by Jessica Nin
Were you the first to head to Universal Studios every time a new ride was created? If you were, then you are probably on your way to Universal Studios Hollywood right now, getting ready to jump into its newest attraction, Transformers: The Ride.
Chick Russell, Universal Creative’s show producer said, “This is without a doubt, the most technically advanced ride that Universal Studios has ever done.”
And it well should be. With motion platform vehicles, pitching, rolling and rotating at 360 degrees and its 60-foot tall photorealistic 3D Transformers- these robots will take guests through the intense Autobot vs. Decepticon fight of a lifetime. Thanks to the design from Universal Creative and Industry Light & Magic.
What makes this ride truly stand out in 3D is its 14 individual screens, an oversized front and rear, with a compound curved and added flat panel creation. These features do not allow the audience to see edges on a screen (like in a typical movie at the theater) instead, the audience can see no edges, so the characters are as 3D as the visual effects supervisors create them to be.
“Almost all of our work is in 3D. The Transformers, the robots, the backgrounds - all of it is the heaviest, most complicated characters we can possibly work with,” says Jeff White, one of the visual effects supervisors. “Optimus on the first film was over 10,000 pieces every robot is easily over a million polygons.”
4k x 4k resolution, 34 Christie projectors, custom 3D glassesit’s no wonder these robots are going to be creating quite the fight just to get into the ride.
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