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Capīn McGlurk

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« on: 02-25-2003 00:14 »

Hi PEEL'ers,

Now that I've gotten a promotion (no longer a poppler), I thought I could start my very own thread -- and watch it grow like a weed, infecting all who touch it... or maybe set up some fake accounts and reply myself if no one else does.

Anyway, here's the subject:
Do you suppose (or know) computer animated graphics were used in Futurama?  It looks like a lot of the sweeps and certain animations of buildings could have been CGI because the movement was so precise.

Okay, I'm clicking the "submit" button to unleash the evil in this post.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #1 on: 02-25-2003 00:18 »

*Brain attempting to process*  Uhhmm... Sure!  n___n  Computer generated graphics and stuff were used... that's why they have all those kick-ass 3d scenes and swirly celestial stuff!  *_*  I think they send it out to Korea or something to get all that stuff done... either that or somewhere else, but I don't think it's done here in America.  They do the same for INVADER ZIM.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #2 on: 02-25-2003 01:25 »

You . . . can't tell CGI from traditional animation?  ::Goes and lies down::

Speaking of which, tonight's Futurama featured quite possibly the absolute worst CGI in the entire series.
LittleMiss

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« Reply #3 on: 02-25-2003 01:32 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
You . . . can't tell CGI from traditional animation?  ::Goes and lies down::

Speaking of which, tonight's Futurama featured quite possibly the absolute worst CGI in the entire series.

*Can't remember*  *Was focussed mostly on the funny stuff*  LOLz, Maybe.  :\


[-mArc-]

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« Reply #4 on: 02-25-2003 02:47 »

They use quite some cgi in Futurama. If you look here, you'll find some info on how it's done and a letter from the guy who's responsible for it.
Oni Zyxer

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« Reply #5 on: 02-25-2003 03:17 »

What ep is that, Nix?
Carbito

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« Reply #6 on: 02-25-2003 04:19 »

They use heaps of CGI animation in Futurama. All sequences with the ship are in CGI. Even that scene in "My three suns" where there is that crack vending machine was in CGI (they say so in the audio commentary).
Nixorbo

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« Reply #7 on: 02-25-2003 09:41 »

The deathrolling sequence in Cryonic Woman.  It is the worst sequence, animation-wise, in the entire series.  First, the two cars shooting at each other.  Just horrid.  It was choppy with Fry and Butch's animation, it wasn't smooth at all, and it was just plain old awkward with the cars.  It looked like crap.  Second, the most flagrant animation screwup in the entire series - after Fry and Butch wrap around the light post, a cloud of dust kicks up.  When the dust clears, no light post.  What's the deal?
LittleMiss

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« Reply #8 on: 02-25-2003 12:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
The deathrolling sequence in Cryonic Woman.  It is the worst sequence, animation-wise, in the entire series.  First, the two cars shooting at each other.  Just horrid.  It was choppy with Fry and Butch's animation, it wasn't smooth at all, and it was just plain old awkward with the cars.  It looked like crap.  Second, the most flagrant animation screwup in the entire series - after Fry and Butch wrap around the light post, a cloud of dust kicks up.  When the dust clears, no light post.  What's the deal?

LOL!  I'll have to rewatch it!

Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #9 on: 02-25-2003 14:20 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
Second, the most flagrant animation screwup in the entire series - after Fry and Butch wrap around the light post, a cloud of dust kicks up.  When the dust clears, no light post.  What's the deal?

..Maybe it's fairy dust  tongue
Smitty

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« Reply #10 on: 02-25-2003 15:06 »

Nix I agree with you. I think the deathrolling was too fast. Not fast but fast fast. I hope you know what I mean.

When I first read your post though I thought you meant the garbage ball in A Big Piece Of Garbage. Eurgh! Horrible!
SQFreak

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« Reply #11 on: 02-25-2003 22:09 »

CN went through the two worst Futurama eps the last two days: "The Honking" (by far the worst) and "The Cryonic Woman". Ugh. Can't stand those eps. I was gonna watch Futurama on CN for the first time in a few weeks, but "The Honking" was on. Eck.
Capīn McGlurk

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« Reply #12 on: 02-26-2003 00:37 »

Thanks for the informative link, Marc.  I think I kinda get it -- I am not an animator or film student so maybe that's saying a lot...

I feel sorry for all you guys who have already seen every Futurama episode.  Most of it's still new for me.  In fact, I've only seen a few that I had seen before on CN.  Even now it's hard to watch Futurama.  It seems like someone always wants to talk to me when Futurama comes on, but not before or after?  The timing is fishy..
LittleMiss

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« Reply #13 on: 02-26-2003 00:40 »

Yeah, same here Cap'n, although I remember watching the first and second season of Futurama back when it first premiered on FOX... I *always* watched The Simpsons and King of the Hill back then.  But I wasn't too into Futurama at the time for some reason.  I guess my taste's just changed.

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