A February evening in Las Vegas set the stage for one of the largest 3D mapping projections ever conceived, created to celebrate the launch of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Pearl Media collaborated with Sports Illustrated on the 51,000sq.-ft. projection on the exterior architecture of Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino.

The 3D mapping projection experience, titled, "7 Continents, 17 Wonders of the World" featured images of the famed Swimsuit Issue’s supermodels, including cover model Kate Upton surrounded by 3D images. Additionally, the event was watched by thousands via a live stream on SI.com, SwimDaily.com, People.com, Time.com, EW.com, and Instyle.com. Check out the video coverage.

System design and operation by Pearl Media Productions:
Justin Fortier, Production Manager
AJ Freysteinson, Technical Director/Hippo Programmer
Duane Wright, Projectionist
Mark Bollay, Projectionist

Show Stats
360'x141' screen size
50,760 sq feet of mapped video
About a football field of coverage
1 day load in, 2 days convergence, 1 day show
Video levels were designed to combat the high ambient light

30 Barco HDF-W26, 26,000-Lumen Projectors
4 V3 Sandy Bridge Green Hippo Media Servers Running in Uber Pan with internal Parrots
6 Barco Image Pros
MA Lighting grandMA Console
All distro HDSDI
3x2 grid stacked 5 deep (Penta Blend)

Gear provided by VER (Kathleen Hervey)

Animation: Go2 Productions
Adrian Scott, Director of Animation