Remember in 1993 when Jurassic Park was like…the end all, be all of special effects?
not gonna lie that still looks intimately real
I’m still somewhat convinced that someone sold their soul to create the special effects in Jurassic Park because that shit is over 20 years old and it still really, really holds up, better than the stuff in a lot of current movies, even.
Fucking witchcraft, man.
No really, I want you to think about this.
TRON came out in 1982 and pioneered a lot of computer effects and computer animation, but they were still mostly limited to simple polygons: the blocky terrain, the solar sailer, the light cycles, the tanks, the Bit.
Jurassic Park came out in 1993. 11 years later. That’s it. And it had convincingly realistic CG dinosaurs. If that’s not the result of some devil-bargain, I don’t know what is.
11 years after Jurassic Park was 2004: movies with notable CG included HP: Prisoner of Azkaban, Spider-Man 2, and The Day After Tomorrow. “Animated” movies included Shrek 2, The Incredibles, and Shark Tale.
Nothing resembling the huge leap between Tron and JP.
And what’s really amazing about both TRON and JP is that both are regarded as amazing feats of CG, but both films only had very tiny scenes containing actual computer generated images. TRON has less than a minute and the rest is compositing (done BY HAND, truly remarkable hard work) and JP’s biggest scene was the brachiosaurus, the rest is mainly animatronics and practical effects. But the CG that is used? Still blown away, to this day. Incredible shit. The animatronics, too. Absolutely amazing work.
Also, I had a teacher who worked on the CG in TRON and apparently that scene was held together by virtual duct tape and bubblegum and was almost cut because it took so long to render. I think he said it was just him and one other person working on it, and when it was finally finished they basically slept for a three days before joining compositing. And the compositing team was worked to the bone. All the lights on the suits were made by cutting out the lines BY HAND with razors, slide by slide, then backlit and filmed. Every. Single. Scene. Every single light and colored line on the suits. They had a massive margarita party when it was finished and everyone got smashed. He said that he remembered just sitting on the floor of the studio and crying because it was finally just FINISHED and he never had to look at TRON ever again. He’s never seen the movie. He said he still has nightmares about cutting out slides.
Q:i saw a thing on the interwebz and it was adorable. For halloween you should totally put a single googly eye on the new kitty.
Nah, we have better things to Googly-Eye than our kitty’s delicate missing eye skin.
Namely Konstantin’s butt.
His butt will be so surprised!
"I think I’ll make a text post." Tumblr: "HAH! Good luck with that, pal."
"OH WHAT’S THAT, you wanted to post a video? Well fuck you." But tumblr… ;__;
Tumblr couldn’t even. It tried to even and it just… just couldn’t.
It’s so hard to can.
This comic I made over a year ago, but I’ve touched it up since and I’m happy to share it on tumblr C: while I’ve improved immensely since I made this, I’m still really proud of myself for making it.
ps. this was during a stage in my art where I was a little texture heavy, heh heh
Northern Spiny Tail Gecko
These hypnotic eyes belong to the Northern Spiny Tail Gecko, Strophurus ciliaris aberrans (Gekkonidae), a large gecko (up to 15cm long), endemic to western Australia.
As suggested by their common and scientific names, these geckos have two rows of large spines down the upper surface of the tail, and a row of small spines above the eye. In fact, Strophurus means ‘turning-tail’, and ciliaris ‘eyelashed’, in reference to the spines above the eyes.
When molested, this gecko exudes a noxious sticky fluid from the glands in its tail.
Locality: Gascoyne, Western Australia
You all know I love Jaimie Alexander, but the original concept art for MCU Sif featured her as played by a black actress (2, 3), I assume in keeping with the fact that she is (supposed to be) Heimdall’s sister, and I wish they’d kept that.
Goodness, why was this glorious concept thrown out. D: She looks incredible!
masculinity is so funny to me bc men deprive themselves of the best things in life in order to achieve it like ….fuzzy socks, fun fruity pink drinks, spa days, lifetime movies, expressing positive feelings in a healthy way, being a warm genuine person