View Full Version : 3d Haunted House Reference

01-08-2010, 09:58 PM
Just wanted to ask a quick question.

This year I would like to do a 3d haunted house. I know that I need tons of blacklights, florescent paint, and chroma-depth 3d glasses, but I would like to see some images of 3d haunts to use as reference for a basic idea. So if anyone knows of a place that has some cool images of a 3d haunt, I would really appreciate it.

Also, does anyone know where I could get some good deals on florescent latex paint. I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on paint if I don't have to.

Front Yard Fright
01-08-2010, 10:18 PM
http://blacklight.com/ would be your best bet for flourecent paint but the stuff is super expensive!

If you're looking to do a clown themed haunt, Larry's been posting updates of his Terror Visions haunt he's been working on here: http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_house_forums/showthread.php?t=10055&page=4

01-08-2010, 10:32 PM


Most 3D paints are acrylic based and are very expensive. Also, for props and floors, don't forget to seal your 3D art for BEST results! -Tyler

freak 'n' stein
01-08-2010, 10:35 PM

01-08-2010, 11:20 PM
Also do not paint directly on top of a black base. For the best result undercoat the area to be painted with white paint.

Allen H
01-08-2010, 11:32 PM
dont limit yourself to 3-d art for inspiration. look for all art that is within your theme. If you can have an artist draw comic book style art in your theme. I chalked out all the sketches that I had on the walls. Then like Kevin said I rough painted them with killz paint (any white would work). then I painted them in 3-d style. its painting by depth not color, how far away something is from you determines what color it gets painted.
Do not outline your figures in the painting process, I like to paint the pieces and leave gaps in between them. As an example If I were painting a shirtless person each muscle would be a stroke of paint, separated by a bit of black. Don't outline the body and just fill it in that looks terrible.
Its hard to explain it took me a while to get it down. A projector will do you aworld of good in getting the art on the wall.
best of luck, what theme are you doing?
Allen H

01-09-2010, 12:07 AM
While on the subject, does anyone try to recycle the paper glasses or do most people just let the customer keep the glasses?
I have been trying to find a copy of John Burton's "Scary 3d Attractions" for weeks now with no luck. Anyone know where to find that book?

Gore Galore
01-09-2010, 08:05 AM
It is out of print right now, and he is planning on reprinting it at some point.

www.hauntideakit.com used to sell an ebook version but I don't know if he is still selling it.
But it might be worth checking into.

01-09-2010, 08:54 AM
Thanks Kevin. I just sent them an e-mail.

01-10-2010, 10:48 AM
Thanks everyone for the pics and advice.

We are going to do a twisted toxic / alien theme this year.

Actually, doing some searching on the web, I cam across a site that has cheaper fluorescent paint. For future reference, check out this site.


It's like 30$ cheaper than other places I've seen it.

01-10-2010, 03:44 PM
You don't have to use fluorescent paint for 3-D.

01-10-2010, 10:44 PM

We use their paint mostly. We use other companies as well but use these guys the most.