You’ve decided that you want to have a projection dome for your own project, but now the question becomes what type of projection dome is right for you. Projection domes are perfect for giving audiences a full 360 in-depth look at any subject or project. In this article we’d like to discuss the different types of projection domes and their benefits showing exactly which kind would be perfect to be a centerpiece at any event.
Types of domes
There are a few different types of domes that can be implemented for projection mapping to accommodate any crowd size or venue location. These futuristic structures are designed to be transportable, lightweight, durable, and easy to use. Making them the most reusable and applicable structures for moving venues or as temporary stations. These structures have been implemented in a wide range of fashions from being used in humanitarian efforts as easily built shelters after natural disasters to being used as planetariums in science museums to show large audiences the vast wonders of space.
If you’re looking for an event structure that can fit any size space, from small intimate gatherings to spacious large crowds then inflatable domes may be just what you need. The shape of these tents is adjustable – some come in half-domes or full versions. They also have partial dome or sectional setups to fit every occasion. The dome themselves is made of a smooth vinyl material that creates a seamless screen to project onto. A material that is resistant and durable making it able to hold up to water and wind with relative ease. These domes are ideal for trade shows, large events, concerts, or more to show off smooth seamless imagery being perfect for temporary or semi-permanent events. Inflatable domes are the perfect accessory to accompany any trade show, like previously discussed to show guests a 360 immersive experience, maybe to transport guests across the world to some other place. The dome being inflatable can be transported and set-up with ease allowing it to travel with whatever show it may be used on. Larger domes can take some time to inflate, but once they are inflated they can maintain their shape for an extended period of time.
Geodesic domes differ from inflatable domes because they have an interior structure made of a lightweight, but strong steel. This is a fabricated metal structure that holds the shape of a dome with an exterior lining to resist the elements and an interior canvas that is built specifically for projection. The interior skeleton is made up of smaller triangular sections that can be built separately then connected together to eventually form the entire structure. This adds a bonus to the amount of weight the structures can support which is quite decent for what it is. Geodesic domes can also be designed to be permanent structures in places such as museums, exhibits, or art galleries. Whether permanent or temporary, these contemporary structures will have people talking and garner attention to your exhibit.
Depending on the project and what is required there is a dome to cover all needs. From massive undertakings where inflatable domes are best to small backyard setups where a geodesic dome is most useful. Any project from massive setups accommodating thousands to luxury birthday parties for a select few these projection domes are able to handle and impress anybody.