Post by grahamthomson on Jan 30, 2008 10:18:45 GMT
What was possible? Ape a two second fight scene from a cartoon?
I would be impressed by the above video clip (if it is to be compared with the mechanics of the Transformers designs by ILM) if not for two major points;
1. There is intersection. Those designs do not allow for the full range of movement to choreograph the film properly. When Optimus crouches down his thigh somehow disappears into his abdomen. This would not be able to happen in real life.
2. There is no transformation. What are Optimus and Megatron supposed to transform into? Where are the vehicle parts going to appear from? What does Megatron transform into? A giant gun with a really, really thick handle?
Sure, the robots look good and are good 3-D representations of the original cartoon characters, and the lighting is very impressive on this clip, but if the models are to be perceived as "real" then there's a long way to go.
Those designs do not allow for the full range of movement to choreograph the film properly. When Optimus crouches down his thigh somehow disappears into his abdomen. This would not be able to happen in real life.
Impossible anatomy? Perhaps the animator went to the same art school as Puttup Lee.
TFW2005 is merrily ablaze as all the old live action movie battle lines were hastily redrawn and the two sides began lobbing shells at each other again. Just like in that annual story, "Peace".
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
It is quite pretty and very "shiny", but there are a few technical flaws in it. There is a lot of "anime-magic" deployed - a fair amount of stuff, that as Graham says, wouldn't be possible if those were actually modeled properly in 3D space.
I guess I have been spoiled by some of the stuff I have been watching - I like my 3D animation to actually be properly modeled in 3D space, especially if it is going to be associated with the word "real".
It is a very pretty piece of animation, it looks very nice and it follows the choreography of its inspiration very well. So I guess it's ok.
I freakin' love this! Makes me yearn for a movie in this style! I know there are tech probs with it. But with a greater budet/animation capacity I'm sure it could have been done better, with transformations. Marvelous! Let's see Prowl Vs Starscream!!!
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.