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Hi all,

I'm just about finishing off my screen (constructed out of plasterboard) which has a radius of 2 metres and is approx 6 metres long.

Ambient light is not an issue as the room is completely sealed off from the outside world, and I shall be using 2-3 Projectors, each projecting an image of roughly 2.2 metres wide from a throw distance of >3.4 metres. The pj's are Mitsubishis HC4000.

Any advice on what road to go down regarding gain, application and methods to avoid hotspotting.

Kind regards,

Julian

P.S. I am relatively new at projector paints!
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Quite an undertaking. What software are you using to blend the images?

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Warpilizar, toicope with both edge blending and distortion.
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OK...then for certain you want exceptional contrast, as that allows you to see almost infinate shadow detail. That's REALLY important so you can spot indistinct "Heads and Body Outlines"

Use Silver Fire v.2 2.0.

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Hmmm silver fire sounds interesting! What do you mean by my peers will fear me hehehe?
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Hmmm silver fire sounds interesting! What do you mean by my peers will fear me hehehe?

You will be at the top of all the Leading scoring boards, and others will clamor for you to be on their teams.

Get a real job, a Bum!

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Sounds good! What do you mean in the Silver Fire forum when you say...

'SF v2 1.0/1.5/2.0/2.5/3.0/4.0/5.0 on to ad nausea-um'?

Also do you think I'll have any issues with motion sickness as I will be at the centre of the semi circle and hence 2 metres away from every point on the screen?
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P.S. would it be ok to apply with a roller (not too good with spray guns!)
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Julian, SF can only be spray painted. If you insist on rolling, then you would have to go with a RS MaxxMudd LL mix. But personally, I would suggest you give spray painting a try. Once you get it right, the results are amazing!

BTW, what type of gaming you do? PC? FPS? Flight sims?
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Sounds good! What do you mean in the Silver Fire forum when you say...

'SF v2 1.0/1.5/2.0/2.5/3.0/4.0/5.0 on to ad nausea-um'?

Those numbers refer to the amount "in ounces" of SF Colorant that is added to the Reflective Base / Viscosity Base Mixes to achieve a particular shade of Gray.

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Also do you think I'll have any issues with motion sickness as I will be at the centre of the semi circle and hence 2 metres away from every point on the screen?

Well, if your prone to such...that may well might do it.

Just knock back some Dramamine and have at it!

And BTW, what with your sitting so close, you would be best advised to spray and try to get the most perfect finish you can.

Get this "El Cheapo" HVLP Rig. It's the BomB for the money you spend for it...which ain't a whole 'ell of a lot.
http://www.gleempaint.com/noname.html

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Those numbers refer to the amount "in ounces" of SF Colorant that is added to the Reflective Base / Viscosity Base Mixes to achieve a particular shade of Gray.

I needed help determining that too. I plan on getting the materials this weekend and spraying in about a week. Moving at the end of the month so I don't want to build the screen and risk messing it up during the move.
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where in illinois are you moving to?
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Yeah I think I 'll pluck up the courage and give spraying a go. I'm currently having a bit of difficulty sourcing the ingredients in the UK to make my SF
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where in illinois are you moving to?

Just signed a 6 month lease to stay in Elgin for a little longer. Just got married and started a new job so I don't want to make any big moves at the moment, but one thing is for, we have to move out of my parents home. LoL.
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