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Old February 9 2013, 07:44 AM   #91
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Re: Galileo Restoration Update - Jan 2012

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VFX artists no longer need to worry about props that are "too big" to move around the set conveniently.


For those who may not realize it, the spaceship in the back yard is a CGI model created in Blender, which can also match-move the handheld camera.
How it was done.

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Old February 9 2013, 11:55 AM   #92
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I don't think Trevanian is unaware of the realities of VFX technology and it's capabilities/limitations. Call it a hunch. ;
Trevanian's second paragraph suggests some familiarity with the subject. My response was intended for others. The video you posted was a nice supplement, yet still glosses over some of the basics, such as reflections from the real location, whether actors must totally imagine what they are looking at, or have some reference points on location, etc.
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Old February 9 2013, 12:42 PM   #93
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Hey, that's the "Vanguard" model that's sold ar DAZ.

http://www.daz3d.com/vanguard

Never seen it placed within a "real world" environment. Neat!

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Old February 9 2013, 01:02 PM   #94
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Oh, cute. So the guy probably really did "order" it online.
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Old February 9 2013, 01:13 PM   #95
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Yeah, funny on a couple of levels.

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Old February 9 2013, 01:33 PM   #96
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That's really neat - quite impressive. Can someone do that with virtual Galileo? I'd like to show it in MY backyard.

After all, it did disappear for 20 years.
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Old February 9 2013, 03:44 PM   #97
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Check out the Sci-Fi Air Show.
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Old February 9 2013, 06:13 PM   #98
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^^^Those eagle pictures were just awesome....Thanks.
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Old February 9 2013, 09:34 PM   #99
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I have started a White House petition to re-restore, preserve, and move the 11-foot, original Enterprise model to the Museum of American History, a more fitting home for the ol' girl.

Sign at the link below. It is not public until there are 150 sigs. Publicize this and share the link if you agree with the idea. Be well!

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VFX artists no longer need to worry about props that are "too big" to move around the set conveniently.


For those who may not realize it, the spaceship in the back yard is a CGI model created in Blender, which can also match-move the handheld camera.
How it was done.

That is cool! I'd love to be able to do something like that once I get more practiced with 3D modelling.
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Old February 10 2013, 12:41 AM   #101
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Check out the Sci-Fi Air Show.
Not entirely an apt comparison. Most of what you see of SciFi Airshow are real physical models. I should know...they're the work of ILM's Bill George, and I've seen them in person at his house. The Eagle model is 6 feet long, and the Jupiter 2 is 4 feet in diameter.
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Old February 10 2013, 02:59 AM   #102
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Most of what you see of SciFi Airshow are real physical models. I should know...they're the work of ILM's Bill George, and I've seen them in person at his house. The Eagle model is 6 feet long, and the Jupiter 2 is 4 feet in diameter.
Does he have any regular photos of his models online?
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Old February 10 2013, 10:43 PM   #103
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Most of what you see of SciFi Airshow are real physical models. I should know...they're the work of ILM's Bill George, and I've seen them in person at his house. The Eagle model is 6 feet long, and the Jupiter 2 is 4 feet in diameter.
Does he have any regular photos of his models online?
Here he is with the Eagle.
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Old February 11 2013, 12:57 AM   #104
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Check out the Sci-Fi Air Show.
Not entirely an apt comparison. Most of what you see of SciFi Airshow are real physical models.
Why isn't it apt? Whether CGI or practical miniature, the composites are evidently viable alternatives to full-scale props. For the COSMOS television series host Carl Sagan toured a highly detailed miniature of the Alexandrian Library via chroma key and match-move cameras.

The Galileo was at the threshold where composites would have been more costly in time and effort than a practical prop. The facility and quality of composites has also improved tremendously since then.
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Old February 11 2013, 05:26 AM   #105
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The Galileo was at the threshold where composites would have been more costly in time and effort than a practical prop. The facility and quality of composites has also improved tremendously since then.
Oh, you mean the threshold in mockup size, not the temporal turning point in technology, right? Because I was going to object.

So the Eagle and Firefly were on one side of the threshold, while the X-wing and Viper were on the other.
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