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MattexFilms says

Is Avatar a live action film with CG elements or a CG film with live action elements? What do you think?

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theflyingtinman says
Is Avatar a live action film with CG elements or a CG film with live action elements? What do you think?

The egg ;)

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Orbital_Themes says

Actually it’s both… Many locations (like human base on Pandora) were built especially for the movie, when all the Pandora-jungle stuff is 100% CG. Now for the blue Na’vi inhabitants of Pandora – real actors were playing them (the ones that recorded voices). After taking real shots the CG models were animated basing on the actors play. What’s interesting is that the movie crew have constructed two special cameras to make the movie – one that can shoot 2D + 3D in the same time. Another had the live preview option – the camera operator could see the CG models animated live inside the digital jungle environment (while in reality actors were running around the room with gray walls dressed in those funny outfits used for motion capture) when making movie shots.

Find some “Avatar – making of” on youtube, it’s really interesting how they made the movie.

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zecchin says
Actually it’s both… Many locations (like human base on Pandora) were built especially for the movie, when all the Pandora-jungle stuff is 100% CG. Now for the blue Na’vi inhabitants of Pandora – real actors were playing them (the ones that recorded voices). After taking real shots the CG models were animated basing on the actors play. What’s interesting is that the movie crew have constructed two special cameras to make the movie – one that can shoot 2D + 3D in the same time. Another had the live preview option – the camera operator could see the CG models animated live inside the digital jungle environment (while in reality actors were running around the room with gray walls dressed in those funny outfits used for motion capture) when making movie shots. Find some “Avatar – making of” on youtube, it’s really interesting how they made the movie.

Didn’t know that. I’ll take a look on those making of videos… all i know is that avatar rocks. Amazing movie.

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felt_tips Moderator says

Real time matchmoving, eh? Nice…..

-f.

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MattexFilms says
Find some “Avatar – making of” on youtube, it’s really interesting how they made the movie.

Why didn’t I do this sooner. That really is interesting, I cant wait for the DVD to come out!

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Daniel_R says
Real time matchmoving, eh? Nice….. -f.

Ben: what in the world are you talking about? lol…. ;)

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