Cake Mapping

Projection mapping according to wikipedia.com is also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, it is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings, small indoor objects or theatrical stages. By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. The software can interact with a projector to fit any desired image onto the surface of that object. This technique is used by artists and advertisers alike who can add extra dimensions, optical illusions, and notions of movement onto previously static objects. The video is commonly combined with, or triggered by, audio to create an audio-visual narrative.

I always research new ideas and innovation on the net and I always came across this projection mapping where they turned big buildings into beautiful creative display of images with synchronize sounds and video presentations. Turning the night into a light fest and amazes the crowd. Last September 30, 2017 I visited the 12thKasalang Filipino Wedding Fair Roadshow at Centrio, Ayala Mall, Cagayan de Oro City to drop by at my friend’s booth Chef Anastasia Lee. I was looking forward for a long time to see her cake mapping, I saw her post in facebook and it got me curios at the development of creative and visual presentations on wedding cakes. And thoroughly I was amazed when I saw the cake mapping of Chef Anastasia, the projection mapping I saw on the internet did get into the cakes I just did not know that it can be done but with creativity I am now a witness to the creation.  Chef Anastasia admits that she also gets her inspiration and idea from the net, she just developed it and put in new innovations. Indeed creativity knows no boundaries, with the opening of digital information, a lot of ideas are just a research away.  And I am just happy that Cagayan de Oro can be a witness to these new innovations like cake mapping because of the likes of Chef Anastasia who bravely put into creation her ideas. Art is limitless, as society progress and technology leaps, art evolve, because art comes from the inner core being of the people. Just like when God created people to His image and likeness, so the nature of God is in his people; a nature to create, a nature to love. Without love you cannot be creative. And of course the cakes of Chef Anastasia are equally tasty as beautiful to watch. You can search her on facebook just type Anastasia Lee so you can ask more about her creative and unique cakes.

(The author is a member of Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro and Chairman of Dire Husi Initiatives, Inc. national winner of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organization. For suggestions please email at direhusi.rhyan@gmail.com)

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