Features and concept

MadMapper: The Video Mapping software!
MadMapper is a simple but advanced tool for video mapping projections and Light mapping.
Take a projector, point it at a physical volume like an object or an architectural element, and then map an image onto it.

MadMapper 2.5 Materials
MadMapper2.0 New interface

MadMapper was created by artists for artists, you spend more time to focus on creating your content, and making the experience of mapping textures to physical objects in real time, than solving technical issues.

MadMapper is also built around the idea of sharing video content between applications. with Syphon a  Mac OS X based framework , any application that uses  Syphon server can be used a a video and light mapping source in MadMapper.

MadMapper also allows to manipulate lighting fixtures (such as LEDs) using MAD_Light,
within the same unified environment.

Buy MadMapper Single user version

The minimum Operating System required to run version 2.5 is macOS 10.8
MadMapper is fully compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra


  • Ultra fast media playback
  • Multiple Inputs
  • Multiple Outputs / projectors
  • Unlimited amount of mapped elements
  • Surface Shaders
  • Materials
  • Generators
  • Image Folder Player
  • Real 3d Mapping using 3d objects
  • Realtime lighting and shadows
  • Quads, triangles, circles, lines and masks elements
  • Soft-edge blending of multiple quads
  • MIDI / OSC/ Joypad (PS3+PS4) / Leap Motion / Keyboard /  Audio Control
  • Surface grouping
  • DMX fixture surface to control lighting equipments
  • DMX Fixture Editor
  • MAD_Light (LED Mapper) to address individual light pixels
  • Art-Net III support (input and output)
  • Art-Net III output support, up to 4096 universes –> 2 097 152 channels
  • Realtime Art-Net fixture preview
  • Grid Warping (up to 30 by 30 subdivisions)
  • Live Video Input
  • Unlimited undo levels
  • Multiple selection of elements
  • Named selection sets
  • Save and Load configurations
  • Opacity and Blending modes for each element
  • Flipping options
  • Master opacity to blackout the whole projection
  • Display of Images, Quartz Composer compositions, Quicktime movies or Syphon inputs
  • Direct access to Quartz Composer published inputs, and an interactive mode
  • Export as SVG / PNG / PDF
  • Import SVG as animatable lines
  • LED Scanner to auto adress lighting fixtures
  • Spacial Scanner to turn your video-projector into a 2d scanner (check your camera compatibility here)
  • Projector masking and background imaging
  • Export to MiniMAD

*There is an ever-growing list of software supporting the Syphon framework, such as:

  • Modul8
  • Quartz Composer
  • VDMX 5
  • Arkaos GrandVJ
  • Arkaos MediaMaster
  • OpenFrameworks
  • Cinder
  • MaxMsp/Jitter
  • Unity3d
  • Processing
  • Resolume
  • Isadora via Matthew Haber’s Actor
  • CellDNA
  • COGE
  • Mitti
  • Millumin
  • Plask
  • AV Mixer Pro


MadMapper is currently developped by GarageCUBE and 1024 Architecture

Powered by Syphon
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This software uses code of FFmpeg licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here