I am a 1st time projector owner. I'm starting this project for 3D computer gaming, and a small amount of movie watching (proabaly 90/10 split).
The room is about 12ft x 18ft and I'm oriented the wrong way, so maximum throw is 11.4ft (to the lense), and that is where I've ceiling mounted the H5360. This gives me about 90-100" based on the zoom level. The room is not light controlled, and I'll have a moderated degree of diffussed natural light coming in from the back wall (rice paper wall....I'm in Japan). So, I chose a grey material to get better contrast. I'll be sitting as close as possible, probably about 7ft away.
I have not done very much research on DIY screen. Just read a few others build logs, and read through the sticky pretty quick and then went off to order some materials to get started.This is the grey blackout fabric I ordered
, I'm not planning to paint as I don't speak/read Japanese, and finding the correct paint would be an excercise in futility.I also ordered this black felt
totally blind....after reading a bit, I have serious doubts as to how good it will be, so I'll report back about it later.
My biggest question right now is about the framing for the screen, making sure I measure things properly and that I get the screen tight and flat. Any tips?