We have been provided with the following video which features Mark Mine, Director of Technology Concept Design at Walt Disney Imagineering. In the video, Mine talks about the use of WDI’s Digital Immersive Showroom (DISH) technology, which allows Imagineers to use a form of pre-visualization (previz) to explore the new land at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort.
Using a combination of high definition projectors, 3D glasses and cameras to track the Imagineers movements, DISH allows them to virtually walk through Cars Land in real time long before it’s built. This technology gives them the advantage to be able to experience and tweak the guests’ experience long before anything physical is committed. These include possible issues like story, sightlines, audio cues, timing and even audio animatronics, a process that greatly supplements the traditional last phase of the Imagineering process, ‘test and adjust.’
Note the virtual vehicle as the Imagineer rides through Radiator Springs Racers.
Cars Land opens at Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort on June 15, 2012.