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Wondering how animatronics work?

Grey Havens

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...


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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