A web-based tool for technical design, Mapping Matter plays an important part in the simulation and photometric analysis of AV installation projects. Released in 2016 to make the process of creating video projection technical designs more fluid, the platform has since been trusted by live design teams working for the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Moment Factory and Creative Technology.
Previz was launched in 2016 by creative studio and long-term disguise workflow practitioners dandelion + burdock who envisioned a seamless workflow to design assets creatively, plan projects effectively and communicate ideas confidently, all from one browser. The platform has since been used across both live and virtual events for global brands such as the BBC, Fitbit and Land Rover.
Trusted for over 20 years on some of the world’s biggest, most complex live shows and broadcasts, the disguise software is a powerful toolkit for winning pitches, developing storyboards, creating camera fly-throughs, validating content, testing technical setups, and designing entire projects. Its timeline-based interface allows users to build a 3D model of their mapping interface - be it an LED volume, live stage or building facade - and map pixel-perfect real-time content onto the simulated environment. disguise welcomes the acquisition of Mapping Matter and Previz to mark a new period in their platform’s growth:
“We are incredibly excited for this new chapter in our mission to democratize production workflows with the addition of Cloud-based collaboration to the disguise platform,” says disguise CEO, Fernando Kufer. “We have been working closely with the teams at Mapping Matter and Previz over the years and our shared vision for remote collaboration has enabled us to join forces to deliver a more comprehensive and streamlined solution for all our users to create their best story. We are thrilled to welcome customers of both Mapping Matter and Previz to disguise and look forward to a bright future together.”