Scott Farrar Talks Dark Of The Moon Visual Effects - DOTM Triple Play Out November 28
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 6:26pm CSTCategory: Movie Related News
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So new robots come to the fore, the biggest of those is Colossus. The building eating Decepticon was discussed in pre production and became the intimidating centre piece of the final Decepticon/Autobot/Human battle, But what work is involved with creating this beast of a transformer. As Scott nonchalantly states, it is “the largest asset that CGI has EVER built, so large in fact it was close to shutting our computer system down”. This transformer is two and a half times bigger than the Devastator transformer from Transformers 2 and its 16 assets (Head, Body, Tail, Legs x3, Arms x5, Grabber, Arm extensions, and Guts) are formed from 86,823 pieces of geometry and is 68 miles from head to tail. Those mind blowing numbers mean that the CGI artists need to create 1.3 million pieces of data to create this monster, which then needed to be animated into movement
It is these little facts, like the creation of the face of Sentinel Prime, which makes the film so unique, as Scott states “It’s not about the whole musculature area of the face, it’s the little nuanced gliding parts….there are 100’s of pieces of metal moving” and so, as in Scott’s words, “Michael is notoriously slow in selecting his actors for voices” they pitched idea’s for principle character’s and so they pitched Sentinel Prime as Sean Connery, as the picture below highlights.
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Posted by Swiftknife24 on November 8th, 2011 @ 7:53pm CST
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 8th, 2011 @ 8:52pm CST
The 3-pack also won't have any special features? Well then I might as well get the DVD that's already out.
Posted by Starscream GaGa on November 9th, 2011 @ 5:07am CST
Posted by NatsumeRyu on November 9th, 2011 @ 8:45am CST
At this point I'd buy the features seperately...Speaking of which, it'd be nice if movies did that. Sort of like how they sell soundtracks seperately, they can now probably get away with selling special features ALL on one thing. Good luck getting them to do it though... :/
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on November 9th, 2011 @ 10:07am CST
Somebody at Hasbros media dept really needs to get a grip of thier licensees. A double dip I get from a marketing perspective, but a potential triple dip? In this economy?
They're taking the pi$$ IMO....
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 9th, 2011 @ 11:59am CST
Pretender Skywarp wrote:First no TF-Prime on Blu Ray and now the second home media release of the 5th(?) highest grossing movie of all time with *NO* extras?
Posted by IAmThePeej on November 9th, 2011 @ 5:50pm CST
This is just sad that Paramount/ Dreamworks/ Hasbro thinks this is a good idea to try to get us to buy literally the exact same product twice, as well as expect us to buy the trilogy pack coming out, and then the version of this with special features. So that would be not double dipping, not triple dipping, but Quintuple dipping. QUINTUPLE!!! FIVE times for the same movie (OK really 4 times, and once for a pack with the first two, but that's not the point).
Screw this, where's my torrent program at....