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Old July 6 2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Probably the only video we'll ever get to see of Brin's Uplift Univers

http://features.cgsociety.org/challe...entry_id=91301

Pretty cool take on the neo-dolphins, Streaker, etc.



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Old July 6 2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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Re: Probably the only video we'll ever get to see of Brin's Uplift Uni



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Old July 6 2011, 08:30 PM   #3
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Re: Probably the only video we'll ever get to see of Brin's Uplift Uni

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pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease!

Sadly, one of the 5-6 great SF series of all time..which really lends itself to visualization btw...will probably not get made.

I have to admit I didn't think along those lines for some of the designs but I enjoyed the "look" of the video.

Another idea of a Brin creation from the same contest the video resulted from, the wheeled G'Kek...



Very cinematic though somewhat different than the "official" version:

http://i1.squidoocdn.com/resize/squi...5670thesix.jpg

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Old July 10 2011, 12:38 AM   #4
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Re: Probably the only video we'll ever get to see of Brin's Uplift Uni

Forgot to post the original competition site!!

http://features.cgsociety.org/challe...lift_universe/

http://features.cgsociety.org/challe...se/entries.php
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Old July 10 2011, 07:31 AM   #5
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Is that Brin's design for the Streaker or is it just the artist's interpretation? It seems pretty small, and similar in some ways to Serenity in terms of design.

I vaguely recall a not very detailed schematic of Streaker in the copy of Startide Rising I read, but that was well over a decade ago, I could be confusing it with another sci-fi book.
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Re: Probably the only video we'll ever get to see of Brin's Uplift Uni

This was the one in the book:

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Old July 10 2011, 03:33 PM   #7
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I don't recall the dolphins being morphed into human forms in the books - I thought they were literally normal dolphins in mechanical rigs.
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Old July 10 2011, 03:40 PM   #8
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That was pretty cool. Was that supposed to be for a specific book or just the Uplift universe in general? I haven't read the books yet, so I wouldn't know any scenes that would be recognizable.
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Old July 15 2011, 02:04 AM   #9
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Re: Probably the only video we'll ever get to see of Brin's Uplift Uni

Brin served as "inspiration" and judge in the contest. I mentioned this again to him on facebook and he seemed to be very pleased with the particular video.

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I don't recall the dolphins being morphed into human forms in the books - I thought they were literally normal dolphins in mechanical rigs.
Right, they had some genetic engineering done but nothing like humanoid form...I think its an interesting take on the subject.

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That was pretty cool. Was that supposed to be for a specific book or just the Uplift universe in general? I haven't read the books yet, so I wouldn't know any scenes that would be recognizable.
Uplift in general I think, or possibly Startide Rising in some scenes...where the Streaker is more prevalent.

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This was the one in the book:

Another take on the Streaker by Jim Burns:





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Old July 16 2011, 09:47 PM   #10
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That CG society challenges are pretty cool
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