|This is the prototype scene we |
are trying to capture.
The backdrop prints arrived from LARC Products today. I rolled them out on the family room floor to take a quick look. They came out great.
Later that evening I taped-up one temporarily to the wall to check it out. The scene with the large cranes had me worried as they were a lot of ways that part of the backdrop could not work. The color saturation, perspective and sharpness all could make it look unrealistic. So I did a mock up and I think it worked out nicely.
The backdrop is very sharp. I was a bit worried about that as I used a 150 dpi image (at 57,000 pixels wide it was already over 1.2 GB in size.) The colors are a little unsaturated, which adds an element of distance. That effect is more noticeable in the iPhone shots. In person, the colors look spot on.
I went with their Fab-Tex material because it was removable and reposition-able.
Now to get the backdrop and benchwork installed. Then on to laying some track.
If you are interested in this backdrop, I have granted LARC Products permission to print this backdrop for other users. They plan to add it to their product line.
|Backdrop temporarily taped in place with mocked-up benchwork.|
|Taking a look at the backdrop on the |
floor of the family room just after it arrived.
|Another test shot with more distant ships and cranes.|