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8D vs 3D movies

  1. Jun 21, 2011 #1
    How often do you watch 8D movies ? or do you watch mostly 3D.

    How many theatres are there in your locality?

    My other question is

    Do 8D theatres need more preparation time to load the movies ( i guess lot of weeks) than 3D(which is instantaneous)? I think 8D theatres need to prepare for every scenes in an appropriate way( for example , the way the chairs move, and the blow of air and waters).
    isn't it?
    Thanks for your valuable answers.
     
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  3. Jun 21, 2011 #2

    Ryan_m_b

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    What on Earth is 8d??
     
  4. Jun 21, 2011 #3

    Evo

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    Thank you, I didn't know either.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2011 #4

    Ryan_m_b

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    I've encountered 4d before at places like Disney land, essentially just interactive 3d shows but anything more makes less sense than that!
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 #5
    But they have been promoting these shows as 8d
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 #6

    Ryan_m_b

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    Who has? I don't doubt that a cinema would advertise this but it doesn't seem to make much sense!
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 #7

    micromass

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    8D movies are movies in 8 dimensions, but 6 of the dimensions are tightly rolled up and are not visible at normal energies. So they are essentially 2D movies... :biggrin:

    Seriously, this looks like a scam from the cinema...
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 #8

    jtbell

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    It seems to be an Asian (mainly Chinese) thing. Google searches for things like "8d movies" (for which this thread is the #1 hit :!!) ), "8d movie theater", "8d cinema" etc., turned up a movie theater in Kathmandu, Nepal:

    http://www.citycentre.com.np/leisure-and-entertaintment

    and an equipment supplier

    http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/8d-cinema-system.html

    Step down to a mere 6D and you get a lot of equipment suppliers:

    http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/6d-cinema-system.html
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 #9

    micromass

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    Hmm, I see some business opportunity here. Give me money, and I'll give you 10D equipment instead of the prehistoric 8D.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 #10

    Ryan_m_b

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    Pah no one listen to him! Give me your money and I will wrap up his 10D in an all encompassing 11D system! Watch films in HD so defined it would make God's eyes square
     
  12. Jun 21, 2011 #11

    Ben Niehoff

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    I really don't understand this 3D movie trend. If I want a totally immersive experience, I'll go outside.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 #12

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    If you're watching a movie that's showing what you can see in your backyard, that might be the real problem here
     
  14. Jun 21, 2011 #13

    lisab

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    "...this one goes to eleven..." :biggrin:
     
  15. Jun 21, 2011 #14
    In 8D theaters here, they explain how its 8D as follows

    3 dimensions of spatial space (vision)
    1 dimensions of sounds
    1 dimension of time (motion)
    1 dimension of shakes (they create in the floor and chair)
    1 dimension of wind (they create with fans or blowers)
    1 dimension of rain (they create with artificial showers)

    So, it seems too easy to increase the dimension.
     
  16. Jun 21, 2011 #15
    They forgot the dimension of fire, and what about the dimension of blowing sand and dirt on your face?!
     
  17. Jun 21, 2011 #16

    micromass

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    Or the dimension of people shooting you with guns...
     
  18. Jun 21, 2011 #17

    turbo

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    And why only one dimension of sound? No surround-sound?
     
  19. Jun 21, 2011 #18
    That might actually be kinda cool... once or twice. There's a ride at Canada's Wonderland (been out since before I was born I think). It has a 3d screen and the chairs move. It's pretty legit, the best one I've seen was for X-Men, the effects actually scared me (I was like 10 or so). Also the 3D effect is far superior to that of recent movies (like Avatar)

    Still if I wanted to go to the movies I still rather watch the good old 2D versions. I'd go to this at an amusement park though for sure, sounds sick.
     
  20. Jun 21, 2011 #19

    BobG

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    Where's the dimension of smell?

    I want to fully recreate my childhood experiences of cow tipping, complete to the point of going home with the aromatic reminder of everything I stepped in or puked up while traipsing drunk through the pasture.
     
  21. Jun 21, 2011 #20
    Takes branes to watch these movies:rolleyes:
     
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