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CG is getting too real in some cases

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by The Watcher, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. The Watcher

    The Watcher TRIBE Member

  2. gasper

    gasper TRIBE Member

    how do we know that the artist didn't start with a real photo?

    these ARE almost too real. kind of freaky.
  3. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    some of those are really disturbing in terms of realism

    the monica bellucci one in particular, the jolie one at least i can tell is cgi

    but they're really kewl!
  4. acheron

    acheron TRIBE Member

    ehh... they all look like they're embalmed.

    That girl's helmet looks awesome, though.. very real.
  5. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    Until my wife brings me on Jerry Springer JR. to tell me that she is infact a CG image and our entire marriage has been BS... then it hasn't been too real yet.
  6. Alita

    Alita TRIBE Member

    The eyes always give it away.
  7. Aerius Zension

    Aerius Zension TRIBE Member

    Awesome, new desktops.
  8. MOD ONE

    MOD ONE TRIBE Member

    The hair is also a good indiacator if it's fake or not.
  9. gsnuff

    gsnuff TRIBE Promoter

    ^^^ she's the poetic one.
  10. Alita

    Alita TRIBE Member

    Hi Greg! :)

    And yes hair too. I find that sometimes CG tries too hard to look real - and that just backfires.
  11. Rataxès

    Rataxès TRIBE Member

    Read up on the 'valley of the uncanny' As things approach photorealism they start looking alarmingly fake - something just isn't right. We're willng to accept something that is 70% real, but 90% freaks us out.

    In the case of the pics, they are wonderfully modeled, lit, and textured, but something just looks 'off'. Until they can find a way to model the subsurface scattering and the semi-opaque, luminescent quality that skin has.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2005
  12. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    It also doesn't help that most photos in magazines are touched up, especially junk like Maxim where they use the airbrush like a fire extinguisher and the photo looks like the cover of a romance novel.

    Because we're pretty used to that stuff already, the fake stuff looks even closer to "real".
  13. dig this

    dig this TRIBE Member

    not to mention real women too (and i'm sure a few men too) that have enough plastic & makeup on their face to make 'em look like a magazine photo that's been cg'd...
  14. Rataxès

    Rataxès TRIBE Member

    What?! You mean you can't break pool cues on your girl's ass or use her tits as a coat rack? You must be doing something wrong.
  15. gsnuff

    gsnuff TRIBE Promoter

    I have a friend in LA who does photoshop airbrushing for a living. The work is never-ending and extremely lucrative.. Easy $2-10K per cover depending on the circulation of the magazine. It is amazing (read: technique not implications) how much the average cover girl is chopped up or "refinished"

    i.e. eye baggage... gone! 1/4 of thigh thickness.. gone! Extra lip volume…. You got it! etc.

    I also have a film efx friend who spent three weeks removing back hair from Bruce Willis footage one frame at a time. That's not quite as sexy as covergirl overhauls though...

  16. randyval

    randyval TRIBE Member

    i cant wait to see this kind of anamation in video games.
  17. gsnuff

    gsnuff TRIBE Promoter

    If you are excited about CG, gaming, and aesthetics check out this essay I came across a few days back courtesy of ohmpage.
  18. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    good point
  19. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    This is the total nightmare job for anyone studying this shit in college. haha....
  20. gsnuff

    gsnuff TRIBE Promoter

    I'd do it for a couple of months at 3K USD / week.

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