ShowTex is a worldwide leader in inventing, manufacturing and installing innovative flame retardant fabrics, tracks and motion control systems for achieving the creative vision of theatre, event and entertainment professionals.
For the opening ceremony of the Dubai World Air Games, ShowTex provided the curved backdrop and centre piece on stage. A massive inflatable sphere with a 6 m diameter was constructed out of LaqueFoil and covered in a Universal 250 BB skin. The perfect projection surface for some amazing 3D mapping effects.
ShowTex also created a semi-circular projection screen out of Universal 250 BB. This high-quality polyester fabric has a black backing, making it a great surface for front projection. It prevents spill light from behind the screen disturbing the projected image. The screen was mounted in a custom-curved ShowTex screen frame, which is ideal for large projection surfaces like this one.
All through the ceremony, the audience didn’t know where to look first, as flying acrobats and amazing projections alternated with stunning 3D mapping effects on the inflatable sphere.