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Re: Thanks a pile!
05/31/11 02:44 PM

> How to scan Video Pinball?
> Do it again, and again, and again. Repeat.
> VP is a print on cardboard with a foam core print glued to the top.
> Not a big deal right?
> Wrong.
> The big ass scanners at BPS had a lot a problems with the uneven surfaces. Going from
> cardboard to foam core was just to much for the rollers and sensors to handle.
> So I built a frame out of foam core to hold the playfield flat and with 3" of board
> on all sides and the back.
> Now the thing was to thick, so, rip the back board off and try again.
> Still was pain in the ass. The sensors still had issues with the cut out areas. Spent
> 3 hours sitting and waiting while they went at it over and over.
> So, what we've got is pretty darn good, but not perfect.
> Perfect would involve stripping the foam core away and scanning the board itself.
> Actually, this might be possible without destroying the playfield.
> The foamcore is glued down to the surface, and as it happens, one piece popped off
> cleanly.
> It may very well be possible to pull the foamcore off the board without doing any
> damage.
> I'll be looking into that, but since this is borrowed from a working machine, it's
> probably not gonna happen.
> As for blacklight, I will be attempting some photos of the board both head on and
> back inside the cabinet, sitting on the mirror, and then back in its proper location.
> I'll do long exposure photos, without the bezel causing reflection. This should
> provide us with some reference material and perhaps something usable.
> I leave it to MrDo! to work his blacklight voodoo on this piece.
> Eventually, Mame might give us the ability to present the game on a slope as
> originally intended. My hope is that having the art finally in game will inspire
> others to push the graphics further. The latest addition of filters certainly is
> moving in that direction.

Very cool. Thank you for all your efforts!

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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Behold! New Bezels TrevEB 05/26/11 12:13 AM
. * Video Pinball under Blacklight TrevEB  06/15/11 06:03 PM
. * Video for my reference Mr. DoAdministrator  06/15/11 07:05 PM
. * Re: Video for my reference jcroach  06/16/11 10:40 PM
. * Re: Video Pinball under Blacklight jcroach  06/15/11 06:09 PM
. * Re: Behold! New Bezels Nightvoice  06/01/11 09:38 PM
. * Re: Thanks a pile! Antny  05/26/11 04:16 AM
. * Re: Thanks a pile! jcroach  05/26/11 02:42 PM
. * Re: Thanks a pile! TrevEB  05/27/11 03:22 AM
. * Re: Thanks a pile! jcroach  05/31/11 02:44 PM
. * Sweeeeeet! Mr. DoAdministrator  05/26/11 12:44 AM
. * Re: TrevEB  05/26/11 02:41 AM
. * Re: Sweeeeeet! Mr. DoAdministrator  05/26/11 02:46 AM
. * Re: Sweeeeeet! TrevEB  05/26/11 06:51 AM

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