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The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:08 pm

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ILMVisualFX has uploaded to their Youtube page a new video breaking down some of their VES award winning special effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

We are proud to present this video which breaks down some of ILM's VES Award-winning effects work for the third installment in the Transformers series, "Dark of the Moon."


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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby BATTOUSAIXD » Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:57 pm

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Nice choice of scenes. I would have liked to see Optimus fight shockwave one-on-one and Meg's to have put up a fight but I guess you can't have everything you want...
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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby TulioDude » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:22 pm

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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby GetRightRobot » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:43 pm

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Like the movies or not, that stuff is just freaking Bad @$$!
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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby amtm » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:29 pm

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In Movie 1, the Decepticons are supposedly surrounded by a "weird aura" like a "force field" and nothing the humans do even scratches them until they use those "high heat magnesium sabot rounds" or whatever they called it. Then suddenly in Movie 2 and 3, the bots are as fragile as glass. One car hits him and Hatchet's head falls off and he shatters into a million pieces? A lot of talent got wasted on this silliness.
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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby RhA » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:57 am

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amtm wrote:In Movie 1, the Decepticons are supposedly surrounded by a "weird aura" like a "force field" and nothing the humans do even scratches them until they use those "high heat magnesium sabot rounds" or whatever they called it. Then suddenly in Movie 2 and 3, the bots are as fragile as glass. One car hits him and Hatchet's head falls off and he shatters into a million pieces? A lot of talent got wasted on this silliness.


Remember when Devastator showed up in G1? How long did his badassery really last? It's the golden rule. You're only though the first time 'round.

Except for Liokaiser.
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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby GetRightRobot » Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:40 am

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RhA wrote:
amtm wrote:In Movie 1, the Decepticons are supposedly surrounded by a "weird aura" like a "force field" and nothing the humans do even scratches them until they use those "high heat magnesium sabot rounds" or whatever they called it. Then suddenly in Movie 2 and 3, the bots are as fragile as glass. One car hits him and Hatchet's head falls off and he shatters into a million pieces? A lot of talent got wasted on this silliness.


Remember when Devastator showed up in G1? How long did his badassery really last? It's the golden rule. You're only though the first time 'round.

Except for Liokaiser.



Well.. Fort Max was pretty much untouchable until Roche and Roberts had Overlord work him over in LSOTW. Still, he had what? a 20 year streak of pure win? Not too shabby.
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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby TulioDude » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:07 pm

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amtm wrote:In Movie 1, the Decepticons are supposedly surrounded by a "weird aura" like a "force field" and nothing the humans do even scratches them until they use those "high heat magnesium sabot rounds" or whatever they called it. Then suddenly in Movie 2 and 3, the bots are as fragile as glass. One car hits him and Hatchet's head falls off and he shatters into a million pieces? A lot of talent got wasted on this silliness.

The difference is that in movie 1 was humans against Transformers and in 3,it was Dino that threw Hatchet.
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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby KingEmperor » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:07 pm

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TulioDude wrote:
amtm wrote:In Movie 1, the Decepticons are supposedly surrounded by a "weird aura" like a "force field" and nothing the humans do even scratches them until they use those "high heat magnesium sabot rounds" or whatever they called it. Then suddenly in Movie 2 and 3, the bots are as fragile as glass. One car hits him and Hatchet's head falls off and he shatters into a million pieces? A lot of talent got wasted on this silliness.

The difference is that in movie 1 was humans against Transformers and in 3,it was Dino that threw Hatchet.

I just started assuming that between TF and ROTF, NEST started outfitting all their weapons with said high-heat sabot rounds, hence the damage they can cause towards the Cons.
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Re: The Visual Effects of Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:28 pm

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KingEmperor wrote:
TulioDude wrote:
amtm wrote:In Movie 1, the Decepticons are supposedly surrounded by a "weird aura" like a "force field" and nothing the humans do even scratches them until they use those "high heat magnesium sabot rounds" or whatever they called it. Then suddenly in Movie 2 and 3, the bots are as fragile as glass. One car hits him and Hatchet's head falls off and he shatters into a million pieces? A lot of talent got wasted on this silliness.

The difference is that in movie 1 was humans against Transformers and in 3,it was Dino that threw Hatchet.

I just started assuming that between TF and ROTF, NEST started outfitting all their weapons with said high-heat sabot rounds, hence the damage they can cause towards the Cons.

That makes sense to me. In the first movie they were unprepared. RotF was 2 years later and they were specifically targeting Decepticons. Of course they would have gotten equipped for the task.
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