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    Hi, everyone, Does anybody know anything on how the changing portraits are done like at the Haunted Mansion? Any kind of insite (even a guess) would be appreceatid..

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    Ive beem to the haunted mansion. THose ones are probably changed by a project. You would pay at least 5-6 hundred bucks for one. Rememember that that is owned by the multi billion doller industry known as disney.

    Michael Ball
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    Sorry, don't know how it is done. There is another thread http://www.halloweenforum.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2290 that was started by a seller for advertising their portraits. In the discussion, someone thought their price was around $110 from the person that started the thread, but didn't mention any pricing.

    Not sure if they use the same fresnel method as the trading cards that either have motion or different scene as you angle the card.

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    Syrus - Check out Lenticular Lens on Google, if you want to make your own. Also, check out Sundial Designs, run by Aurther Brill, he does some really cool morphing photos. Their was anohter company doing cool changing photographs at HauntCon, but I can't remember the name right off, if I do I will post it later.

    Big Greg ~~~ Fear by Design !


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    As I remember it the haunted mansions portrait changes no matter where you are in the room. I am almost positive you would nead a PROJECTOR** to do that. THe ones for $110 only change when you walk by them. I personally think that they are corney, and even if they werent i would only spend at maximum $50. But thats me.

    Michael Ball
    HERES JOHNNY!!-The Shining

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    They use rear projection for the stages of transformation. I found the info at Doombuggies:
    http://www.doombuggies.com/secrets_load.htm

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    The ones Sundial Designs were selling use an effect similar to the lighting within a pepper's ghost setup; one light goes on in front of the object from above, then dim at the same time a light is powered up from the back at the bottom. Cool effect and it works pretty much anytime you can see the face of the portrait, even from the sides.

    Big Greg ~~~ Fear by Design !


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    Hi, I looked up sundial designs on the web and couldn't find any changing portraits. Is there a web address anyone?........Thanks

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    Here is the web address:

    http://www.sundialdesign.com/portraits.html



    The Dark Tomb - Psychological Terror at it's best!

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    Sundial Design has some creepy looking static portraits too. One comment on that though is that here in Texas I can get similar creepy portraits in an old frame at antique shops and thrift stores for around $10 - $15. You just have to look around. You can normally get a good deal if you ask for it.

    How many people shop at an antique store to buy a creepy old portrait of someone else's family member to put in their house?



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