Interview with ILM Animation Supervisor Scott Benza

Interview with ILM Animation Supervisor Scott Benza

Friday, October 12th, 2007 4:21pm CDT

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Industrial Light and Magic Animation Supervisor Scott Benza has been interviewed by Scientific American.com.

In the interview Benza discusses the difficulties of animating the robotic cast in a way that depicted their bulk and size, as well as their athleticism, ILM use of the "virtual background pipeline" technique to give themselves a fully digital version of movie locations, and Benza's hope for the future of animation.

For the full interview, head over to Scientific American.com.

Credit(s): scientificamerican.com, tfw2005


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Re: Interview with ILM Animation Supervisor Scott Benza (398143)
Posted by Bouncy X on October 12th, 2007 @ 7:06pm CDT
well congrats because that's one of the things that impressed me the most with the animation, the fluidity of their movement...especially the scene where Bumblebee does his little boxing dance during the autobot intro scene, i swear it looks like it was motion capture its so fluid and lifelike...and then there's even the smaller movement of when he tries to tell the other autobots to be quiet with his hand. i knew the effects would be top notch and awe inspiring but i never expected them to move so fluidly (is that a word? lol)

if this movie doesnt get the oscar for visual effects, it'll be sad ..the only other movie i can think of that could possible rival it is the 3rd Pirates but we've seen that stuff done in the 2nd movie so it wasnt as new and "ground breaking" and to me, doesnt deserve it for that reason..lol
Re: Interview with ILM Animation Supervisor Scott Benza (398210)
Posted by OptimusShr on October 12th, 2007 @ 7:51pm CDT
I echo the above sentiments. Transformers CG blew me away.
Re: Interview with ILM Animation Supervisor Scott Benza (398484)
Posted by darth reven on October 13th, 2007 @ 12:46am CDT
cool i liked the way them made the CGI in the last movie
Re: Interview with ILM Animation Supervisor Scott Benza (399353)
Posted by First-Aid on October 13th, 2007 @ 12:52pm CDT
The movement was very fluid, not what you'd expect from Terran-made robots which added to the idea of their alien nature. The combination between CGI and reality was truly seamless, adding a level of innate believeability to the movie. I knew that the easiest part was going to be shadowing...that art is pretty much down pat nowadays. I really think the best meshing between reality and CGI is the scene on the highway before the final battle: that scene should be their submission for FX Oscar. I have to agree...it would be a travesty if they didn't win; no other movie really came close on CGI.

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