LED "ocean" caustic Projectors.
Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:05 PM
Posted previously about potentially using a dry for wet technique on the next project we are working on. http://www.theunderwaterrealm.com/
Still looking into the dry for wet technique idea, but now broadening horizons to potentially using a led projector which can project the caustic patterns we require.
So far I am yet to find a projector that doesn't look utter rubbish! However, I have seen a mechanised system that rotates a piece of pattern glass over a metal gobo in front of a light. This has been the best "effect" of underwater light simulation I have seen yet....but it was only on a very small scale, and I need something that is going to be MUCH bigger!"
Does anyone have any ideas/ suggestions on how I could maybe get this to work on a larger scale, and how I may go about manufacturing something like this. OR does anyone have any experience with the LED "ocean" projectors?
Many Thanks in advance!
Posted 27 June 2011 - 06:18 PM
You could also do it for real, with pans of water and lights bouncing off. You might need some really big mirrors, though, to make it look like it's coming from above. Or, you could use transparent trays. Coming through smoke, that might look pretty good, come to think of it.
Personally I'd project it digitally through very very light haze, as was done for the models in The Hunt for Red October. Be careful about projector refresh rates.
I've always wanted to work on something like that...
Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:21 PM
Posted 29 June 2011 - 02:56 PM
Where are you located? Some types of fixtures may be harder to source than others.