Virtual Magic - Disneyland in 3D
This collection explores the 3D model of Disneyland I'm creating using the free program Blender. Consider yourself forewarned, though: nearly all of these show the backstage side of Disneyland most people aren't aware of. If you feel like seeing this will "ruin the magic," stay away. If you want to gain an appreciation for what makes Disneyland tick so well...well, come in! The higher the set number, the newer the renders, and the contents of the set are arranged from newer to older.
The renders are also featured in my blog, www.disneyland3d.blogspot.com, where you can find in-depth information about my process and the subjects of the renders. You can also make comments or suggestions there--or here on Flickr, for that matter. There's also a great FAQ on the first page of this thread on Micechat.
Enjoy, and if you'd like to post or use any of these renders elsewhere, be my guest, but do me a favor and credit them to Joe Cardello. Thanks! =)
Also note that when time permits, I do like to render video fly-throughs of the project. Check them out on YouTube at: youtube.com/profile?user=1taken
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: If you are reading this right now as someone who works for or is affiliated with Disney, you may be tempted to "blow the whistle" on me. Before you do that, I'd like to ask that you consider the following:
1. This project makes me want to go to Disneyland even more, so I buy tickets more frequently and generate more revenue for you.
2. No one in their right mind would see this project as a substitute for the real thing, so I'm not losing you any customers that way.
3. Perhaps most importantly, my purpose with this project is NOT to tell people that Disneyland is really a dirty industrial park. What I'm trying to promote is appreciation for the skill needed to conceal these backstage areas in a beautiful and unobtrusive way.
4. The vast majority of my information comes from perfectly legal sources. I haven't snuck backstage or anything like that.