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Here you will find tutorials covering various aspects of projection mapping and cake mapping.

Use the headings below to filter the tutorials by area of interest. 

Cake Mapping for Beginners

Aimed at absolute beginners. A complete guide covering all areas of the process: from cake, to projectors & equipment, to free mapping software (MapMap).

Cake Mapping with Two Projectors

One method of projection mapping a cake using two projectors. It covers outputting from Qlab via Syphon and mapping using MadMapper software.

Projection Mapping Thor’s Hammer

An overview of projection mapping, covering three approaches to mapping a model of Thor’s hammer using MadMapper projection mapping software.

Scenes & Cues in MadMapper

How to use scenes and cues in MadMapper projection mapping software with three wedding cake mapping project examples.

(1/6) Resolume: Introduction

This general introduction to Resolume software for beginners will explain the difference between compositions, layers and clips and take you round the user interface.

(2/6) Resolume: Projection Mapping

How to set up a projector as an output from Resolume, how to set up your input mapping and projection map the front 10 faces of a 5-tier wedding cake.

(3/6) Resolume: Content & Effects

How to make a handful of dynamic clips purely using the free generators & effects bundled with Resolume Arena 6 software.

(4/6) Resolume: Automated Playback

Set the BPM of your composition and sync your clips to the beat. Make clips audio reactive to external audio sources or to audio within the composition.

(5/6) Resolume: Audio & Music

Set the BPM of your composition and sync your clips to the beat. Make clips audio reactive to external audio sources or to audio within the composition.

(6/6) Resolume: Adding Text & Custom Messages

Add custom text to our cake projection mapping project. Write names, dates and messages for wedding cakes, birthday cakes and cakes for other celebrations.
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How to Add Custom Text to Cake Mapping

A basic and free way to incorporate text into your projection mapped cake project using Shotcut (free video editing software). Map it to a cake with MapMap.
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Create a Cake Mapping Guide Template

Make your own cake mapping guide in a free graphics editing application called GIMP and use it to map a cake in MapMap mapping software.
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10 Minute Cake Mapping

10 minute crash course for beginners. Learn the simplest method for projection mapping a cake using free mapping software, MapMap on Mac or PC.