There's a 50/50 split whether that video is actually real or not though. Additionally, even if it is real, its mostly useless...as they could have used some of the new LED or OLED tech and created the exact same effect and not have to map it.
Wes wrote:^^ Even on Forbidden Journey, the movie pods were by far the least interesting parts of the ride, it's when you're moving through the physical sets when the ride gets interesting. Plus that random Hermione projection in the spider woods part was soooo dumb.
Agreed. I preferred the sections with the physical effects, such as the Whomping Willow and the Dementors, to the projected stuff.
But a good mix of projections and physical effects (as in Spider-man) can be very effective.
^^ Yes, and actually that technic was already used in Spiderman and all the 3D dark-ride, as seen here.
But the level of detail used for the "Box" video requires one point of view, and when I mean one, it's not a vehicule, it's one person. (I actually thought about a dark ride using advanced anamorphosis and mapping like that, but yep, vehicules would carry only one person at a time)
Last edited by KingRCT3 on Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:30 pm.
Seriously though, animatronics done right are still very impressive. I should have expanded upon my original examples of lava monster and the Yeti to include smaller ones that are also very impressive. However, I still think that projection mapping/lighting done right is equally as impressive as an animatronic. I was thinking of rides like Transformers, Spiderman, and even the new Thunder Mountain finale as examples that come to mind of how projection/lighting can be just as impressive when mixed with physical sets.
What I was really getting at is that it takes a lot more for an animatronic to "wow" now because of how far technology has advanced. The best example that comes to mind for me is the Log Ride at KBF: you can't say anything bad about the re-do, it's well done and fun, but you're not going "OMFG wow!" either.
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