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02-08-2012, 08:49 PM #1
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- Jun 2009
Very Cool: Fan-Created CG Version Of Original Star Tours, Now In 3D
If you never got to ride the original Disneyland Star Wars attraction, Star Tours before it was ripped out and replaced, this is probably as good a simulation as you'll be seeing any time soon.
Because you'll be taking the ride at home, everything has been recreated in CG, and not just the on-screen action. So, always present is Rex, the nervous RX-24 pilot droid, and the video starts by simulating part of the pre-show experience.
Here's the 2D version of the video, and below the 3D version which, using YouTube's nifty stereo controls, can be configured to output in just about any 3D format you can imagine - so, yes, even if you've only got a pair of the old red-blue glasses, you can join in.
I take my hat off to Gregory Noacco, the animator who spent months putting this together for nothing but fun, love, respect and, I'd expect, a bit of a telling off from Lucasfilm.
Which is to say, I think we should all be ripping these videos now, before they suddenly vanish from YouTube.
Now, Mr. Noacco... how about getting to work on a D-box enabled version 2.0?
Thanks to Disney Themepark blog Inside the Magic for the embeds.
02-08-2012, 10:20 PM #2
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- Jan 2011
- Binghamton, NY, USA
I can't help it--I see those doors and I want to scream "We've got movie sign!"
02-09-2012, 02:17 AM #3
Wait.. someone is going back and replacing Star Wars footage with CGI.. and it ISN'T George Lucas?!
Actually, I'm somewhat disappointed the virtual ride is missing the most important part of Star Tours! The part where the ride dumps you into the gift shop so you can spend so much money on overpriced Star Wars merchandise that fills Lucas's money bin.
02-10-2012, 04:50 AM #4
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02-10-2012, 05:17 AM #7
Ah, I went on Star Tours many moons ago in the country which Master _OM_ would call Frog Country and it was really cool and blew my 14 year old mind. So that brings back some nice memories. I mean the life-size X-Wing fighter at the entrace was enough to have me geek out.
02-10-2012, 06:11 AM #8
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02-10-2012, 08:15 AM #9
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- Jul 2010
- Euro-Cit / South District / Sector-13
I remember the ride with my young niece, we were amazed by the huge 1:1 scale X-Wing in the entrance and we were fascinated by all the ride. Without being in 3D, it was really an immersive ride. So, here, when a ride is excellent, why to absolutely add the 3D gimmick??
Maybe the word "simplicity" is really not understood by Lucas...R.I.P. Toena (2001-2013)
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