Was the alien at the end of Signs CG or real?

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  1. Vonn Jedi Padawan

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    This goes here because ILM did the effects for this picture.

    Did ILM do a CG alien for the end of Signs?

  2. Darth_Prozac Jedi Youngling

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    I think it was real but the color change effects were CG. The alien's "plaid" hand, the gas, and the water burns were all CG...I think.
  3. malducin Jedi Padawan

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    Yes the alien was CG. Rob Coleman supervised the animation, a bit less than 20 shots. In total there were a bit less than 40 shots that ILM provided for Signs.
  4. ferelwookie Jedi Padawan

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    As far as we know so far, there is no such thing as a "real" alien. :p
  5. Darth_Prozac Jedi Youngling

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    Are we talking about the alien who was holding the boy? That was CG? No way, I want proof!
  6. McNerf-Burger Jedi Youngling

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    I'm pretty sure it was CG. Either way it looked great, and Signs was an awesome movie.
  7. Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus

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  8. Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan

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    It was CG as everyone else has said


    (the aliens also reminded me a lot of the Yuuzhan Vong :D )
  9. malducin Jedi Padawan

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    Well at least Rob Coleman implied that the alien was CG in all shots at SIGGRAPH. I could ask around but I don't know if I could get a reply. besides if I remember right there was no listing in the credits for any sort makeup FX or something like that.
  10. keokiswahine Jedi Knight

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    looked really real, didn't it? I don't know which ones are CG and which ones are "humanoid", so they're intermixed. That is a boon to ILM, seamless editting of CG/human. :D
  11. StarDude Jedi Knight

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    It's CG. I'm positive. I was watching the making of on E! and it showed how they had the alien drop the kid (Rory Culkin) using a piece of plywood.
  12. JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan

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    Anyone know where I can see a pic of this alien?
  13. JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan

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  14. smauldookie Jedi Knight

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    "Was the alien at the end of Signs CG or real?"

    I don't care, i wanne know why it didn't put up a fight? :mad:
  15. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    Very good question. It was a very good effect no matter what!
  16. JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan

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    Must...see...picture...
  17. CubeNES Jedi Youngling

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    The first time I saw it I knew it was CG.

    The way the alien swayed back and forth wasnt fluent enough to merit human animation. This is what made the alien cool though. He didnt move like a human.
  18. Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan

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    I'll go try to find a picture for you.
  19. JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan

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  20. Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan

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    I'm getting close! I have to be :_| . It's harder than I thought! They're not giving anything away on Google. Maybe if I try another search engine. Hold up a little more and maybe I can find one.


    (They're not even showing the picture of the Alien's leg while going throught the cornfield!!)


    I'll find one. I promise.
  21. Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan

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    Oh my gosh! 3 search engines, a lot of pages, and no aliens!! Wow, they're not letting the end sneak out at all! I'll find one. I hope.
  22. JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan

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    I know, I looked through Google, Yahoo and Kazaa. You'd think SOMEONE would have it somewhere.
  23. Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan

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    maybe all the search engines we've both looked though (google, excite, askjeeves, aol, ect) will have a pic once it comes out to own. Heh. I looked for Aliens on Signs on one search engine and it gave me Yoda 8-}
  24. JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan

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    I wonder why tho...I mean, Episode 2 has zillions of pics online, and it's not out to own yet. Weird... it's like they don't want me to see the alien without seeing the movie.
  25. dolphin Jedi Grand Master

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    Give it a month or so. It's too early I guess.
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