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Robo coaster model

 
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ntweisen



Joined: 13 Mar 2011
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Location: Ohio

PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Robo coaster model Reply with quote

I created a kuka robotic arm roller coaster 3D model, inspired by the Harry Potter ride. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndlP529N-zwurl]Check out the video here.[/url] Please let me know what you think!

[url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndlP529N-zw[/url]
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wokcreative



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. Your website has a lot of good stuff on it, too.
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Holly
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Joined: 06 Aug 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! Nice modelling, and I like the dome screen that it passes through. I haven't been on Harry Potter yet... This is great though. I used to do computer animation, and I know that it takes a lot of work to get to this point. Keep working on this stuff... could be great portfolio pieces!

I am not a coaster hardware person, but you might want to check the ride clearances. On the first, it looks like you could only have one vehicle on the track at a time because the ride car passes over another part of the track when the track curves inward (so it would create risk of vehicle collision unless carefully timed or if you are doing a highly themed ride, it might create points where you can see other ride cars or have odd sight lines into scenes from earlier in the ride). Ideally, you would want the option to put several vehicles on the track simultaneously and even if there is a stall at the load station, the ride will still run seamlessly...

This is minor -- you have the big first step taken care of, which is getting the concept out... there is always tweaking to be done. On the second ride, when the car goes under the track, just watch to make sure that the one ride support isn't too close to the car (if you have a moving car, you never want something that the tallest of people could reach out and touch).

Great computer model! Smile What software are you using?
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ntweisen



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, the track and vehicle get pretty close to each other which would prohibit multiple robotic arms on this particular layout. This was more for proof of concept. Knowing now that I can make it work I can create a bigger more realistic layout. I'm using CATIA V5.
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