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Video: How does the Mercedes-Benz Stadium work?


Jared Owen writes:

The Mercedes-Benz Stadium is where the Super Bowl will be held on Feb 3rd, 2019. I'm not much of a sports guy but this building really caught my eye! It has a retractable roof unlike any other stadium in the world. It will open or close in just 8 minutes! The 360 degree halo board can be seen from any seat. In video I also do a complete walk through of the stadium floors so that you can get a feel for the layout.

The roof was the trickiest to animate. Each of the 8 petals moved using drivers so that all I needed to do is animate one property for the roof to open or close. The Mercedes-Benz logo was placed on top of the petals so that it looks correct when closed.

Comments/Critiques are always welcome. I hope you enjoy the video!

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Jared Owen

I make 3D animations about how things work and post them to youtube!

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