Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]

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April 27, 2016



As with all my RCT3 videos, Purple Haze began as an experiment.  In this case, it is an experiment in the use of blending SketchUp and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.
As a result, you will find some really cool elements that you won’t find in other RCT3 videos.  On the other hand, you will probably notice that the ride isn’t as richly layered as many of the RCT3 creations today.
Believe it or not, Purple Haze is a project that I’ve been working- on and off- for several years!
When I began “construction,” on Purple Haze in late 2009, many custom scenery elements that you see today did not exist.  Here is a link to the original thread:

http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,2309.msg52054.html#msg52054

I would like to thank (Imagineer) John for building me the VW ride-vehicles so many years ago.
This is definitely not your politically correct sort of ride.  I present to you my experiment:
 
Purple Haze

Setting: 1960s themed roller coaster / dark ride built in the 1980s

Coaster Type: “Glo” coaster

The backstory: What happens when you decide to pick up a hitchhiker and get stoned?
Enter the world of Aquarius through a drug-fueled “purple” haze where you decide to take a road trip (or acid trip?).
Travel the HIGH-ways to Woodstock.  Will you reach your Destination?
Will the carefree mind-altering drugs spin you out of control?  One thing is for sure: what a strange trip it will be.

Enjoy!







April 8th, 2016
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Hello everyone.
Long time no see.
Over the past few years I've tinkered with an experimental project I call Purple Haze.
Finally, after so much time, I have completed it.  Here is a little teaser.

Enjoy

-JMAinAZ

« Last Edit: April 27, 2016, 06:36 PM by JMAinAZ »

Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/8/2016
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 09:06 PM »
Jeez, I remember this one... It's been so long! Can't wait!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/8/2016
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2016, 08:36 PM »
Groovy!  Can't wait!!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/8/2016
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 11:32 PM »
Ride: Complete
Filming: Complete
Music: Choreographed
Sound FX: In the process of being installed
Title, Credits, Behind the Scenes: In development
Final Render: Soon!

Video release: Soon!

-JMAinAZ
"What a long strange trip it's been"

Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/8/2016
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 08:21 AM »
Can't wait for this!

And by the way, Welcome Back!!!!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/8/2016
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 01:04 PM »
Nice work. Aren't you the guy who made the animated flags CS?

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/8/2016
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2016, 02:36 PM »
^ Yes.  I'm an "old-schooler" from back in the Atari Board days.

Since my website (PutMeOnTheNet.net) is down-
You can visit my YouTube channels here:
https://www.youtube.com/user/jmainaz/videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe0UqlLA6RbJFT-sPmTCyoA

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/19/2016 (Added Screenshot)
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2016, 06:39 PM »
 :o  That looks fantastic!!

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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2016, 06:40 PM »
Can't wait!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/19/2016 (Added Screenshot)
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2016, 12:16 AM »
Those lights are gorgeous! Cant wait to see more.

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/19/2016 (Added Screenshot)
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2016, 02:45 PM »
Awesome stuff :)

Hoping your site goes up again!  Every couple months for the past 5/6 years I get a yearning to watch your Mummy ride or the History one (can't remember the name)

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/19/2016 (Added Screenshot)
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2016, 10:49 AM »
Marvellous picture...totaly cool idea with the guitar lift and a great neon skyline in the background.
Very intense atmosphere.
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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/19/2016 (Added Screenshot)
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2016, 10:57 AM »
Looks like an improved version of the Rock n' Rollercoaster, nice song choice!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2016, 06:37 PM »
April 27, 2016



As with all my RCT3 videos, Purple Haze began as an experiment.  In this case, it is an experiment in the use of blending SketchUp and Roller Coaster Tycoon 3.
As a result, you will find some really cool elements that you won’t find in other RCT3 videos.  On the other hand, you will probably notice that the ride isn’t as richly layered as many of the RCT3 creations today.
Believe it or not, Purple Haze is a project that I’ve been working- on and off- for several years!
When I began “construction,” on Purple Haze in late 2009, many custom scenery elements that you see today did not exist.  Here is a link to the original thread:

http://www.shyguysworld.com/index.php/topic,2309.msg52054.html#msg52054

I would like to thank (Imagineer) John for building me the VW ride-vehicles so many years ago.
This is definitely not your politically correct sort of ride.  I present to you my experiment:
 
Purple Haze

Setting: 1960s themed roller coaster / dark ride built in the 1980s

Coaster Type: “Glo” coaster

The backstory: What happens when you decide to pick up a hitchhiker and get stoned?
Enter the world of Aquarius through a drug-fueled “purple” haze where you decide to take a road trip (or acid trip?).
Travel the HIGH-ways to Woodstock.  Will you reach your Destination?
Will the carefree mind-altering drugs spin you out of control?  One thing is for sure: what a strange trip it will be.

