First Tron:Uprising Trailer

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  1. Admiral_Young

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  2. Christopher

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    Interesting that the faces seem to be 2D animation rather than 3D. It's not bad-looking, but I wish it were closer to the more colorful aesthetic of the original film than the drab monochrome look of the sequel.

    And what's this about the main character being groomed to replace Tron? I hope that doesn't mean that the Tron in Legacy is going to turn out to have been this guy. (He did have Boxleitner's voice, though we never saw his face in the present-day scenes.)
     
  3. Brikar99

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    I didn't care much for "Tron: Legacy," but I'll give this a go when it comes around.
     
  4. AvBaur

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    Haven't seen "Legacy" yet, but this trailer looks really nice! I think I can safely say that this is the most impressive bit of CG animation for a TV cartoon that I've seen.
     
  5. sojourner

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    Actually we did see his face briefly when he had his final line in the movie.

    Or did I imagine that?
     
  6. Christopher

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    I don't recall that. I'm pretty sure he was helmeted there. Maybe you're thinking of one of the flashback scenes where he appeared.
     
  7. Admiral_Young

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    Boxleiter is training someone to replace him. This is supposed to be a prequel set before Clu was able to corrupt Tron and turn him into Rinzler. Elijah Wood's character is named Beck.
     
  8. davejames

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    Looks pretty freakin cool.
     
  9. Gaith

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    ^Indeed.

    I wonder if the 2D faces mean there won't be a 3D version of the show... ?
     
  10. Saga

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    looks good. i'm up for more Tron stuffs.
     
  11. God Magnus

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    Looks great, though my only worry are the inevitable weird continuity glitches between an animated series and a movie. I mean, Legacy set a pretty solid timeline of Clu's going bad and what happened to Tron. This seems to almost contradict that (but I could see how they could get around it).
     
  12. Christopher

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    Two different types of 2D/3D. When speaking about animation, 2D refers to traditional hand-drawn animation starting with pencil sketches (formerly inked and painted on cels, these days scanned and digitally inked and painted in a computer), while 3D refers to animation using computer models that are mathematically 3-dimensional. Either type of animation can be displayed in 2D (like a conventional film or TV image) or in "3D" stereoscopic form, depending on how the image is processed and presented. For instance, Disney's Tangled was animated in the traditional, hand-drawn way with flat images, but it was made (or processed after the fact) in such a way that it could be displayed stereoscopically with the illusion of depth (although there was a 2D version for ordinary movie screens as well). Conversely, The Incredibles (like most Pixar films) was animated using 3D computer models, but was projected in 2D.
     
  13. Dac

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    Tangled was definitely Computer Generated 3D animation, not hand drawn.

    Princess and the Frog was Hand drawn 2D however.


    Besides, I don't think thats what Gaith mean't. As far as i'm aware, this is going to be a non-stereoscopic 2D presentation.
     
  14. Gaith

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    Yeah, I meant whether or not the series would be broadcast/rendered in stereoscopic 3D for home 3D/Blu-ray 3D.
     
  15. Admiral_Young

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    Well we do know that things move more slowly in the Grid than they do in real time. I suspect that the series is going to play around with that.
     
  16. Emh

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    I'm definitely looking forward to seeing this and I'm especially happy that Bruce Boxleitner is involved. Hopefully it'll make up for the limited role he had in Tron: Legacy.
     
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    As Willy Wonka would say, "scratch that, reverse it".

    Things move faster in the grid, allowing days to go by while only seconds go by in the real world.
     
  18. Christopher

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    Oh yes. Duh! How could I forget that? Still, the point stands despite my inexplicable mental lapse. The difference between "2D" (hand-drawn) and "3D" (computer-modelled) animation is a separate thing from the difference between "2D" (flat) and "3D" (stereoscopic) projection. Either type of animation can be shown in either display format.


    Well, it's a television series, so how could it be anything else?
     
  19. Brikar99

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    ESPN has been broadcasting 3D sports since June 2010. More 3D channels are on the way: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_television#Broadcasts
     
  20. O'Dib

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    As far as the apparently 2d faces go, could it just be that they went with cell-shading the cg models?