Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed

Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed

Thursday, June 21st, 2007 3:50pm CDT

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CanMag has taken some time out and interviewed the visual effects supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic for Michael Bay's Transformers Movie, Scott Farrar and talked about the Special Effects that went into the movie.

"It's actually physical pieces moving. This all is very complex. This toy [the original Optimus Prime action figure] has 51 pieces. Our Optimus Prime in the movie has 10,108. So what you're talking about, and all that has to be chained. Chained means it's all got to be hooked together so it all travels along together as it moves, whether it's an arm move or a body movement or a transformation. That means it's complex, yes, of course. There's a lot of firepower that has to be in the computers to have all that information travel on, not only the pieces but all the information. The paint, the detail, the colors, the dirt, all the things that are textured onto it".

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Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176207)
Posted by mangatron on June 21st, 2007 @ 3:55pm CDT
Grr, a bit of spoilers about ..."Soundbyte" :lol:
Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176291)
Posted by Dclone Soundwave on June 21st, 2007 @ 4:42pm CDT
Wow. 51 compared to 10,108. I'd say that's a a pretty big diference.
Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176337)
Posted by Marsekay on June 21st, 2007 @ 5:01pm CDT
im surprised theres even 51 parts to g1 prime....

do they count the screws??
Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176344)
Posted by Bouncy X on June 21st, 2007 @ 5:07pm CDT
well i assume they mean the MP Prime.

he has a lot of pistons in his joints and stuff to make him seem like a real mechanical machine so i'm sure those would count as moving parts.

but yeah my mom finally saw commercials for this movie and she wants to see it now...she had ZERO interest before. so i think whether its a good movie or not, they seem to be doing a good job of getting the non-fans interest. that should bode well for its box office.
Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176499)
Posted by i_amtrunks on June 21st, 2007 @ 6:36pm CDT
Over 10,000 individual pieces...Just on Prime
No wonder the render time was so damn long.
Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176508)
Posted by Starscreams bad comedy on June 21st, 2007 @ 6:46pm CDT
10K moving parts.

The password is: Overkill.

:roll:
Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176658)
Posted by Roboto750 on June 21st, 2007 @ 8:19pm CDT
Hmmm, not bad. Sounds pretty impressive.
Re: Scott Farrar (of ILM) Interviewed (176914)
Posted by skywarp-2 on June 21st, 2007 @ 11:36pm CDT
And George Lucas gets another paycheck!!!!

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