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RocketGib
06-02-2006, 12:24 AM
Ok folks, it's that time of year again! Many fireworks companies are putting the finishing touches on the huge displays next month for the annual Independence Day celebrations (U.S.)

July 27, 2006 (NEW!!!): Full Show Video (.WMV Format; 235MB (15 mins on Broadband download)) (http://www.coastermasters.com/video/amerbeatfull_BIG.wmv) -- I will be posting this on something like Google Video for those without highspeed connections later. :)

It's finally here! Click below to see the FULL VIDEO of my latest Mixmaster creation... "America, The Beautiful". EXCLUSIVE! Only at Coastermasters.com!!!!

FILE SIZE: 236 MB -- Windows Media Video Format

Mirror #1 (www.GUNRadio.com): Click Here (http://www.gunradio.com/americathebeautiful.wmv)

Streaming Video from GOOGLE VIDEO: Click Here (great for 56k users!) (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-44901853267134689)
The park file(s) will be available within one week.

NEW!!!: TEASER VIDEO (7.5MB) (http://www.coastermasters.com/video/AMERTHEBEAU_COASTERMASTERS1.wmv)

I've made taken the challenge of navigating the crippled Fireworks Mixmaster to create a 15 minute show using some of the best custom fireworks and music from the ages. This is a totally patriotic show featuring music from the late Ray Charles, along with many more with a spectacular finale planned! As I begin to finish this up I'll post some screenies.... For now, here are a few teaser shots:

http://www.coastermasters.com/fireworks/americathebeautifullogo1.png
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0069.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0070.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0071.jpg

PyroMikkel
06-02-2006, 09:55 AM
Looks good..!;)

Are you only using that kind of custom fireworks?
if you do, i think it will be freaking awesome..:)

Keep it Up..!

PyroMikkel

RocketGib
06-02-2006, 12:38 PM
The purple ones in the bottom have glitter trails... they look freaking awesome when animated.

I need more effects however... when RCTPyro died, I also lost a large portion of effects I had created a long time ago.

RocketGib
06-02-2006, 02:29 PM
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0074.jpg

Did some more effects... this one features a cool multicolored roman candle style effect going across the water.

PyroMikkel
06-03-2006, 04:28 AM
You Made these!!??:eek:

They are awesome, i make fireworks too, if you want to have like a second designer add me to msn (if got)
Lots of people say that my effects are awesome, so check operation orchestra out in user created media, i was the fireworks designer there...

Just add me if you want me to create some effects for you, i would love to help, this show is gonna be awesome..!;) :cool: :up:

PyroMikkel

RocketGib
06-06-2006, 12:28 AM
Update: Show is about 80% complete. I'm finishing up the "God Bless the USA" scene and will be moving on to the finale. I created 5 more custom fireworks today for this thing. It's gonna be huge!

ndmpatriot
06-07-2006, 02:30 PM
Looks awesome so far? It's going to be up for download right?

RocketGib
06-07-2006, 07:35 PM
Looks awesome so far? It's going to be up for download right?

Yeah I'll post it here and on my site when it's finished.

aoshi
06-07-2006, 07:38 PM
Looks cool. :cool:

RocketGib
06-10-2006, 10:46 AM
A couple of high-quality pics of the left viewing stands... I'm going to try and do the other side this weekend. :)

http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0082.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0083.jpg

RocketGib
06-11-2006, 02:54 AM
New firework effects just made today!
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0086.jpg

Incredible!:
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0087.jpg

And the show aint even over yet at this part :p
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0089.jpg

Enjoy the screenies... more updates coming! ;)

ben299192
06-11-2006, 04:09 AM
Wow, I can;t wait to download it.

Orion
06-11-2006, 08:17 PM
RELEASE THE VIDEO!!!
IT'S TO MUCH TORTURE TO LOOK AT SCREENIES!!!

RocketGib
06-11-2006, 09:44 PM
RELEASE THE VIDEO!!!
IT'S TO MUCH TORTURE TO LOOK AT SCREENIES!!!

I will... when I can find a suitable video capture program that doesn't lag :p

RocketGib
06-11-2006, 11:20 PM
More pics... (probably the most photorealistic yet!):

http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0090.jpg

http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0091.jpg

http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0092.jpg

http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0093.jpg

Now starting work in the finale! The finale is about 4 mins long. :)

ben299192
06-12-2006, 04:47 AM
Can't wait for a video!

