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post #451 of 950 Old 11-08-2007, 09:31 PM
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Actually, there isn't any green in mine. I wonder if they changed the color?

Strange. If you go to post #28 in my thread (linked below), there are two fabric color samples pictures. The top was is was GOM is calling ultramarine. Doesn't look anything like what you posted. Maybe they changed it.

Interesting...
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I am going to build a few frames for my father-in-laws room and had a question. This is not a dedicated theater and I will want to attach the frames snug against existing drywall. What is the best way to do this? Sorry if this is a repeat please just point out a post number.
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I have been playing with MainLobby. Working on getting all the single button macro Done. Here is a sample screen:



More are at the Stargateunofficial web site
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I have been playing with MainLobby. Working on getting all the single button macro

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Wow, I really am following your footsteps. I am currently finishing a fabric framed theater and also working on MainLobby control. I hope to automate my theater with as few button pushes as possible.

Your work on ML looks great. Did you design that scene yourself? I am using the 019's (a pic in my construction thread).

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Did you design that scene yourself?

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I checked out your construction thread, very nice room.

The elements were all done by a member (Dan Nay) on the Cinemar Forum. I just took all the pieces and rearranged them.

All the buttons are based on mapped macros, so the theater can be turned on and off with ONE button.

Tonight I'am going to start playing with the MLServer web server and see if I can start the theater up from my Apple iTouch. Should be fun.....
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I checked out your construction thread, very nice room.

The elements were all done by a member (Dan Nay) on the Cinemar Forum. I just took all the pieces and rearranged them.

All the buttons are based on mapped macros, so the theater can be turned on and off with ONE button.

Tonight I'am going to start playing with the MLServer web server and see if I can start the theater up from my Apple iTouch. Should be fun.....

Thanks! The theater is still a work in progress. I hope to start the frames and finish the screen wall next month.

I have found the folks over on the Cinemar forum very helpful. I am starting to learn the software and looking to automate things based on variables. I just found out that DVDLobby reports the aspect ratio of each movie being played. I am thinking about automating my theater based on the single touch of the movie:

User picks movie on touch screen, software reports aspect ratio and then triggers ->
- Power up equipment (select proper inputs and load/play movie)
- Set proper lighting level
- Set placement of anamorphic lens (in vs. out)
- Provide and trigger proper screen dimensions

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Over the weekend I got the new iPod Touch examples from Cinemar. Made a few changes and created three web pages for my iPod Touch.

Some one might say "oh Big deal". Well do not forget that these buttons on the iPod touch execute the same Mapped Commands that the Flash bases MainLobby does. So you get the the following advantages with the iPod touch:

1. Instant On , their is no boot time
2. Quick wireless connection
3. Small and light
4. Runs the same Command Maps as full version of MainlLobby
5. If you know how to create a web page it easy.

Moe photos of the iPod screens:





For me this is version 1 using the example from Cinemar. Cinemar also includes several JavaScript examples for accessing MLServer variables, screen refreshing and others.
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Hi Greg, can you tell me how much liquid nails you used to attach the frames? Thanks.
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Hi Greg, can you tell me how much liquid nails you used to attach the frames? Thanks.

A dab in each corner about 1.5 inches accross and a zig zag bead on all four sides.
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Follwup question: Is there a specific reason for using poly batten on the upper frames instead of leaving them empty?
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Follwup question: Is there a specific reason for using poly batten on the upper frames instead of leaving them empty?

When is first started look at building a home theater, i started look at the cost of every thing i wanted to do. The acoustics were important so I started researching the cost of getting a Home Theater acoustic designer to plan, speck, draw and supervise the construction and finish of the theater.

At this point I had to make choice due to a limited budget. Do I want a real Home Theater or just a set of plans. It was that expensive to hire a professional. I'm not saying you should not hire a pro, I just could not afford one.

So i did the next best thing. I read anb learned as much as i could and copied what the pros were doing. I do not always know all the reasons why something was done. Just that the formula produced a better end product.

And the poly was one thing of that nature. As I recall the poly is done for acoustic reasons and to fill the void behind the GOM.
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Thanks Greg. It's good to benefit from the experience of others.
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Robert:

How is the progress or your theater coming? Are your frames up yet? Have you posted any photos of your progress?
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I searched the sites previously mentioned in this thread for GOM fabric, but I can't find anything on either SilentSource.com or InterfaceFabric.com. Can someone recommend a place for ordering GOM fabric?
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fabricmate.com

A little difficult to navigate.

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I searched the sites previously mentioned in this thread for GOM fabric, but I can't find anything on either SilentSource.com or InterfaceFabric.com. Can someone recommend a place for ordering GOM fabric?

Bryan Pape (user bpape on this forum) at Sensible Sound Solutions is where I got mine. Fabricmate is another popular place to get it.

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www.acousticalservices.com is another source.... although I have no personal experience with buying from them yet.

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www.acousticalservices.com is another source.... although I have no personal experience with buying from them yet.

I think your link may be broken. Nothing is coming up.
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here is the page on http://www.silentsource.com/fwallcoverings.html

Best thing is to use the GOM site to request samples, then call Silent Source
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The GOM samples page is:

http://samplecenter.guilfordofmaine.com/

AKA: InterfaceFabric.com
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I finally started to put my frames up:



Many thanks to Greg for all the knowledge he's shared in the thread!
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I finally started to put my frames up:

Many thanks to Greg for all the knowledge he's shared in the thread!

Your theater is starting to look finished. I like the color that looks like a texture. Keep sending the pictures.
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Nice looking frames!!!

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I am planning to use Dazian Janus material to cover my frames. As I started to think about how I would put everything together I realized I might have an issue shooting a brad nail through the fabric to hold it on the wall while the liquid nails drys. Has anyone tried this? My concern is the janus is a tighter weave than the GOM and the nailer might leave a hole in where the nail went through. The weave is about the same as celtic and expo.

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I am planning to use Dazian Janus material to cover my frames. As I started to think about how I would put everything together I realized I might have an issue shooting a brad nail through the fabric to hold it on the wall while the liquid nails drys. Has anyone tried this? My concern is the janus is a tighter weave than the GOM and the nailer might leave a hole in where the nail went through. The weave is about the same as celtic and expo.

Thanks,
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Someone else here on the forum built 1 x 4 wood runners that ran horizontally across the wall. He then attached Velcro to both the wood runners and the frames. The runners provided a more stable surface to attach and support the Velcro over trying to glue the Velcro to drywall. This technique would not require the brads.
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Someone else here on the forum built 1 x 4 wood runners that ran horizontally across the wall. He then attached Velcro to both the wood runners and the frames. The runners provided a more stable surface to attach and support the Velcro over trying to glue the Velcro to drywall. This technique would not require the brads.

Thanks Greg!
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I, like many of you are always looking for ways to speed up the process of building frames. I found this picture on the web page woodzone.com. Looks like a pretty easy jig for building lots of frames.



Hope it helps!
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If you do not want to build one Rockler has one:



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