tubey-or-not-tubey

Tubey or Not Tubey

Check out this cool idea from Travis Williams, the Technical Director at Crossroads Church in Douglasville, Georgia.

Travis was able to simulate Versa Tubes using 2 extra projectors he had laying around combined with home-made screens made from PVC pipe. Check out the effect in this video:

To create a single image with 2 projectors, they used ProPresenter with the Matrox TripleHead2Go. The Matrox allowed them to split one signal to 3 different projectors. The tubes were created from 2″ PVC pipe into 3′ sections. Then, a 1/2″ hole was drilled on each side of the PVC and hung with a chain from the ceiling. Pretty cool effect, eh? Check out Travis’ blog post for a few more details and pics.

4 responses to Tubey or Not Tubey

  1. Where did you get the netting in the background? That is pretty sweet too!

    • I had to go back and find the receipt to find exactly where we got it from, but here it is.

      It is the Camo Unlimited MS02(camounlimited.com). It's the Pro Series Military one. We bought it for $85 from LG Outdoors(lg-outdoors.com). But after a quick Google shopping search, I found a couple places selling for a couple bucks less now, and LG Outdoors seems to have gone up on their price.

      It's actually the same camo mesh that you'll see in the "Ray to Wall" video (http://www.churchstagedesignideas.com/ray-to-wall/) used at Buckhead Church. It lights up great and you'll never see the green of the camo unless your stage lighting is hitting right on it, but we've never had a problem with that.

      My one suggestion would be to be sure you use some strong LED's on it. I probably wouldn't use anything less than a 64 really. Also, dark colors don't show as well on it, but I still use red on it all the time and it still looks good.

  2. Looks great Travis! Love the innovation. Way to GO!

  3. Awesome!!! Pls keep them coming!

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