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flowing river and moving waterfalls Hamms Scenorama ? Answered

Hi 
I am trying to make somewhat similar to Hamms Scenorama beer display, with moving waterfalls and flowing river. 

heres the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtTNlgw-X-g

The concept i have grasped is that the forefront picture is printed in clear plastic, 
the problem is the moving part picture ,

should i print it in clear plastic too or shoud it be translucent paper (cloudy like )

or is it the other way round ?

any suggestions would be appreciated ,

thanks all  

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Josehf Murchison

3 years ago

I have seen these in action.

Both are opaque.

The foreground sheet moves left with the grain / for up and \ for down. then the back sheet moves right with the grain \ for up and / for down that is why the smoke and the fire looks like it is going up and the water is going down.

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jimz73Josehf Murchison

Answer 3 years ago

Thank youJosehf Murchison for your suggestions

for the time being i will try to make the water flow only (no fire included) .

i am making the foreground sheet static (only 1 picture) as i feel it will be easier to manipulate.

so the foreground i will be making opaque.

as for the background i think i will go with transparent plastic so the light can penetrate the water flow moving

any other inputs ?

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Josehf Murchisonjimz73

Answer 3 years ago

Just the background needs / lines to create the illusion of moving water.

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jimz73Josehf Murchison

Answer 3 years ago

OMG

THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

on your previous comment i read / as in OR.hahahaha silly me.

it dawned to me when i read your second comment.

ok so coming back to the topic.

the foreground i should make as regular print on opaque sheet right ?

and for the background transparant plastic i will just have to print / all over ?

this image of what i made might help in understanding more of what i am trying to achieve ,

once again thank you so much!

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Josehf Murchisonjimz73

Answer 3 years ago

Yes

The fore sheet should have vertical lines where you want the water to move.

Then the tilted lines on the back sheet cast a shadow on the fore sheet makes the water look like it is moving.

My fault using the back slash it was the easiest way I had to describe the lines on the back sheet, / lines for down and \ lines for up with the fore sheet moving to the left.

However if the fore sheet is a still then you want the back sheet moving to the right use / tilted lines for down, and if the back sheer is moving to the left use \ tilted lines for down.

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jimz73Josehf Murchison

Answer 3 years ago

Thanks bro for the explanation

As this is a hobby project , i am planning to do it this weekend ,

thanks to you i got the basics already for the foresheet and backsheet

I know i will be having some challanges in::

1) Making the motor to rotate slowly

2) Combining the motor with the led light for illumination as far as the wiring goes

Will update again once i make it.

Cheers

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jimz73

3 years ago

i came across this too ,

this is from naturespiritinc.com

as far as i can see its printed on transparent plastic so the light can shine through

the design though a bit more complex , albeit the basics are the same concept with hams beer sign.

cheers