or Connect
AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › Dedicated Theater Design & Construction › The Cinemar Home Theater Construction Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Cinemar Home Theater Construction Thread - Page 80

post #2371 of 3008
okay there is 80 pages in this thread >.< could you do like an index on your first post of key things going on with this build... ^^;; pretty please, Im very interested just hard to follow with all the side talk.
post #2372 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

okay there is 80 pages in this thread >.< could you do like an index on your first post of key things going on with this build... ^^;; pretty please, Im very interested just hard to follow with all the side talk.
Trust me, it's worth your time to go through the whole thing. Amazing build with an incredible level of detail in the thread. Grab a couple of brews (or your favorite beverage) and enjoy! biggrin.gif
post #2373 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

okay there is 80 pages in this thread >.< could you do like an index on your first post of key things going on with this build... ^^;; pretty please, Im very interested just hard to follow with all the side talk.
You've got to be kidding. Mario has posted more detail than anyone I've ever seen. Answered every question on multiple forums and you want him to index it for you? Sometimes free information for forum involves some reading. But if you have some specific question, odds are if you ask he will answer.
post #2374 of 3008
Love the look and layout of this room. Nice job all around!
post #2375 of 3008
What? the out of Africa guy went through and indexed his, I think its just a cleaner and proper way to do things especially if your doing a true build log, makes it a lot more organized.
post #2376 of 3008
okay strange my post disappeared anyhow I said out of africa build log, that was incorrect, it was fresh on my mind, I mean Moogie build log was nice and indexed and to me it shows a bit more professionalism and cleans the whole log up great and turns it into a great reference thread as you can look back at specific points in the thread, it also reduces redundant question asking and searches. Its only a suggestion but it would be appreciated, if not no worries if and when I feel like going through 80 pages I will, I will just look at other logs til then. smile.gif
Edited by Daniel Chaves - 9/23/12 at 10:50am
post #2377 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

okay strange my post disappeared anyhow I said out of africa build log, that was incorrect, it was fresh on my mind, I mean Moogie build log was nice and indexed and to me it shows a bit more professionalism and cleans the whole log up great and turns it into a great reference thread as you can look back at specific points in the thread, it also reduces redundant question asking and searches. Its only a suggestion but it would be appreciated, if not no worries if and when I feel like going through 80 pages I will, I will just look at other logs til then. smile.gif

You sound jealous of the great build and design  Mario has completed. Try and be nice,some respect will go a long way.

post #2378 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

okay strange my post disappeared anyhow I said out of africa build log, that was incorrect, it was fresh on my mind, I mean Moogie build log was nice and indexed and to me it shows a bit more professionalism and cleans the whole log up great and turns it into a great reference thread as you can look back at specific points in the thread, it also reduces redundant question asking and searches. Its only a suggestion but it would be appreciated, if not no worries if and when I feel like going through 80 pages I will, I will just look at other logs til then. smile.gif


well "if and when" you decide to read it from beginning to end you will quickly realize it is a wealth of information, knocking a persons hard work just because they choose not to index there thread is little rude, Mario spent and incrediable amount of time documenting every detail of this build in his free time, any true theater enthusiasts has and will love reading from start to end of these builds, they are entertaining there so much information you get from them that will help you with your build if choose to take the plunge into such a project.
post #2379 of 3008
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

It's called compositing. Set up the camera on a tripod and have it snap pictures at every new position and then glue them all together with Photoshop (and a lot of talent).
Hard to tell if all those Packers fans are watching the same game, though, with some cheering and some in anguish (and some glued to the screen and some sleeping!! biggrin.gif). Mario - maybe the next invite you could buy the opposing team's jersey, keep the tags on it so you can return it and have your "anguished" guys in the opposing team jersey and the Packers guys cheering!
It's been a bit since I checked into this thread, but great photo and I am glad to see you are getting a lot of use out of the room!!

Thanks for chiming in and explaining the process. Your camera will also need a timer...which most should have. Otherwise you'll need to be pretty quick to snap the picture and be in it. smile.gif
post #2380 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by snickers1 View Post

well "if and when" you decide to read it from beginning to end you will quickly realize it is a wealth of information, knocking a persons hard work just because they choose not to index there thread is little rude, Mario spent and incrediable amount of time documenting every detail of this build in his free time, any true theater enthusiasts has and will love reading from start to end of these builds, they are entertaining there so much information you get from them that will help you with your build if choose to take the plunge into such a project.

Holy cow, +1 on this! Mario, thank you again from the other 99.99% of us who truly appreciate an over-the-top build with a thread to match!!!
post #2381 of 3008
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel Chaves View Post

okay there is 80 pages in this thread >.< could you do like an index on your first post of key things going on with this build... ^^;; pretty please, Im very interested just hard to follow with all the side talk.

Hi Daniel,

Indexing the thread was actually on my mind just prior to your posting. But I do think by doing so there will be some bits of information that may get lost or misinterpretted because of a quick read and/or changes during the process. I think it would be helpful though to those that did read the entire thread and wanted to look back at something within the timelined index.

Regardless, I do plan to index the thread...but it will take time.

So if anyone else reading this now decides to read through the whole thread (for the first or even second time) and bookmarks critical points during the read, that would actually prove helpful.
post #2382 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcascio View Post

Thanks for chiming in and explaining the process. Your camera will also need a timer...which most should have. Otherwise you'll need to be pretty quick to snap the picture and be in it. smile.gif

True. I assumed you set up your camera to automatically take pictures every 30 seconds or so to give you adequate time to change positions. My old digital SLR could be cued with a very small remote and have the photo snap 10 seconds later.

