• Lucasfilm will combine video games and movies to axe post-production process

      OVER THE NEXT DECADE video game engines will be used in film-making, with the two disciplines combining to eliminate the movie post-production process.



      That rather ambitious claim comes from Lucasfilm, the California production company responsible for theStar Wars franchise. Speaking at the Technology Strategy Board event at BAFTA in London this week, the company's chief technology strategy officer Kim Libreri announced that the developments in computer graphics have meant Lucasfilm has been able to transfer its techniques to film-making, shifting video game assets into movie production.

      Read the full story at TheInquirer.net
      Buy the hottest collectibles from: BigBadToyStore.com and BriansToys.com.


      Comments 3 Comments
      1. bigbarada's Avatar
        bigbarada -
        Pretty interesting stuff from a technical standpoint; but I'm always worried that if you make things too easy and convenient for artists, then they tend to get lazy and their creativity suffers. The graphics look great for a video game, but there is no way it could pass as photorealistic at this stage.

        It was cool to see the original Trandoshan character on there, though. Hopefully, that's a hint that the species will be making a return in the Sequel Trilogy.
      1. Tycho's Avatar
        Tycho -
        On worried that when the Millenium Falcon shoots a TIE fighter it could crash into the hundred points that magically appear above the explosion.
      1. Mr. JabbaJohnL's Avatar
        Mr. JabbaJohnL -
        Of course it's not perfect yet, but that's pretty astounding so far. The fact that it can take the mocap information and render it that well in real-time is amazing.
    • Recent Forum Posts

      Darth Carlos

      The Force Awakens Micro Machines!!!

      A member from another SW micro website had a conversation with a Hasbro rep about the future of micros and it seems to be going forward.

      Darth Carlos 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
      figrin bran

      Transformers: Energon & Beyond

      I never saw Crashbash so I had to get "Overboard"/Overbite instead.

      As for recent acquisitions that I have opened up:

      figrin bran 4 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      RIP....The Official Dead Thread

      His doc on Netflix will start trending now probably

      JimJamBonds 12 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      What's everyone having for lunch today?

      Kid tested, BCJ approved?

      JimJamBonds 12 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      How did you spend your Saturday?

      Work, went to Milwaukee to do some running around, home, bed, up for more.

      JimJamBonds 12 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      How is the weather by you today?

      35 and raining, but the sweet thing is its super slippery out, I should be working right now but with no product to deliver (I work for Frito Lay) I'm

      JimJamBonds 12 Hours Ago Go to last post
      JimJamBonds

      What have you watched recently?

      But that is a quirk of binging episodes. If you see it once a week for ten weeks then nothing for 9 months you probably won't notice. Still though it

      JimJamBonds 13 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      What have you watched recently?

      Jim Jam, you nailed it. Great show but you'd figure Bohannon invented the steam shovel now.

      Tycho 14 Hours Ago Go to last post
      Tycho

      3 3/4" figures Rogue One

      What does that look like?

      Tycho 14 Hours Ago Go to last post
      TeeEye7

      RIP....The Official Dead Thread

      Eugene Cernan, 82

      Astronaut, most famously known as the last man to walk on the Moon.
      Rest well, sir.

      TeeEye7 1 Day Ago Go to last post
    Single Sign On provided by vBSSO