Mark 2000 wrote:
We need to start ignoring the CGers. They really won't be pleased until the entire show is redone. It's amazing me how many people are convinced there's more CG shots in the show than the producers are admitting to. If it makes them happy...
This hull cutting scene is amazing, BTW. I'm looking forward to seeing the detail in the cut away decks.
Rally? I always thought it looked pretty good.
Why do you always put your replies before the quoted text?
I know hardly anyone cares about "netiquette" any more but I was always told that was rude, like you were butting in to the conversation before the other person got to speak!
Anyway, pointless distractions aside (sorry! ), it saddens me to see CGI get a bad rap these days.
Yes, in the past it has been misused and it was probably pushed through the entertainment biz a good 5 years before technology was properly ready for it (but then there's the old circular argument of...would it get better unless it was used more...etc etc) but at the end of the day the Sky is the limit with CGI and these days it can do everything model shots can do and then so much more.
I know people have attachments to the model shots of the past but that's mainly for nostalgic reasons rather than technical.
It should never completely smash up the canvas and replace the painting but using it to bring us an episode more in line with the writers original intentions before budgets and technology limitations compromised it.
I'm just beyond tired now of the CGI bad/models good blinkered arguments, sometimes it comes off like Statler and Waldorf complaining that the local shopping centre used to be fields in their day.
Both are just tools for the artists involved, both can be used effectively and both can be misused, so enough with the entrenched "it's CGI so I must hate it" positioning (or vice versa) and lets try to be a bit more open minded please?
I have no issues with CGI. I have no issues with the models. Both serve well when they are needed.
As with everything else, the quality you get out depends on how much you put into it.
From what I've seen so far, it looks like the CGI is subpar to the actual models. In some instances it comes close, while in others it sticks out like a sore thumb.
Personally I don't care what they use if it meant it would liven up the series a little bit. If they are just going to use CGI that is not as good as the model work to simply "replace" the exact same model scenes, then what's the point?