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Here are some pics of the theater that remind me of some of my earlier renders. I shot these from a ladder.

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Job well done Mario!
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VIRTUAL MOVIE POSTER
* A 40" LED TV mounted in Portrait displays the Cover Art of the currently movies along with statistics like: Number of Movies watched in theater, Minutes remaining of playing movies, movies coming soon, lbs of popcorn consumed, etc.

Beautiful work Mario!

Did you ever do anything with the "Virtual Movie Poster" Idea?
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Job well done Mario!

Thanks tbraden32.
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Beautiful work Mario!
Did you ever do anything with the "Virtual Movie Poster" Idea?

Not yet. Hopefully I'll have some spare time soon though.
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wow, great work. what pj did you end uyp using and how much would the d-box setup you have cost roughly if i wanted to do the same?
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Originally Posted by Anthony A. View Post

wow, great work. what pj did you end uyp using and how much would the d-box setup you have cost roughly if i wanted to do the same?

Thanks Anthony.

I'm using a Panasonic AE4000u projector.

The DBox actuators I'm using are no longer available. You'd want to check with a local DBox dealer to get pricing on their new systems. The D-Box website has a dealer finder.
Edited by mcascio - 8/21/12 at 9:21am
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Back by popular demand...here's a composite 3D render with a photo with the chairs included.


There is an angled divider. The left upper is real and the right lower is 3D.
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You know one has to wonder if Mario really did build a home theater. This could just be one big elaborate hoax, all done with cgi. Looking back, those construction pics are just a little too clean. So what is saw dust a little too hard to render in wire frame? Is there really a "Mario" or is skynet just having some fun with us. Makes you think.

Seriously that is very impressive stuff. Congratulations.
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The wrinkles on the real chairs are totally off from the wrinkles in the renders! Back to the drawing board!! tongue.gif

In other words, mind boggling-ly awesome!
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Back by popular demand...here's a composite 3D render with a photo with the chairs included.
There is an angled divider. The left upper is real and the right lower is 3D.
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The wrinkles on the real chairs are totally off from the wrinkles in the renders! Back to the drawing board!! tongue.gif
In other words, mind boggling-ly awesome!

Don't forget about the different sconces. The taper is way off. smile.gif
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There is an angled divider. The left upper is real and the right lower is 3D.

Most excellent. What I dig is that in my eye, reality actually looks better than cgi. Not intuitive to me that such would be the case, but that's a testament to your execution, Mario!

Bryan
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Very nice Theater, congrads.
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Originally Posted by BllDo View Post

You know one has to wonder if Mario really did build a home theater. This could just be one big elaborate hoax, all done with cgi. Looking back, those construction pics are just a little too clean. So what is saw dust a little too hard to render in wire frame? Is there really a "Mario" or is skynet just having some fun with us. Makes you think.
Seriously that is very impressive stuff. Congratulations.

Hey, that's what I said! Seriously, I thought the upper left was the render and the lower right was the real thing. Jeez. What an incredible job and what inspiration. My room is coming along and I am proud to say that it is a copy of Mario's!
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You know one has to wonder if Mario really did build a home theater. This could just be one big elaborate hoax, all done with cgi. Looking back, those construction pics are just a little too clean. So what is saw dust a little too hard to render in wire frame? Is there really a "Mario" or is skynet just having some fun with us. Makes you think.
Seriously that is very impressive stuff. Congratulations.

What are you talking about? All these have been 3Drenders. I just got the lumber last week to start construction. wink.gif
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The wrinkles on the real chairs are totally off from the wrinkles in the renders! Back to the drawing board!! tongue.gif
In other words, mind boggling-ly awesome!

Yeah. Kind of makes me want to remodel those chairs. smile.gif
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Don't forget about the different sconces. The taper is way off. smile.gif

I actually fudged around with the sconces to get the lighting to look close...but got tired of waiting between renders.
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Most excellent. What I dig is that in my eye, reality actually looks better than cgi. Not intuitive to me that such would be the case, but that's a testament to your execution, Mario!
Bryan

Thanks Bryan.

It's kind of weird actually walking in the room now...it's like I'm in my own virtual world. Oddly enough though, like the rest of my house, there really are no surprises since you pretty much know exactly how it's going to turn out before hand.
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Very nice Theater, congrads.

I appreciate it. I've enjoyed your build tremendously.
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Originally Posted by rs691919 View Post

Hey, that's what I said! Seriously, I thought the upper left was the render and the lower right was the real thing. Jeez. What an incredible job and what inspiration. My room is coming along and I am proud to say that it is a copy of Mario's!

I'm excited to check in on your progress and honored.
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I actually fudged around with the sconces to get the lighting to look close...but got tired of waiting between renders.

oh be honest the chairs got mismatched at the factory that's why they look different smile.gif
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I finally got around to installing the color changing LED strip lighting under the stairs. By design, you don't actually see the LED's blasting you in the eye due to them being recessed.

I used the same HitLights Led strips that I used in the soffit tray.

I had to order a variety of their splitters and adapters to make it all work and cut them to length. I had to cover two steps on both sides since I just wanted to deal with one power supply and one IR emitter. I'll be emulating the remote control within MainLobby.

I think it turned out pretty good and will put me at ease especially when there are older people or kids going in / out of the room. It's pitch black in the room when the projector is off or goes to a really dark scene.

The red color is one of my favorites since it matches the fabric and also produces less ambient light in the room.

TIP: If you get the LED remote with the DIY buttons on them, you can get them to dim lower than what the remote allows you to by just selecting a color then hitting DIM. Just hit the DIY# button, then use the UP/DOWN arrows for each of the three available colors. I found this gets you a lower level light setting especially when using brighter colors like white or blue where even the dimmest setting is too bright.

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As a side note. My FIL painted another coat of the Benjamin Moore floor paint on a section of the bullnose. It seemed to dry much better than the first can we used. So maybe we just got an old can or bad batch. So we've got one more coat yet to go.
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Very cool. I may do something similar if I find that my step lights aren't bright enough.
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Do the lights stick relatively well with the self-adhesive backs or have you found that you need to add something to keep them where you want them?
post #2305 of 3008
Looks amazing Mario...now I'm regretting not stopping over last Friday.

Jon
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Very cool. I may do something similar if I find that my step lights aren't bright enough.

I like the flexibility with these lights. The ability to change their color and adjust their brightness is really nice.
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Do the lights stick relatively well with the self-adhesive backs or have you found that you need to add something to keep them where you want them?

Yes. Time will tell though.

But they appear to be holding well.

I had to wrap it around a 90 degree corner so it did start to come up since I tried to give it a little curve. To make sure it didn't pull up though, I was able to squeeze an RJ11 jack up into the space to lock it in.
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Looks amazing Mario...now I'm regretting not stopping over last Friday.
Jon

No worries Jon. Packer season is fast approaching. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by kermtfrg View Post

Looks amazing Mario...now I'm regretting not stopping over last Friday.
Jon

No worries Jon. Packer season is fast approaching. smile.gif

Eff yah, Go Packers! Sorry, got a lil excited there.

Any reason you didn't go with a hush box?

What did you make your door jambs out of?

Room looks unreal. I hope mine comes out 1/8th as good. This thread will go down in history like Sandmans.

Great Job
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Giants are gonna look incredible in that room eek.gif
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