Transforming your shadow into colorful visual media: Multiprojection of complementary colors

Yugo Minomo, Yasuaki Kakehi, Makoto Iida, Takeshi Naemura

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This article proposes a real-time system that transforms shadows on a floor into colorful visual media. This system is based on the effect of complementary colors and multiprojection techniques. By exactly calibrating the system geometrically and photometrically, our system makes it possible to display images such as texture animation, colorful pictures, text, and live videos in shadows without any digitized artifact or latency. Since it can display any image, it is applicable for various purposes such as media art, entertainment, and advertisement.

Original languageEnglish
JournalComputers in Entertainment
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes



  • Colorful pictures
  • Live videos in shadows
  • Multiprojection techniques
  • Text
  • Texture animation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications

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