” says Harris, “but using the Mayon+ MK2 and the advanced Hippotizer software features made the challenge achievable.”
The projectors and Hippotizer Mayon+ MK2 Media Servers, with AJA SDI cards, will be an ongoing fixture inside the Park Row cocktail bar. “This means that other brands hiring out the area can have their own animations around the walls, with ease,” adds Harris. “As Hippotizer is our server of choice, we know they’ll be reliable and need minimal support from us.
“The Motion Mapping team is exceptionally proud of playing a key role in the London launch of this awesome game. Our mapped visuals provided a stunning backdrop to the experience at the heart of the capital and it was a night for all to remember,” Harris concludes.