Mayhem101
06-14-2006, 09:12 PM
This fireworks show looks amazing!! The only thing I dislike is the USA writing at the end, it doesn't look very neat, it seems shaky and not very uniform...I know it's hard to do a good laser writing, so I'd just leave it out...

...by the way: Are you making your own custom fireworks? If you are, how'd you learn how to do it? I've been looking for a tutorial everywhere and can't find one, if you know where one is, could you link me to it?

I love the idea for this too!! America the Beautiful should be our National Anthem in my opinion, it's such a beautiful song.

RocketGib
06-15-2006, 02:14 AM
This fireworks show looks amazing!! The only thing I dislike is the USA writing at the end, it doesn't look very neat, it seems shaky and not very uniform...I know it's hard to do a good laser writing, so I'd just leave it out...

...by the way: Are you making your own custom fireworks? If you are, how'd you learn how to do it? I've been looking for a tutorial everywhere and can't find one, if you know where one is, could you link me to it?

I love the idea for this too!! America the Beautiful should be our National Anthem in my opinion, it's such a beautiful song.

Actually, the laser writing itself looks really good when you see the actual animated version. I really wish Frontier would have allowed for simple fonts or something of that nature to be rendered. It would be nice to be able to have animated laser objects too that fly around on the wall..

The finale is just now being put into production. It will follow the score from Stars and Stripes Forever, as seen with many 4th of July shows. Funny thing about this particular segment is that I did one last year before Soaked came out showcasing my custom water fountains I made out of carefully crafted fireworks particles. Unfortunately they look like crap in Soaked and Wild because the "burn" feature was added, but now the water fountains in Wild take care of that anyway! :)

RocketGib
06-18-2006, 02:48 AM
ok, time for more finale preview shots!

http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0101.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0102.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0103.jpg

Thanks to Pyromikkel's fireworks pack, I can really pack this finale with tons of gunpowder! :)

ZoomRocks
06-19-2006, 12:17 AM
You show is going to be amazing! Can wait to watch it

RocketGib
06-21-2006, 06:21 PM
Just a small update... I'm releasing this to the public on July 1, 2006! :D

Orion
06-21-2006, 07:00 PM
If you put a pic there, it's not working.

RocketGib
06-21-2006, 07:20 PM
If you put a pic there, it's not working.

You can't see the very first pic in the thread? I can. :p

EDIT: Speaking of pics, here's some more finale shots!

http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0105.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0106.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0107.jpg
http://www.coastermasters.com/screens/Jun06/Shot0110.jpg

bctrainers
06-22-2006, 03:28 PM
Very nice gib, i'm afraid to see how much all of that will lag my pc when playing it. X_x

ZoomRocks
06-22-2006, 03:43 PM
WOW


That all I can say about the teaser

RocketGib
06-22-2006, 03:50 PM
Very nice gib, i'm afraid to see how much all of that will lag my pc when playing it. X_x


Don't feel bad, it lags like mad when I play it in real-time.. the only way I could get a nice video like this was to use the dreaded in-game recorder which gives you like 70+fps/sec when played back.

My advice to everyone is to set your system prefs to "performance"

ZoomRocks
06-22-2006, 04:04 PM
mine doesn't go that high it only goes to blancne (however the hell you spell it) lol jk

superstrikertwo
06-22-2006, 04:10 PM
this is soo totaly awsome

Matandmel05
06-22-2006, 05:14 PM
Simply amazing!

Aren't the firework bases a little too close the grandstands?

RocketGib
06-22-2006, 05:21 PM
Simply amazing!

Aren't the firework bases a little too close the grandstands?

Well, since fireworks in RCT3 don't have collision detection, it's hard to avoid a few flaming balls flying into the crowd closest to the projection screen... However the other effects are much higher up than you would think.

Also, these fireworks are special, that's why I can have them close to the stands... :p

RocketGib
06-24-2006, 03:16 AM
mine doesn't go that high it only goes to blancne (however the hell you spell it) lol jk

Performance is actually a low setting as it reduces the overall rendering quality, but somewhat speeds up the framerate. ;)

Gorogoth Prod.
06-24-2006, 12:54 PM
This is one of the best displays all around that has graced the rct community. The scenery is incredible and from the pictures the overall quality of the display its self is jaw-dropping. I cant wait to see the final product

RocketGib
06-27-2006, 05:34 PM
UPDATE:

I might release the video of the display later on tonight... I was up last night at 1:00am when I started the rendering process... Took me freakin 15+ hours to render this 15 min show... I had to re-render twice because RCT3 kept crashing lol.

You guys will enjoy this though... I promise.

Look for links later on tonight!

