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Wondering how animatronics work?

diedye
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Apr 30 2008, 3:37am


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After reading Guillermo del Toro's interview recently about how he was planning to used animatronics more than CGI, I wondered what exactly is animatronics. I came across this today and thought it would help explain to those tech neophytes among you (like yours truly) what is involved in using this method of special effects...

http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/...tronic.htm/printable

The jury is still out for me, though, on whether this is truly the best way to handle the Smaug scenes... I don't mind the close-ups, but the full-body shots, especially when it's the attack on Lonely Mountain and Laketown... now that's a whole other kettle of fisssh.

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Wondering how animatronics work? diedye Send a private message to diedye Apr 30 2008, 3:37am
    Agreed. I truly think in the end... ShadoFaxs Send a private message to ShadoFaxs Apr 30 2008, 6:36am
        Animatronics Malveth The Eternal Send a private message to Malveth The Eternal Apr 30 2008, 3:47pm

 
 
 

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