In fact, I think even the Prime designs would acceptable in live action. Or the WFC/FOC designs.Dagon wrote:On the first part, I knew what you meant. That's why I said that their being flops was not due to their CGI. All I saw was Beowulf, and it was marvelously animated. It's problems were not due to animation.
The not G1 thing was for my own personal laffs, as any time G1 is mentioned in this forum, people wet the bed with cries that these movies aren't G1. So, I had laffs.
But in summation, I agreed with you that the designs don't need mind-bending complexity in order to seem realistic.
Or hey, since they're "alien beasts/alien vehicles" anyway, I'd imagine the Beast Machines designs (with enhanced CGI quality) looking decent in live action. Or even the Beast Wars designs (though, again, with better CGI quality, since, as they are now, they wouldn't work so well and would look more like how Ace Lightning looks).