Tough loss for the Pack last night - the officiating was total BS the entire game.
post #2383 of 3008
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMcG View Post

True. I assumed you set up your camera to automatically take pictures every 30 seconds or so to give you adequate time to change positions. My old digital SLR could be cued with a very small remote and have the photo snap 10 seconds later.
Tough loss for the Pack last night - the officiating was total BS the entire game.

I don't think my camera will auto-fire every x seconds...but it does allow various countdown timers. A remote would be ideal though since it would keep the camera from being touched and possibly moved.

That officiating was tough to watch!
post #2384 of 3008
Mario... I can't remember if you have an iPad or not. If so, then you can get an app called ImotionHD. You can set it to take pictures at set intervals. I've just used it to make movies (like clouds moving and changing in fast motion), but I'd bet you could grab each pic and use them as a composite. If to, I'm sure there are other apps that would work. But, what do I know.
post #2385 of 3008
AWESOME !!!

By the way, what software are you guys using to rip your Bluray movies to local drives? And what format (mkv or mp4)

Thx
post #2386 of 3008
Wasn't able to read every post but I skimmed all 81 pages, fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Not just the end product but the level of detail of documentation. Makes me wish I still remembered how to use 3D studio and make some renders.

Thanks so much for all of your documentation I'm sure I'll refer back to some of it once I gut mine for inspiration.
post #2387 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by nosdude View Post

AWESOME !!!

By the way, what software are you guys using to rip your Bluray movies to local drives? And what format (mkv or mp4)

Thx
I use MakeMKV which of course converts to MKV. Very simple and free!
post #2388 of 3008
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by NightSkyMurals View Post

Mario... I can't remember if you have an iPad or not. If so, then you can get an app called ImotionHD. You can set it to take pictures at set intervals. I've just used it to make movies (like clouds moving and changing in fast motion), but I'd bet you could grab each pic and use them as a composite. If to, I'm sure there are other apps that would work. But, what do I know.

Unfortunately I don't think the iPad would give you a wide enough angle to shoot the shots that I was able to take with my Canon. But it's a good idea if someone doesn't have a digital camera.
post #2389 of 3008
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by design1stcode2nd View Post

Wasn't able to read every post but I skimmed all 81 pages, fantastic, absolutely fantastic. Not just the end product but the level of detail of documentation. Makes me wish I still remembered how to use 3D studio and make some renders.
Thanks so much for all of your documentation I'm sure I'll refer back to some of it once I gut mine for inspiration.

Congrats on making it through all 81 pages. wink.gif You're very welcome.

It'll probably be like riding a bike if you decide to jump back into 3D studio.
post #2390 of 3008
Thread Starter 
I snapped a few more pics today that I thought I'd post.

IMG_1513_small.jpg

IMG_1661_small.jpg

IMG_1521_small.jpg

IMG_1560_small.jpg

IMG_1564_small.jpg

IMG_1574_small.jpg

IMG_1579_small.jpg

IMG_1605_small.jpg

IMG_1609_small.jpg
post #2391 of 3008
I'm sure you are tired of hearing me say this...Awesome!!! Everything. Just all inspiring.
post #2392 of 3008
Sure turned out great Mario, thanks for taking the time to share the nicely done pics. And makes me want to to MainLobby another look. Always need more toys!
post #2393 of 3008
Geez.

Wow.

Words just don't do it...
post #2394 of 3008
Nice work!
I have been following this from the get go. Well ever since I became a member.
post #2395 of 3008
the cinemar software is starting to grow on me smile.gif

love the simplicity of it ,,, nice clean design
post #2396 of 3008
Mario-
IDK if you posted it already but how do you like the D-BOX? Is it worth the price tag?
post #2397 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ehoeft View Post

Mario-
IDK if you posted it already but how do you like the D-BOX? Is it worth the price tag?
I suspect Mario's works better than most, as he went with the full floating platform installation. That is critical to the success of the effect.

I tried both the platform and the "single chair" version (the latter at a movie theater), and while the chair action was the same, the latter is a waste of time. Your feet touch the floor and that totally breaks the illusion because your brain knows what the chair is doing. Pull your feet off the floor if you decide to try one of the D-Box theaters in the Chicago area. It's a totally different effect!
post #2398 of 3008
Did you ever try rendering the paneling and columns is a dark wood just to see what it looks like? Staining that much wood would be a chore and of course it would all have to be built with hardwood and veneered plywood but it might look cool.
post #2399 of 3008
Quote:
Originally Posted by design1stcode2nd View Post

Did you ever try rendering the paneling and columns is a dark wood just to see what it looks like? Staining that much wood would be a chore and of course it would all have to be built with hardwood and veneered plywood but it might look cool.

Agreed, but after struggling through a hardwood build for a much less ambitious theater, I would suggest that Mario made a good choice to go with painted. Building a theater out of Mahogany was like building a 15' x 20' piece of furniture and it took me about 15 months with at least one day each weekend. Certainly never again, at least for me... smile.gif

Bryan
post #2400 of 3008
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jon_B View Post

I'm sure you are tired of hearing me say this...Awesome!!! Everything. Just all inspiring.

Not at all. Thanks so much.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
AVS › AVS Forum › Home Entertainment & Theater Builder › Dedicated Theater Design & Construction › The Cinemar Home Theater Construction Thread