Discussion The Quality of CGI for VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Blue_Jedi33, Mar 9, 2013.

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  1. Blue_Jedi33 Force Ghost

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    I was just looking at something CGI artists created, pictures of a regular generic women. I would never be able to say this is 100% CGI maybe photo shopped but not 100% all new from the ground up digitally so to speak. So this is where the quality is at now, and most likely it is harder to do with a moving pictures than a single frame but it is amazing what will be available to the special effects team by the time this is released.

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    This is why I am not worried about how Carrie Fisher looks, I think she will have some very nice work done on her. I am ok with that. And Mark might have some work done on him too, not that he will need it if he sports a nice Obi-Wan style beard.
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  2. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Ever seen the Star Tours CGI from Disney? Something like that but better.
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  3. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    The more they incorporate traditional practical effects, the better the CG will look. It's the combination of both that makes for realism.
  4. Echo-07 Force Ghost

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    YES! As much as I love George, I think his infatuation with the possibility of CGI detracted just a bit from the ST, especially with characters. Ships, locations, creatures are all great CGI. I would prefer real actors with as much practical effects as possible combined with CGI enhancements.

    Furthermore, I just recently re-watched the Trek reboot and the film is visually stunning and flawless, save for the lens flares. I fully expect Abrams to follow that same template.
  5. T-R- Chosen One

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    The quality will be better than RotS, it is 10 years later afterall. Let's just hope it's used wisely.
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  6. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Some people might find this interesting - given the recent VFX drama that's been going on. But it gives some perspective as to how important CG is to movies that we assume are done without any help ---> http://beforevfx.tumblr.com/
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  7. DARTHSHAME Force Ghost

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    It will probably be pretty good. I look forward to the 3-D effects. (an assumption).
  8. Bazinga'd Dark Lord of the SWC/PT/ Spinoff Forums

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    To determine Photoshop or air brush now-a-days, you have to examine the photo at the pixel level.

    Personally, I perfer a minimalist approach to CGI in Episode VII. Rely more on good acting.
  9. Joe Force Ghost

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    VII will look good. I want to see practical effects, but I have no doubt that it will look good regardless
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  10. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    I hope they decide to make this 100% animated. Make it a Pixar movie and I'll be happy. Then we can have the big 3 be any age we want.
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  11. Han Burgundy Force Ghost

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    I think that regardless of how EP7 turns out, we are in for some STUNNING cgi work. Everything has improved so much since the (still watchable) cgi of Revenge of the Sith. And if you want more encouragement, look at the trailers for JJ's second Star Trek. That breif clip of someone free falling off of crumbling skyscraper is awesome.
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  12. grimlockbedi Force Ghost

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    I saw ten minutes of the new Star Trek movie before The Hobbit and the CGI looked amazing, stunning. That ten minutes alone gave me faith that JJ will use it appropriately and we may be in for having our minds blown.
  13. DarthVengeant Force Ghost

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    I'd rather they go back to basics like in A New Hope and use models. Things looked more organic then, now half the time it feels like a cartoon. Like that new Oz movie. HORRIBLE use of CGI.
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  14. Death T Jedi Master

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    Sure. Use more props, makeup, and other practical effects but at the same time heavily incorporate CGI. It's 2013 now. When this flick comes out, it will be 2015 or later. (delays are very possible this early in the production stage). This thing will also have a huge budget. Disney will not mess this up. I'll tell you one thing, if this movie fails it will not be because of its looks or special effects. I highly expect this to be the best looking Star Wars film to date. You can take that to the bank. This movie will be at least 10 years removed from Revenge of the Sith, which is still very watchable. The third movie in this trilogy may not come out until 2019 or 2020. We will not be talking bad CGI in 2020 guys.
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  15. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    Who cares about a huge budget?! Nowadays you don't even have to pay the studio!
  16. Doug625 Jedi Grand Master

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    Hopefully they will use the right combination of CGI along with actual costumes, real life sets, and miniatures. Some of the best looking films in my opinion were The Lord of the Rings films, When The Hobbit was released I expected it would look amazing because of over 10 more years of CGI development. Although it looked "really cool" it just didn't have the same realistic feel.....kinda like the PT compares to the ST. Just because with CGI you can have a lot going on or massive battle scenes that are amazing and really neat to look at, it doesn't mean they look "real." I have faith that we will be blown away with the special effects in EP 7 but unless you were there back in the day, nothing will ever compare to how the effects in ANH shocked and amazed the world.
  17. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    I am not really worried about the quality of the CGI. Still I say u blend it with real life sets, minatures and other tricks of the trade. Honestly though this is at the bottom of my list way below stuff like Actor/Actresses, Script and Plot.
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  18. kegs202 Jedi Grand Master

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    Ships, locations & space battles benefit greatly from CGI but no more CGI clone/stormtroopers, they look dreadful and really take you out of the movie. There are times when the old fashioned way of people in costume is still the best way to go. Just because CGI is available doesn't mean it has to be used at every opportunity.
  19. Skaddix Force Ghost

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    I completely agree.
  20. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    It's not the fact that those are done with CG, it's how they're done with it. There are some films where those battle scenes have been done fantastically, and some where you can clearly see that they needed more time + money (THE HOBBBITTTT)
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  21. Lazy Storm Trooper Force Ghost

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    I think CGI is going to be awesome and mix it with practical effect and you will be fine.
  22. Hydro spanner Celt Jedi Master

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    Second that nothing beats real costume
  23. KED12345 Force Ghost

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    Like noted, Abram's Trek had a lot of actual sets instead of just straight out CGI. The bridge, the engine room, the hallways, most of the academy, all the parts where they could shove props without having no choice but to go with CGI scenes.
  24. StoneRiver Force Ghost

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    I'm thinking they'll go for really bad CGI. Think Atari, ZX81, Vic20. That way, when you watch in numerical order the technology will be on a downward slop thru the trilogies
  25. Krueger Chosen One

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    I'm hoping for a few performance-capture characters. I think the technology is phenomenal and will only get better. That's the great thing about CGI and visual and special effects in general: the only way is up.
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