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LightWave 3D Creates a Virtual Set for TV, Movies

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Ann R. Thryft
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Behind the scenes
Ann R. Thryft   11/27/2012 2:08:58 PM
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Thanks, Cabe, this is a totally fun app. My husband and I are both Battlestar Galatica fans, so it's great to read about the behind-the-scenes stuff.

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Re: Behind the scenes
Cabe Atwell   11/27/2012 3:59:19 PM
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I must admit, the CG makes me want to watch the show. I am more in awe of the tech than the actual story line. Those pesky Cylons...

Depending on the complexity of creation, I hope more people start using Lightwave's platform. It is definitely raising the bar in production value. SciFi original movies, I'm talking to you!

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Re: Behind the scenes
GTOlover   11/28/2012 3:32:27 PM
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Given the advancement of realism in computer graphics and the kinematics, the actors/actress guild should be worried? Voice talent will be the future of acting?

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Re: Behind the scenes
NadineJ   11/28/2012 6:04:27 PM
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Professional actors have been ready for this for years.  The last writers strike was highly supported by actors who were also fighting for fair pay in new media.  Ex-NFL and NBA players are suing Electronic Arts and other video game makers for using their likeness in games without compensation. 

Now that SAG and AFTRA have merged, some agreements are bring re-looked at.  We'll see what happens.

ps...I wonder if anyone here ISN'T a Battlestar Galactica fan...

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They've come a long way
Charles Murray   11/27/2012 6:41:00 PM
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Computer graphics have come a long way since the Silicon Graphics machines of the 1980s. Back then, CG was a tool used by the biggest-name movie producers.

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Re: They've come a long way
Jack Rupert, PE   11/29/2012 9:14:05 PM
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Wow! I hadn't realized how far the technology has progressed. Quite a bit of difference from the simple green screens.

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imagination
Nancy Golden   12/21/2012 8:00:48 PM
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Mindboggling - we used to tell our kids that reading books would stir their imaginations in ways that television was incapable of because of its inherent limitations, but now it looks like there is a way to transfer the wildest of imaginations directly to the big screen...

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