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Pinball Dreams - 3D Translites

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  1. mwong168

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    Hi pinheads,

    Really happy to announce that our 3d translites will finally hit the market. First title will be Medieval Madness and will be available end of jan / beginning of feb. It'll be a fully licensed Williams/PPS product. More 3d translites for major Bally/Williams titles to follow in the near future

    Took as nearly 2 years till we reached the actual quality level. And as PPS and Williams seem to like it very much as well it is now ready for the market and is being produced at the moment.

    The making of:

    1. We made a high res scan of the original translite

    2. We cleared the graphics and finalized them in Photoshop

    3. Color matching as close as possible (original print was silk screened obviously)

    4. Then we started to separate various layers in Photoshop (13 layers in total in MM) - problem simply is: you cannot just cut out graphics and put them on another layer. Because of the "movement" in the final product you'd simply see the blank space behind. So all layers had to be filled - gaphic had to be extended by hand

    These above mentioned steps took around 100 hours so far to make it as perfect as possible...

    5. Then we send this Photoshop file to a 3D artist. He rebuilt the artwork in "real 3D". Why ? The reason is quite simple - to achieve the best 3d impression possible. In MM for example the lance of the trolls isn't just stuck to a certain layer - it simply goes through various layers - from background to the foreground. So the entire motive has been reconstructed in real 3D which results in a stunning 3D effect throughout the entire translite

    6. Now the translite is ready to be printed. They are printed in offset print to achieve the highest possible resolution (offset resolution is up to 4x higher than digital prints) But please have in mind - a lenticular foil is applied to the prints afterwards in order to create the 3D impression - we used a 60 lpi foil (which means 60 lines per inch). So it cannot be as sharp as a standard translite - without this foil it wouldn't work. But I'm sure many of you have seen a Tron or Avatar translite - this is what you can expect (although these titles haven't been produced with the real 3d technique - these are simple layers put behind each other)

    To follow are some impressions of the creation process. Its is of course not possible to make photos or even a film of the final product cause you'd simply won't see the 3d effect...

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    Now.....in order to at least give you an idea what it will look like...here's an animated gif where you see the movement in the various layers.

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    Availablity:

    3D translites will be available for US customers at planetary pinball and for outside US customers directly from Pinball-Dreams.com

    You can preorder your copy of the translite now - please drop us a mail with your complete contact: info@pinball-dreams.com

    We will collect US orders and forward them to our partner PPS. You can also preorder directly through PPS - a preorder list will be set up in the next days.

    Prices for the translites are:

    Outside US customers - 195 Euro
    US customers - 195$

    Plus shipping

    Have fun - really hope you'll enjoy this cool new product

    Regards

    Henrik
    (Pinball-Dreams.com)
     
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    Wait... so CDN customers have to pay $195 Euro's vs. $195 USD? That means with current exchange we would be paying at least $20 more! (Unless Canada is considered a US customer, then this is moot)

    Neat effect... and I guess Wh20 is the next title!

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    If you have a pair of 3D anaglyph glasses check this out:

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    Here are some installed pics of people who received their MM 3-D translite.

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    but.....

    will it make me a better player? :rolleyes:



    I have to admit that I love the effect on my Tron though.
     
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    How many times have you been to Portal on Tron? ;)

    I'm not really seeing the "3D" from the pics and hope someone takes a video. But again with the crappy dollar not sure I could justify the price of this mod at $199usd ~ $280cdn plus shipping and taxes.
     
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    Yeah, but maybe they'll make a 3D "booty" version for your Congo :D

    It's almost like you can reach out and touch it!
     
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    Also here is a video bigbossfan shot last night after he installed his MM 3D translite

     
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    Looks like Fish Tales is next...

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    The more depth in the art a translite has the better it looks with the 3D effect. This FT one has a tremendous amount of depth and it looks amazing in 3D. Love it!
     
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    Just joined the forum and saw this thread while looking for a Sega Star Wars Trilogy Lenticular Translite. Will you be looking to perhaps do a run of those anytime soon?
     
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    Nobody on here makes these and if you are interested in purchasing them you could do so via Planetary Pinball site here:

    http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5...creen=PROD&Product_Code=PPM-3D-WH2O-TRANSLITE
    http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5...Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPM-3D-AFM-TRANSLITE
    http://www.planetarypinball.com/mm5...&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=PPM-3D-MM-TRANSLITE
     
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