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  1. Realistic Eyeballs: Tutorial

    Eyes, eyes, eyes. Why do so many prop builders focus on making perfect eyes? Well, it's the first thing ToTs look at to determine if it's a fake monster or a live actor. You could at least fool them for a few seconds if the eyes look real. For most scares... that's all the time you need





    Okay, here goes the tut... get your wine out. ...

    Updated 08-24-2011 at 06:37 PM by Terra

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  2. Integrated Haunt Control using DMX/VSA: Tutorial

    Castle of Terra has been using a computer to serve as central command for the control over the pneumatic props in it. Over the years there have been many questions and answers on how this is done. Thought I'd put up a general tutorial on how to use a computer, software and DMX signaling to run your haunt. This is no way comprehensive and you should always read the manual that comes with the software and hardware you'll buy. They should be the go-to... not this tutorial. A nerd, I am not
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    Updated 08-24-2011 at 06:42 PM by Terra

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  3. Killer Tree/Hedge: Tutorial

    Yeah, yeah...I know. Another old tutorial. But, I have an excuse! Been working on two big projects. One was the Demon Horse that needs to wait until it can be pictured in it's native habitat (graveyard). That'll be a tutorial nearer Halloween. The other project is new ChromaDepth 3D panels and those tutorials were made last year. So... you get an old tutorial again but now it's shiny and cleaned up


    Here's how to transform the 'Haunted Hedge' prop you can buy at the store (that ...

    Updated 08-24-2011 at 06:45 PM by Terra

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  4. Animated Spider Victim: Tutorial

    Another one of my older tutorials. Brushed off the dust and shined it up a bit. If you want to see it in action and have me explain how it works, please see this video:





    The genesis and heart of this 5' tall spider victim is from a 'Hanging Man Zombie' prop made by Gemmy and
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  5. Pallet Toe-pincher Coffin: Tutorial

    Don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've been slowly transferring my photo album tutorials to the blog here. I've fixed some broken pieces (picture links), put on a fresh coat of paint (better explanations) and added a few more goodies to them (videos). This next one was my very first tutorial in the summer of '08. Yeah, I took a lot of pictures back then


    This coffin is made
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