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Tue May 14, 2013 6:42 pm

Wasn't there a video about three pages ago which shows the facial recognition thing?

That would be pretty cool to see people's faces as they go round.

Is that why there's so many cameras around the ride?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:45 pm

arsenalfan-1 wrote:
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Central news just confirmed the secret element

[spoiler]Facial recognition software[/spoiler]

Is this a joke or ...?


Someone get the video up on youtube of the article on central news because i wanna see!!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:46 pm

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:46 pm

I agree about the shutters Barty.  Possible 3d mapping effects projected onto it?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:47 pm

JayTricky wrote:
Wasn't there a video about three pages ago which shows the facial recognition thing?

That would be pretty cool to see people's faces as they go round.

Is that why there's so many cameras around the ride?


Possibly! Are we going to see an interactive coaster? :)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:48 pm

Maybe if you smile at just the right moment you get a reverse freefall on the vertical lift....
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:48 pm

Barty wrote:
JayTricky wrote:
Wasn't there a video about three pages ago which shows the facial recognition thing?

That would be pretty cool to see people's faces as they go round.

Is that why there's so many cameras around the ride?


Possibly! Are we going to see an interactive coaster? :)


He did say scream if you want to go faster "literally"
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:50 pm

Richardio123 wrote:
Barty wrote:
JayTricky wrote:
Wasn't there a video about three pages ago which shows the facial recognition thing?

That would be pretty cool to see people's faces as they go round.

Is that why there's so many cameras around the ride?


Possibly! Are we going to see an interactive coaster? :)


He did say scream if you want to go faster "literally"


Ah, so this is what the trims are for :moj
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:50 pm

Barty wrote:
arsenalfan-1 wrote:
Fred_Delicious wrote:
Central news just confirmed the secret element

[spoiler]Facial recognition software[/spoiler]

Is this a joke or ...?


Someone get the video up on youtube of the article on central news because i wanna see!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZM0-jEUUiE
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:51 pm

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I agree about the shutters Barty.  Possible 3d mapping effects projected onto it?


I think we are going to see some sort of mesmerising effects inside the building that are going to disorientate you and make you feel 'what the hell has just happened!!' It would make sense to have shutters because they arnt going to want sound and light echoing between the station and the riders in the indoor section
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:54 pm

To clarify, I thought the facial recognition thing in the central news story was in the ride but it was for the ITV guy. My mistake. Can't believe I thought the front row had to wear camera helmets hahaha
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 6:57 pm

Wow, I come home from a day at work and am absolutely floored by all this new footage!

Most striking things from the POV:

- The indoor section is shaping up nicely, though is clearly under construction still. LOVE the "HA HA HA" signage with the twisted theme playing. I imagine we'll be seeing plenty of effects in there too. Looking forward to see what that whole section is like once the ride is finished and open.
- The Flasher is quite possibly the most intense headchopper I've seen in my life. I even flinched just watching it on my computer screen!
- I like the Smiler logo in the pit, but I hope we see some more floor markings/theming in there.
- The landscaping is looking brilliant so far.

Aaaaaaand that's my excitement levels propelled through the roof once again...
 
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Tue May 14, 2013 6:59 pm

From the Central news broadcast [credit to TPC]:

Train in action on the circuit:
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Station interior:
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Wardley!:

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 7:00 pm

why, why oh why did AT have to go with the bright yellow tacky theme :'( we could have had a real sinister thing, based around a hospital or asylum or something :(





But dayum, that airtime hill. ;)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 7:02 pm

I dont think  this ,becouse the smiler have lot of cameras around the site ,one near to cobra roll/bat wing

Other near to sea serpent roll and noruegan roll ,moments for smile '' its a world first face detection roller coaster ¡¡¡
If an inline twist, tower times team  would not hide ¡¡¡
i want to corrected now ¡
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 7:02 pm

Does anyone know how big the indoor section drop is because it looks huge on the pov ;) and also is there going to be a mist/smoke effect in the entrance to the indoor section like there is in the game
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 7:06 pm

Danny wrote:
Station interior:
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Very minimal but I like it a lot.

epicV3N0M wrote:
why, why oh why did AT have to go with the bright yellow tacky theme :'( we could have had a real sinister thing, based around a hospital or asylum or something :(


Isn't that kind of the point though? It is a real sinister thing cloaked in an over-exaggerated coating of happiness, which only adds to how sinister it really is. Much more unique and striking than them going the run-down, spooky route again.

If any of you play video games, this is what Portal would be like in ride form - it's the same "Yay! Science is FUN and SAFE!" facade over a sinister reality approach.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 7:07 pm

JayTricky wrote:
arE Y0u R3AdY t0 Sm1Le? wrote:
Kirsty25 wrote:
arE Y0u R3AdY t0 Sm1Le? wrote:
One I still believe there is a SE becuase the said themselves there is a SE, the wont and CAN'T lie ( a little thing called the law... ;) ) and it did skip for a few secs! The lights were on and it still looks unconstructed in the indoor section, and it's JW final coaster he was settel for amazing he will settel for SEJJSKKALEKSK GRAEAHAJA THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE IT AMAZING! ;D anyway I think there is more too see! Well, I hope and I'm not I will pay for it myself and have them put it in haha ;)


Alton Towers confirmed that their claim of a second hidden element was a typing error and it was in fact secret hidden element.


What was the SE,
Im soo sad that there might not be one! Still a fab coaster but it does not have that special Alton touch to it :-(


Aw common lad you're kidding right? Nemesis does not have a cheap gimmick and its one of the greatest coasters in the world. When will people realise IT DOES NOT NEED A SECRET ELEMENT TO MAKE IT GREAT. Think TH13TEEN...

It has Altons touch all over it. Look at the Marmaliser! The Marketing!


I was thinking the same, to say this thing isn't special is silly.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 7:07 pm

its just I feel its a little rushed. I totally agree though :) just doesn't seem very... Towersy ;)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue May 14, 2013 7:08 pm

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What did John say in the interview?
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