Alt Bike Culture - Tron: Your favorite cgi movie
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01-25-10, 02:55 PM
Is now a REALITY!
01-27-10, 04:34 PM
How did your frame get massacreed in the right column? Did the MCP do it?
02-02-10, 09:10 AM
That is damcool. Tron was not a great movie, but it looked great.
02-07-10, 03:37 AM
a lot of effort for five mins fun...but then again, a few things are!
02-07-10, 11:19 AM
back when we had a top-loading panasonic VCR, we had only two tapes for like the first year and a half we owned it. One was "the wind in the willows." The other was "Tron." Guess which one I watched 250 times-- sometimes twice a day...
02-13-10, 12:31 PM
I hate to let anyone down because it was such a great film, but there isn't a stitch of CGI in this movie about a computer world!
CGI animation was horrendously expensive then and you needed stuff like a Cray to do things like they showed.
It was OPTICAL PRINTING, just like in Xanadu or Superman and the early Star Wars footage. Remember that while the Apple II was out, Commodore Amiga wasn't nor were Tandy's color models which were like 2-strip Technicolor at best but they were great for games!
I believe it would be 17 years before really awesome video editing systems like Spectra? and AVID would start to appear.
02-13-10, 03:15 PM
The production of "Tron" marked the first time that computer-generated imagery (CGI) had been extensively used in a feature film. A full fifteen minutes of the film consists of moving images generated entirely by computer. Additionally, there are over two hundred scenes that utilize computer-generated backgrounds. Much of the remaining effects in the film were backlit optical effects. Because of the amount of the computer-generated imagery necessary for "Tron," the filmmakers decided to divide the work among four different companies that specialized in computer graphics: Digital Effects, Robert Abel & Associates, Mathematical Applications Group Incorporated (MAGI), and Information International Incorporated (Triple-I).
i now have the theme from tron in my head.... wendy carlos!
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