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mverta
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: MU-TH-UR Replica Reply with quote

Hello, everyone -

My partner and I have decided to do the machine room in our new facility like MU-TH-UR. Below is a quick comparison of the original, and a test render from the CAD files I've done to this point.



Photogrammetry-wise, I know we're really close, but due diligence means I have to ask: Has any part of the original set survived? I would love to see one of the little stepped pyramids up close. I figured some section or one of the panels would've shown up at an auction at sone point, but so far haven't been able to locate any. Has anybody seen something like this?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these any good Mike?








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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I knew something like that was out there... This particular resolution doesn't provide me with any data I don't have, but it does confirm where I am, which is helpful. I usually have a hook up somewhere to get access to stuff like this, but this one I just can't seem to get my hands on directly. Thank you for posting!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eager to see the next update on that particular project Mike
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2023 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4 Years Later...

I ended up buying the original MU-TH-UR door frame when it came up for auction on Propstore

https://usm.propstoreauction.com/lot-details/index/catalog/267/lot/62123

Then I had it very, very thoroughly scanned in 3D, just to make sure it is preserved as data in case anything happens to it.

Then I built a door to go along with it.



Recent auctions of a large panel from the set, along with the absolute reference of my original door (I have confirmed it's the original) allowed me to refine my panels and the layout somewhat:




Now I'm working on the CAD for the chair. I have scoured the internet for every photo there is, but I know there are some shots out there I don't have - at least one from "Hans Kim" appears in the chair replica thread on this forum....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2023 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need more chair references. I strongly suspect there were two chairs made - one with the colored keyboard and the cable panel on the right side and one with the cable panel on the left side and the white keyboard for insert shots.

Beyond these differences, I keep crashing into proportions conflicts between references, which would make one of the consoles slightly shorter in length and/or slightly smaller. The differences are consistent - that is the on-screen versions match each other, and the isolated/worn-out-prop versions match each other.

Because I can use my MU-TH-UR door as a real-world absolute reference, I can camera match to reference plates very accurately, but I have to approximate the camera focal length and position for the isolated shots. Still in all, they are coming up as consistently different.

Need. More. References. (Don't we always!) Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2023 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing like having the original door for sure!! I know that one of our member from France built the whole chair + console. He might have pics you haven't seen before.

If you do a search, he's on the Alien discussion here on Propsummit. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2023 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eff me. Bravo.
That will be one helluva place to surf the 'net. LOL
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys -

Working on it - there's a greeblie in the upper-right-hand corner which I just KNOW is a found item...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2023 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good for sure...as for the greeblie on the right hand side: yes, found item as the same for the greeblie on the left (or the skeleton of one).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2023 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need the OCD crew to mobilize on those. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2023 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it, mverta.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2023 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First pass on the chair.
I could do temp greeblies but I sort of hate to.
I know those things are out there.




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2023 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I think is the best I can do for now, without better references!











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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2023 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic job for sure: really cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely amazing!

So glad you were able to finish it.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2023 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely amazing!

So glad you were able to finish it.
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