Enjoy!


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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2016, 07:43 PM »
HOLY HELL, WE'RE NOT WORTHY! :ohmy:

Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2016, 09:33 PM »
A psychedelic trip that is not to be missed. You're always pushing the limits of RCT3 and this is yet another example of that. Amazing!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2016, 01:44 PM »
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...  :o

This has to be one of the most amazing rides I've ever seen in RCT3. I love the dark ride section, and the glow effect on the rails, and the music notes on the ceiling, and the sound walls/tunnel, and EVERYTHING! Keep up the awesome work!  :up:

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2016, 11:22 PM »
C20H25N3O  :o

The Albert Hofmann among coasters in RCT...visually mind-blowing, overloaded SFX and absolutley fantastic music. Just Perfect!
Thank you for sharing this experience!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2016, 10:43 AM »
Oh! I am speechless, and that´s something unusual! I´ve seen so much things created with this game in the last 12 years, but after that long time, this project and ride is something outstanding and unique. I myself build darkrides and know about many problems and things coming along when you are building a darkride. But you´ve nailed it, there are so so many amazing and never seen effects in your video. I thought while watching the ride, oh shit, that´s not possible with RCT3, how did he do that? Seriously, I am not sure how you could implement some effects neither after thinking about it a long time. I love to create never seen effects in RCT3 and want people to wonder about the realization. So you made my day.
I love the general setting as well, the ride is very funny and you have lots of great ideas: for example the guitar launch, the ferris wheel and the flower effect. That´s simply amazing! At the end when you show the Sketch Up work and the real RCT3 footage together I must have been wide open-mouthed. Fantastic work!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2016, 11:35 PM »
 :o I don't have a clue how you did that. 

I haven't been this mesmerized by an RCT3 video in years. You have raised the bar to a new height, one that I doubt will ever be beat. Just incredible. So glad to see you back again and thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Now I've got to go watch that again!
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« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2016, 04:31 AM »
What a clever idea! Love everything about this ride, but especially the flowers and sun segment with Aquarius playing. Wonderful!

The coaster itself is very nicely executed, and looks like it would be a heck of a lot of fun to actually ride!

Being the world's greatest procrastinator, I totally think the wait was worth it! A tip of my hat to you sir!

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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2016, 12:25 PM »
 :o Woah... Don't do drugs, kids. Watch this instead. ;D Absolutely brilliant!
Yeah that could work :D

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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2016, 10:57 PM »
Looks like a stoned Laff Trakk. My ADD and I likey. A lot.

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« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2016, 12:48 AM »
That was unbelievable.  I've never seen anything quite like this. This was incredibly unique and well-built, and I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Excellent work.
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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2016, 09:54 AM »
That was unreal!!! :w00t: A purple flavored trip to the heart of an alternate groovy reality. The effects and scenery are mind-blowing, and the music choices for each section of the ride fit perfectly. My jaw dropped even further watching the ending! I was blown away all over again by your Sketchup work. Brilliant job, JMAinAZ, thank you so much for sharing! :up: :love: :up:

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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2016, 12:34 PM »
This was really outstanding work! I guess you made those tracks completely in sketchup in order to align everything so perfectly ingame! Props to you, you got the patience to do such a hard thing, but you can be really proud of this work  :w00t: Never thought about this theme for a ride, but this only proofs RCT3's possibilities are endless if you use your imagination and hold stand! This game has not died and you just proved it  :up:
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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2016, 09:27 AM »
DANK!!!

although I'm still at a loss as to what molecule that was supposed to be? Definitely didn't look like a cannabinoid what with all those nitrogens.
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Re: Purple Haze - By JMAinAZ - Update: 4/27/2016 [RELEASED!]
« Reply #28 on: May 20, 2016, 10:36 AM »
The only critique I could have is that the pacing of the first couple inversions was very fast. Other then that the ride was superb. You can really see the time you took into making everything lean and buzzin, it looked so refreshing and jokes. Honestly one of the most different projects I have ever seen!

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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2016, 12:42 PM »
wtf did I just watch, looked I was high AF  8|


but wow this was nice!