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Seven Dwarfs Mine Ride Projection?

Discussion in 'How do they do that?' started by Sapr15, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Sapr15

    Sapr15 New Member

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    Hey guys! Just curious if anyone has any insight on how Disney achieves the facial projections on the new animatronics. Its truly an amazing effect. Of curious this is used through out the mine ride for the dwarfs, but ive seen it used in other rides as well such as the new Frozen ride in Epcot. Is it just a single projection that gets mapped & tracked to the animatronics? Any insight would be great! Thanks again!
     
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    englanddg One Little Spark... Premium Member

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    englanddg One Little Spark... Premium Member

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    To answer your question, it's my understanding that the projections are from within the dwarves themselves.
     
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    englanddg One Little Spark... Premium Member

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    Sapr15 New Member Original Poster

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    Rob562 Well-Known Member

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    Been that way since the Buzz animatronic in Buzz queue. The new floating Madame Leota is the same way.

    -Rob
     
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    englanddg One Little Spark... Premium Member

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    Yep.

    Re: Leota

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    Bairstow Well-Known Member

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    So here's a fun twist-
    Instead of projecting an animated face onto (or in this case, within) an animatronic, what happens if you project a face onto a real human face?

     
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    That is the coolest thing ever! I need this at work some days!
     
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    Timekeeper Well-Known Member

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    ...basically the same thing that you get with the animated Snapchat filters.
     

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