All Things Fall

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Nov 06, 2020
     Category: Death | Technology | Special Effects

My gosh, it's the temple of Moloch! Horrifying! :ahhh:
Posted by Patrick Southam on 11/06/20 at 07:33 AM
Another Saturday night at our local roadhouse.
Posted by KDP on 11/06/20 at 11:02 AM
I was definitely born too early.

For generations, authors have sold their works to filmmakers and then bewailed how Hollywood ruined their story.

Within a few years, all the pieces will be in place for a writer to create their own movie from scratch. ZBrush and Unreal Engine can be used to generate very realistic faces and bodies. Blender is very good at creating realistic motion. 3D printers are getting faster, cheaper, and producing finer details. The problem is these are all so high-end, no one person can truly master them all. But soon, they'll have evolved to the point that an author will be able to write a story, create the characters, choreograph their movements, 3D print each frame, and use a stop-motion camera to film them in succession to create a full movie.

(Some might say you could just use the animation directly without printing it out in 3D, but cgi still looks flat. In a recent survey, 92% of people correctly identified which of 5 ten-second clips were actual film footage and which were cgi (although 12% incorrectly said one real clip was cgi). For still images, the best cgi artists can fool over half the people, but they're immensely talented, highly skilled, and take days or even weeks to perfect a single face. CGI has reached a plateau, and it will take a grand breakthrough for it to start to become invisible. Until then, rendering the image on a grand scale, printing it out several times life-size, and photographing it produces the most realistic image.)
Posted by Phideaux on 11/06/20 at 04:34 PM
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