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Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:14 pm
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.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:22 pm
It is real, for sure. But the con is that it's only visible from one point of view (the camera here). So it's not applicable for a ride.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:23 pm
^ But in that case, you can use it for a dark-ride, something like the Curse of DarKastle.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:24 pm
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.
Last edited by cfc
on Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:04 am.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:28 pm
^^ 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.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:29 pm
Spiderman is definitely the best example of blending screens and physical sets.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:01 pm
Wes wrote: KingRCT3 wrote:
What happened to the first version of the land?
There was a stunt show!
There's two distinct show buildings in the new picture….
Wait, yes, I just saw that the POTC ride is actually the small building in the right. (New version in full scale
That big building might be the stunt show. I hope the dark ride doesn't get relayed to second place...
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:28 pm
That big building might be the stunt show.
Mmmmmm EPIC Dinner Theater!!!
Actually, I am sure the space needed to pull off an awesome PoTC is not lost on the
Imagineers, and the whole building may not be shown, to the right of the concept artwork.
And of course, if it's anything like the car stunt shows at Paris and Florida,
to cover an entire arena up is still something to do, these days.
This is a visit to take, simple.
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:56 pm
cfc wrote: Wes wrote:
^ A Universal employee would say that.
You got me there...
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.
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:47 pm
Some cool pics posted to www.themeparx.com
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