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CG Film Makes Reality Obsolete

This film rips the pants off your mind in one motion and then blows it. Its makers at The Third and The Seventh explain the piece in a way that seems like it may have been in another language first:

A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.

As an added bonus, here’s a short compositing breakdown to show how it was rendered.

Well done! Meatspace has now become a vestigial appendage of the Universe!

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  1. Jimmith says:

    These visuals are pretty stunning. But you can’t take anything away from what was done with Avatar just because these still images are more realistic in appearance. It is one thing to take inanimate objects, with little or no motion, and create virtual representations to this degree that most would not be able to tell were CGI. But when you add in motion, like the falling papers or the camera man, the animated aspect of it all is exposed and it is easy to tell you aren’t looking at a real person or papers. But with Avatar there is an entire planet of living environment and creatures brought to life with extraordinary, realistic movements and sound. What James Cameron did with that movie is amazing and even though this was a great display of where CGI is going in the future, in my mind it doesn’t compare.

  2. pcy says:

    nice to see 2-d detail improve like that. but whatever happened to improving virtual reality? the medium seemed to just die off abruptly in the late 90’s.
    this user has some “archaic” videos of virtual reality development.

  3. Robert says:

    It’s like a trailer for Myst 2.0 for the Xbox 8,000,0000.

  4. Barny-Boo says:

    Well, it’s a good thing that this is actually fake (so, real?) ’cause if it’s not my brain is over forever.
    It’s no Clash of the Titans, all’m’sayin’.

  5. cchana says:

    pretty sweet CGI… i think some of the realism is down to what seems like imperfections in the lighting/camera lens. beautiful!

  6. sfmd says:

    this video made my jaw hit the floor :[ ]
    thanks for posting Chris

  7. dragonhelix86 says:

    just when reality sucked already here comes cg to completely bury it XD

  8. M_pony says:

    Holy flipping flip! This is -one- guy doing this?
    What’s next??

  9. Beth Bowles says:

    This can’t be CGI. Whoa.

  10. Walter says:

    Except I think the wind turbines look like they are turning the wrong way. And the leaves in the wind look a bit wonky.

  11. jl says:

    That’s a lot of Pledge… CGI Pledge…

  12. Val says:

    This is a fine example of why Avatar isn’t that big of a deal to me. Why would I get all wet-crotch over realistic looking blue cat-people when there’s CGI that looks like this? My socks have been knocked off. Good luck getting them back on.

  13. jon says:

    It’s impressive, but the score and cinematography are borrowed directly from the movie Gattaca. He at least attributes Michael Nyman’s Gattaca score as the “base” for “his” score, but I don’t see much difference. As for the cinematography it just screams of Gattaca to me, especially in lighting and color grading, and sure enough there is a commenter on the video that said the exact same thing.

    Impressive CG work, nonetheless, but it would be nice to see some originality otherwise…

  14. Michelle says:

    A very nice piece, I must say.

  15. Joe Francis says:

    Eddie doesn’t like Avatar.

  16. Eddie says:

    I find that last comment offensive. D:

  17. ProgGrrl says:

    WOW. And I thought Avatar looked good.

  18. Beau Ryan says:

    great, i want to buy a really nice camera now.

  19. geiger says:

    it’s about time. reality is for FAGGOTS