Mark 2000 wrote:
That's weird, the point of TOS-R was to make it look like "what if they had CG in the 60s?" Hence the lack of ultra detailed super close ups or crazy zoom outs.
No it wasn't. It was to replace the shots with near identical ones that looked as much like a model as possible. Then some vocal fans complained incessantly that they wanted more variety until Okuda had another model built that they could maneuver more and they essentially started experimenting with it, producing shots that were outside of the experience of the people they hired.
Actually, it was the same model but they optimized it. The first model was so heavily detailed that it took an extreme amount of time to render even a simple scene. CBS admitted this was a pretty big flub on their part. So they had some optimize the model to a point where they cut rendering down by several hours.
Something like that shouldn't have happened in the first place, but their production turn around and apparent lack of experience lead to that first mis-step.