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3D Mapping Show will illuminate Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Taipa

Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) will hold a 3D mapping show in Handover Gifts Museum of Macau, Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Taipa and Church of St. Francis Xavier in Coloane between 15th and 31st December (8:30pm to 10:30pm) in Celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Macau SAR.

3D mapping – also known as projection mapping, video mapping and, more grandly, spatial augmented reality – is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection, with building facades serving as the perfect medium for what can also be called an art.

The technique, in fact, has been used here before, and given the architectural diversity of the territory Macau has many candidates for a 3D projection ‘canvas’. On this occasion, the organizers have chosen the theme of Past, Present and Future, with all three major communities that make up Macau participating. In keeping with the theme, the 3D mapping will feature imagery depicting the past history of Macau, while the present will be represented by residents and tourists interacting with the show via their personal touch, and the future by local kids’ drawings and creations projected onto the biggest canvas they could possibly hope for.

Macau Government has projected 3D mapping shows onto the Ruins of St. Paul’s and the Mandarin’s House. In April this year, MGTO held the ‘Step-Out’ event at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, presenting a 15-day 3D mapping show, and from 13th August to 20th September launched a 3D mapping show opinion poll, regarding future reference related to the increase of tourism products.