Damn, Hard to Believe This is CGI

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  1. Tuckerfan

    Tuckerfan BMF Staff Member Moderator

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    It's not perfect, as in a few shots you can clearly tell that it's CGI, but in other shots it looks real.

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    The shot at the end with the water gives it away, but otherwise it looks great.
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    I want a virtual reality game with that level of graphics. That would be amazing.
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    real time or pre-rendered? the former would be impressing, the latter not so much.

    the only real final frontier are believable CGI humans. half the 'landscapes' you see even in non-SFX movies are fake by now. watch the effects reel for movies like THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (just as an example, there are plenty). you wouldn't believe what's fake in there before you actually see it.

    looking at ROGUE ONE, believable humans are not too far off either. just a liiiittle bit further out of Uncanny Valley...
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    oh for fucks sake it's right in the title. real time. nice!
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    I'm not surprised. I give it 5 ot 6 years before believable cgi humans are perfected. Won't be able to believe a thing "caught on film" soon after.
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    The new Unreal engine does amazing things, but I have yet to see a video in which it renders living, moving beings. I am guessing that is not its strength.
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    Wow. Other than the water you could have told me that was real and I'd have believed you. Can I have my holodeck yet?
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    Nothing has that strength, not even Hollywood's server farms.

    Not yet.
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  10. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I dunno, they've never freed up a render farm to its maximum power.
    Movies have to be done to deadline, to a budget, and they have a million scenes to do.
    Without time or money limits, and with the memory freed up, I wonder.....
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    Somebody would have done it just to show that it's possible :shrug:

    Well, OK, it is. Image metrics and motion capturing go a long way. But from scratch... guess we'll have to wait a few more years for Ingrid Bergmann and Humphrey Bogart to appear in the inevitable remake of CASABLANCA ;)
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  12. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Deadlines are the biggest bottleneck.
    If they could spend, hmmm, 5-6 years getting every little pore right, I think they could do it.
    But your average movie, they like to get that rolled out 6 months, a year tops.
    2 years if it's James Cameron spending his own cash.
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    Yes. At this point, it is not merely a quantitative problem. We haven't figured out how to do it yet (to my knowledge).