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3dhotshot
03-30-2019, 12:09 PM
Milk VFX

https://vimeo.com/75289361

https://vimeo.com/75289362

https://vimeo.com/75291301

https://vimeo.com/169679505


https://vimeo.com/milkvfx

erikals
03-30-2019, 12:35 PM
only found 3ds max info.

so, doubt it.

this one however is all LightWave rendering. (anim in Maya)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZlwy_9cM0o

3dhotshot
03-30-2019, 12:44 PM
Yeah that is still superrrrr awesome even today !!! :)

hrgiger
03-30-2019, 02:37 PM
No, primarily Nuke, Maya and Houdini.

RebelHill
03-30-2019, 02:44 PM
this one however is all LightWave rendering.

Personally I always thought those looked a bit fake.

But then I guess ive got an eye for it... I can always tell when they dont use real dinosaurs in the movies.

ernpchan
03-30-2019, 03:07 PM
The industry doesn't use real dinosaurs anymore cuz the insurance costs were too high. Line producers just do everything digital now.

VermilionCat
03-30-2019, 10:25 PM
They used to??!

gar26lw
03-30-2019, 10:50 PM
must have been a long time ago :)

erikals
03-31-2019, 02:55 AM
Personally I always thought those looked a bit fake.

But then I guess i've got an eye for it... I can always tell when they don't use real dinosaurs in the movies.
Agree, they're alright, but not optimal.

my guess is that it was due to some current limitations,
- the older LightWave render engine
- the artists
- time given on the project

TheLexx
03-31-2019, 05:57 AM
I think there has generally been an attempt to change the aesthetic perception of dinosaurs over the years, in accordance with latest thinking. Currently the vogue seems to be bird-like in favour of reptiles, so the dinosaur heads now seem a bit "beaky", though the've just unearthed a specimen (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6848957/The-largest-T-rex-Scientists-reveal-massive-dinosaur-dubbed-Scotty-42-FEET-LONG.html)42 feet long weighing 19,000 lbs (!).

Personally I prefer the stylised interpretations from the old tea cards (http://www.brookebondcollectables.co.uk/sets/prehistoricanimals.htm) or sweet wrappers (https://photobucket.com/gallery/user/huggie74/media/bWVkaWFJZDozMjE1MDU4MQ==/?ref=). FWIW, I believe the book Modeling Digital Dinosaurs (https://www.amazon.com/Modeling-Digital-Dinosaurs-Graphics-Brilliant/dp/1584502096/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=ken+brilliant+dinosaurs&qid=1554032289&s=gateway&sr=8-1), featuring "realistic" dinosaurs, is software agnostic but actually done in Lightwave (note a review by experienced modeller Glen Southern).

ianr
03-31-2019, 08:07 AM
The industry doesn't use real dinosaurs anymore cuz the insurance costs were too high. Line producers just do everything digital now.


Come on tell all, the truth is they ate too many gaffers on set!

thomascheng
04-01-2019, 07:36 AM
only found 3ds max info.

so, doubt it.

this one however is all LightWave rendering. (anim in Maya)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZlwy_9cM0o

This was Lightwave, Maya (animation), with some Terragen scene. Gas fluids was using TFD (some hypervoxels). AE and Nuke for comp. Show also won VES award for best Visual Effects for TV that year.