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Re: Hardly in the same category.
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• Posted by: Pogel Adler
• Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at 11:55 p.m.
• IP Address: isa.imsd.uni-mainz.de
• In Response to: Re: Hardly in the same category. (Josh)

> I like CGI when it's used appropriately, as in LOTR. But for creating the
> entire external environment of a "live action" film? Simply
> ridiculous.

I strongly doubt that LotR didn't want to show off with it's VFX. You could have used much more "appropriately".

> How do you do lighting effects in a virtual set that are fully consistent
> and photographic in a film employing CGI sets exclusively?

I do not know what you're saying, but there are numerous techniques. (maybe HDRI?)
And who says that it has to be 100% real? As long as it looks good or realistic or appropriate or whatever, I don't have a problem with workaraounds.
You know, films with real sets are not even lit realisticly! There are simply not 50 suns of various sizes in real life....

I love "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." I don't recall any CGI sets in
> it, and, as for Toon Town, the *point* was that it was animated... but
> even Toon Town wasn't completely animated!

I think there is the problem. Nobody said something about CGI sets. I simply said animated.
Do you think CGI is worth less then traditional animation? I'm not assuming anything, I'm asking you.
And BTW, I was referring to the Rabbit himself.

You know, I think this is leading nowhere, you won't let go of your point, I won't of mine. And I don't want a 'real' fight here.
So I'll just try leaving it at that and enjoying the great score!

PA




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