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

Discussion in 'Lucasfilm Ltd. In-Depth Discussion' started by Vonn, Aug 18, 2002.

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  1. Vonn

    Vonn Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    Darth_Prozac Jedi Youngling star 3

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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

    malducin Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    ferelwookie Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    Darth_Prozac Jedi Youngling star 3

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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

    McNerf-Burger Jedi Youngling star 5

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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

    Jedi_Daniel Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It's CG.
     
  8. Jedi_Knight_Satine

    Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    malducin Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    keokiswahine Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    StarDude Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Anyone? Please?
     
  14. smauldookie

    smauldookie Jedi Knight star 5

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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

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

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

    JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Must...see...picture...
     
  17. CubeNES

    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_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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

    JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Sweet. Finally.
     
  20. Jedi_Knight_Satine

    Jedi_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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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_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan star 4

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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_Knight_Satine Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    JoeSunrider Jedi Padawan star 4

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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

    dolphin Jedi Grand Master star 5

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