New SheiKra Art

Monday, February 14, 2005 7:47 AM
According to this art rendering SheiKra looks like a Vekoma or Arrow track, with inside rails. I found it interesting.

http://www.screamscape.com/html/bgt_-_sheikra_0.html

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Monday, February 14, 2005 7:56 AM
Yeah...clearly not the most accurate piece of work but cool anyways.
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Monday, February 14, 2005 10:07 AM
That's almost M.C.Escher-esque in it's geometric absurdity...!
Outside wheels and outside track ties...
they are colliding right there in the picture!
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Monday, February 14, 2005 10:41 AM
And here I was thinking that IJ:ST was going to be the only new coaster(s) that went down a flight of stairs, LOL...:)
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Monday, February 14, 2005 11:12 AM
Number of people who would actually notice something like that: 5,692

Number of those who are not coaster enthusiasts: 0

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Monday, February 14, 2005 11:25 AM
I tip my hat off to anyone who can paint that well, hell I couldnt do that for the life of me. But clearly to me It dosn't look like the car is making it through that drop tunnel ;)
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Monday, February 14, 2005 12:03 PM
I find it interesting that the track is facing up in one part, and is facing down in another part. It must be similar to X! ;)
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Monday, February 14, 2005 12:09 PM
Pretty funny. I wonder just how much information that artist was fed?
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Monday, February 14, 2005 3:05 PM
It's called "Concept Art" and I highly doubt that the artist hired to create the artwork was given the specs of B&M track. The point of art of this nature is to give someone (a GP'er) a general idea of what the coaster will do and what the area will look like. Any actual resemblabce to the actual ride is purely coincidental.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 1:01 PM
I wish I still lived in Tampa. This is the most exciting coaster opening this year if you ask me.

Yeh its an alright picture, better than i could do.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 1:39 PM
I'm just curious as to how close the actual train will end up looking like that in the concept art. I like it:)
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Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:57 PM

bowtobusch said:
I wish I still lived in Tampa. This is the most exciting coaster opening this year if you ask me.

Yeh its an alright picture, better than i could do.


I agree, the ride looks great, along with the great theme. I hope to see this ride get great reviews.

^I just wanted to point something out about the concept art. I know the drawings aren't made to be 100% acurate. Unless Badnitrus is part of the project.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 10:25 AM
The thing about Kieth (Badnitrus) doing concept art and animations for roller coasters is the fact that he is a roller coaster enthusiast himself. He has honed his craft (using 3D Studio Max) recreating roller coasters since he was a student. So for him to do roller coaster concept art is almost a no-brainer. In fact, his stuff is so accurate, a park may want to purpously use someone else so there is still some elements of mystery about the project. Remember the Stealth concept art? http://www.rcdb.com/ig583.htm?picture=2 Same idea, it gives you a good idea of what the ride will be like without giving away too much actual information.

Sorry if I sound like a stick in the mud about this. But I have done some concept art in the past. It always bugs me when someone looks at a piece of concept art then eventually sees the finished product and they immediately point out the differences between the two. Well, duh. It's much more difficult to draw something that doesn't yet exist.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:20 AM
I don't think anyone here is insulting the concept artist, we're just being enthusiasts and pointing out the problems that would arise from the coaster being built as depicted. I'm sure most people understand the difference between concept art and actual Badnitrus-caliber recreations.

I remember the concept art for SFMM's X being the same way- it illustrated very little about the actual ride being built. I also remember that being very frustrating ;)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:28 AM
At least someone understands the point of the topic. Concept art is for the GP to look at and for enthusiasts to comment about and complain.
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Wednesday, February 16, 2005 12:07 PM
It almost really isn't fair to call Keith's stuff "concept art". He actually does *depictions* of rides not even BUILT. Most of the time parks just use actual photos of a similar ride in another park, or go thru the hassle of drawing up something *reasonably approximating* the ride that is to be built. Keith goes WAY beyond "approximating", LOL...
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