• Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.

News Guardians of the Galaxy attraction confirmed for Epcot

DisneyCane

Well-Known Member
Advertisement
That’s actually not a bad idea, put a camera on the back and project the sky on the front in real-time conditions. It may not work well at night or during sunrise/sunset (because of the layers of light colors appearing differently at different vantage points), but I would guess that would dramatically improve its camouflage during most daytime conditions!
You could only do it during the day with an LED display that would cost 10s of millions of dollars. No projector is bright enough to overcome the sun on a surface more than a few square feet in size.
 

GlacierGlacier

Well-Known Member
I still giggle a bit whenever someone says "Oh, just stick a camera and a projector on it."

Ignoring the technical challenges, like projection brightness, camera resolution, weather, etc, there's one big conceptual issue: perspective. Sure, it may look like you can see right through it from the right perspective. But pretty much everywhere else would make Hyperion theater look realistic.

Try it for yourself. Open the camera app on your phone. Rotate your phone 20-45° away from your face. Does the perspective still match?

There's dozens of other challenges associated with that approach. You're talking about digital stealth, something that exists pretty much only in sci-fi at a scale like that.

Would it be cool? Hell yeah. Is it feasible for this project? Not one bit.
 

Lensman

Premium Member
I still giggle a bit whenever someone says "Oh, just stick a camera and a projector on it."

Ignoring the technical challenges, like projection brightness, camera resolution, weather, etc, there's one big conceptual issue: perspective. Sure, it may look like you can see right through it from the right perspective. But pretty much everywhere else would make Hyperion theater look realistic.

Try it for yourself. Open the camera app on your phone. Rotate your phone 20-45° away from your face. Does the perspective still match?

There's dozens of other challenges associated with that approach. You're talking about digital stealth, something that exists pretty much only in sci-fi at a scale like that.

Would it be cool? Hell yeah. Is it feasible for this project? Not one bit.
I still like the idea I presented a couple of hundred pages back - mirrors. :)

But then they'd risk blinding people or inadvertently creating a death ray...
 

Incomudro

Well-Known Member
I still like the idea I presented a couple of hundred pages back - mirrors. :)

But then they'd risk blinding people or inadvertently creating a death ray...
Mirrors would have given the building a modern tech look and brought it out more in competition with Spaceship Earth.
We would have had a giant mirrored cube competing for attention with a giant white sphere.
Much as I've got reservations about how they went about doing this, I think it is best that they decided to try to draw attention away from this monstrosity.
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
In fairness, the tacky inconsistencies only happened when it became TT.
Seriously...just tear down the ugly scaffolding and build a lower, smaller, more thematically fitting roof from the front of the building. You can still have a small area for queue overflow while making it look cleaner. At least it won't look bad from a distance then.
 
Last edited:

Lensman

Premium Member
Mirrors would have given the building a modern tech look and brought it out more in competition with Spaceship Earth.
We would have had a giant mirrored cube competing for attention with a giant white sphere.
Much as I've got reservations about how they went about doing this, I think it is best that they decided to try to draw attention away from this monstrosity.
Well, the idea is that the mirrors are supposed to make the building invisible. Here's the idea:
los-terrenos-tatiana-bilbao-mexico-residential_dezeen_2364_hero.jpg

Now I can't vouch for whether this would work or if it would inadvertently create a solar death ray, but the concept is to make the building invisible. :)
 

Mike S

Well-Known Member
Mirrors would have given the building a modern tech look and brought it out more in competition with Spaceship Earth.
We would have had a giant mirrored cube competing for attention with a giant white sphere.
Much as I've got reservations about how they went about doing this, I think it is best that they decided to try to draw attention away from this monstrosity.
Nah. I like the death ray explanation better.
 
Top Bottom