I will also pack the park files, etc. and will post them at a later date... Most people won't be able to run it without lag anyway because of the insane amount of particles. However if you think ur pc has what it takes, this resource will be available to you if you want it (or if you want to use the cool arena I made for it).

publicitystunt
06-27-2006, 06:28 PM
looks awesome, can't wait...

RocketGib
06-27-2006, 08:53 PM
I'm uploading it to Google Video right now... it's half-way done (this thing is HUGE... 236MB to be exact)..

I'm also posting it on my site (coastermasters.com) and that will take 3-4 hours on this REALLY NICE (sarcasm) DSL upload connection. :haha:

If all goes well, I'll release it in the chats tonight at around midnight CST... Otherwise we'll wait til later Wednesday evening when I've got it all nailed down.

You won't be disappointed, I promise you. :cool:

RocketGib
06-27-2006, 11:24 PM
Ok, you can rape my server now... -_-

Full download for video posted above... Park files coming soon! :)

linksys65
06-28-2006, 12:32 AM
BEAUTIFUL It Was Wonderfull You Really Pulled It Off This Deserves a Standing Obation :) Absolutely Marvelous Impressed I Have No Talent For Fireworks:( But It Makes Me Feel Great When i see People With Such Great Talent Congratulation On A Show Extremely well Done :D :D :) :cool: :D :cool: :10sur10: :turning:

k_peek_2000
06-28-2006, 12:38 AM
Err there really is no reason for it to be 235mb. RDCT was 18 mins and I was able to pull out GREAT quality with 90mbs. Try reducing it lol.

RocketGib
06-28-2006, 02:24 AM
Err there really is no reason for it to be 235mb. RDCT was 18 mins and I was able to pull out GREAT quality with 90mbs. Try reducing it lol.

I'll be exploring other compression methods this week... Divx is one of them...

The reason the file is soo huge is because the video is at 1024x768 resolution. The lasers look like crap under any thing less. I'm planning on burning the big version to a DVD later anyway :p

publicitystunt
06-28-2006, 08:51 PM
great job, you really did a great job. I liked how the music somwhat matched the fireworks.... really a nice job

RocketGib
06-28-2006, 09:53 PM
Google Video Link posted above for those who don't want to download a huge file! :p

superstrikertwo
06-29-2006, 05:04 AM
wow i just watched it and the Yani music is my favorite by him your show was amazing thank you

kylr23
06-29-2006, 05:08 PM
HOLY CRAP BEUTIFUL SHOW YOU MADE
i cant say any thing more its a perfect 10/10 show im planing my own 4th july show but i cant make fireworks:mad: o well.

k_peek_2000
06-29-2006, 07:16 PM
Great video, I just totally lost interest in all types of Fireworks because my bros car cought on fire and was destroyed so I am like. eh for the 4th. I used to be so obsessed with the 4th and would of prefered it over xmas anyday. Well great show!

Pasaway
07-02-2006, 06:47 PM
THAT WAS AWESOME! THE BEST FIREWORK SHOW ON EARTH... SERIOUSLY... I CANNOT EVEN MAKE ONE LIKE THAT! GREAT JOB!:D

RCTdood
07-03-2006, 01:50 AM
hey is there anywhere i can find the firework mentioned in post #4 it looks amazing and im trying to recreat wishes and that would add so much to it
Thanx:)

spinme35
07-03-2006, 02:16 PM
The show is amazing! im wonder what is the name of the firwork that you used when the video is at 1min and 40 seconds. Its like a sparkling one thats white and it looks really nice. I would like to use that firework if you can find out its name for me.

rct addict
07-03-2006, 03:45 PM
it looks amazing! :up: :up: i only wish i could do 1/2 as good. if awards were given for this you'd most likely win.

RocketGib
07-03-2006, 05:20 PM
The show is amazing! im wonder what is the name of the firwork that you used when the video is at 1min and 40 seconds. Its like a sparkling one thats white and it looks really nice. I would like to use that firework if you can find out its name for me.

Are you referring to the sparkling fountain scene?

superstrikertwo
07-03-2006, 05:25 PM
he found it already

ken2633
07-04-2006, 10:11 AM
:eek2: A great show and a fitting tribute to Independence Day. :up:

Cyberleader
07-04-2006, 10:20 AM
You do of course realise that 'American The Beautiful' is an extinct Disney CircleVision film? :P

Looks amazing! Some of those pictures I swear are real! I will watch it ASAP!

RocketGib
07-04-2006, 12:08 PM
Happy 4th of July everyone! :D