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Beamtracer
06-02-2003, 06:35 PM
http://www.animated-movies.net/FindingNemo11.jpg

Finding Nemo is probably going to become the biggest grossing animated feature of all time.

Does anyone else go to see childrens' movies just for the animation? I'm not sure what it is that always gives Pixar features their charm. I always like their non-photorealistic look, as you can see from the Sydney Harbor shot above (though the bridge could have done with some more work!)

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hrgiger
06-02-2003, 09:12 PM
Finding Nemo is probably my favorite CG movie of all time. It's not meant to be photorealistic but there were some scenes you could swear they composited onto a live background they looked so good. The minefield and shipwreck looked absolutely stunning.

WizCraker
06-02-2003, 09:40 PM
It is my favorite Pixar film yet, wonderful story with stunning eye candy.

It only made $70.6 M last weekend. It is going to be tough to top The Lion King [$783 M] which is number 11th on the World Wide Box Office. Closest Animation was Monsters, Inc. [$528.9 M and at 23rd place].

Still nothing has come close to Titanic [$1.8353 Billion] 1st. Not animation but still that is alot of money.

js33
06-02-2003, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Beamtracer
Finding Nemo is probably going to become the biggest grossing animated feature of all time.

I'm not sure what it is that always gives Pixar features their charm.


Uhmm...let me see... could it have something to do with good story telling...no that's not it...cute characters that actually have character....no...uhm....gee I don't know what it is either. :p

Cheers,
JS

mattclary
06-03-2003, 05:37 AM
Oooohhhhh yeaaaahhhh! I always forget about Titanic! World's largest grossing movie... done with LightWave!!! :cool:

harhar
06-03-2003, 10:07 AM
mmmm, they just modeled the ship in lightwave.

WizCraker
06-03-2003, 09:56 PM
DD still gave lightwave something like 130 shots.

cavalos
06-03-2003, 11:00 PM
I saw a really big banner of "Finding Nemo" the other thay at the theatre when matrix reloaded was show, It is amazing but the quality of Prman is unbeatable by far! I mean, I saw EXTREMELY close that banner trying to find alias effects, texture filtering problems or even hard poly edges but man! It was very difficult!
In contrast at the banners of Jimmy Neutron you can see all of the above...they look cute but there is a huge difference.

Best
Christian

cavalos
06-04-2003, 12:15 AM
you see?

Titus
06-04-2003, 01:23 AM
Well yeah!, Pixar has a render farm with more than 3,000 processors, they can choose a very high antialiasing level and filter. Also they use many, many procedural shaders, instead of textures.

BTW, I saw it once running :).

js33
06-04-2003, 11:13 AM
Originally posted by Titus
Well yeah!, Pixar has a render farm with more than 3,000 processors, they can choose a very high antialiasing level and filter. Also they use many, many procedural shaders, instead of textures.

BTW, I saw it once running :).

I bet they have a large AC bill when they are using all 3000 processors. It said they were still rendering on SUN machines at the end of Nemo but I heard awhile back they were switching to Intel. I wonder if they are switching completely or just adding to what they already have?

Cheers,
JS

Beamtracer
06-05-2003, 04:49 PM
If there's one fault about all Pixar's movies, it's the humans. They just don't work. In the case of Monsters Inc, it was the little girl. In the case of Finding Nemo, it's the crazy Dentist and his patients. They just don't fit in (visually).

I don't know what Pixar could do to make its humans fit in with the other stylized creatures.

cavalos
06-05-2003, 05:36 PM
Well I donīt know what is the maximum size Prman can render...I think is about 30k+ pixels per side at least!

cresshead
06-05-2003, 05:41 PM
pixar and human characters...i thought the toy story 2 collector chap was brill....

same with the next feature "the incredibles"...looks V funny

steve g

Titus
06-05-2003, 09:58 PM
Originally posted by cavalos
Well I donīt know what is the maximum size Prman can render...I think is about 30k+ pixels per side at least!

It can render a frame by chunks, thus the composited final image size can be almost anything you want.

riki
06-06-2003, 06:48 AM
Hey you can almost see my house in that top shot :)

meshmaster
06-06-2003, 10:19 AM
Possible Bullet Time Solution http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5426

Meaty
06-06-2003, 01:23 PM
Finding Nemo was AWESOME!!!!

Beam, I agree about the people... they do look/feel a little 'off'... i am not sure if i can really put my finger on it though.

Titus
06-06-2003, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by Beamtracer
If there's one fault about all Pixar's movies, it's the humans. They just don't work... They just don't fit in (visually).


You are so right. This problem comes since Tin Toy and Toy Story.

hrgiger
06-06-2003, 10:11 PM
Pixar has stated that they make the people specifically non realistic and more cartoony. They don't want the movie judged on how realistic anything is and they feel like it detracts from the great storylines.
In Pixar's case, I have to agree.

Emmanuel
06-07-2003, 06:54 AM
I *loved* Boo in Monsters, Inc.
But then, I am a big fan of the whole movie, gimme 2 minutes with it, and I am rolling around, loughing.
I think that the humans in MI (the boy in his bed, Boo) did not look realistic and not even very well done (especially the boy at the end),
except for Boo's cuteness, they looked like Pinocchio all the time, but its okay, I sense that Pixar have a certain reason for that, even if I dunno which.
The humans in Ice Age were better (but the movie wasn't as entertaining).The Shrek humans were good enough.

Titus
06-07-2003, 08:03 AM
Originally posted by hrgiger
Pixar has stated that they make the people specifically non realistic and more cartoony.

Nobody is judging how realistic the characters are. In my case I think the design used in the humans doesn't match the design of the rest. BTW I loved Boo.

In the other hand, the style used at The incredibles is a step further to any other used previously. It's more like Jimmy Neutron :).

Beamtracer
06-08-2003, 08:29 AM
In Finding Nemo, there seems to be a bit of a similarity between the Shark...
http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/trailer/10001226/FindingNemo-trailer_18.jpg

...and Dame Edna ;)
http://www.dame-edna.com/edna89.jpg