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Old 08-04-09, 05:45 PM
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Top Five CGI Characters

List your favorite CGI characters in terms of quality and reality of the CGI, not which one's you thought were better characters. I start this thread with Avatar in mind. My list may change after I see that film.

1) Davy Jones- ILM (Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3)
2) Devastator- ILM (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
3) King Kong- WETA (Peter Jackson's King Kong)
4) Gollum- WETA (Lord of the Rings)
5) Yoda- ILM (Star Wars II and III)

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Old 08-04-09, 05:48 PM
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

1 - Gollum
2 - T-1000
3 - T-Rex Jurassic Park
4 - King Kong
5 - General Grievous/ Davy Jones (tie)
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Old 08-04-09, 06:03 PM
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

1. Gollum
2. King Kong
3. Davy Jones
4. Velociraptors
5. T-1000
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Old 08-04-09, 06:07 PM
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Really? I thought Davy Jone's CGI was a lot more realistic then Gollum.......
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Old 08-04-09, 06:51 PM
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

1) T-Rex (Jurassic Park)
2) Gollum (LOTR)
3) Balrog (LOTR)
4) King Kong (Peter Jackon's remake)
5) The Kothoga (The Relic)
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Old 08-04-09, 06:53 PM
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Really? I thought Davy Jone's CGI was a lot more realistic then Gollum.......
Actually you're right. I missed the first sentence in your post about solely ranking based on realistic CGI. I was going by characters.
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

are there even a lot of them to choose from as of now?
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Old 08-04-09, 07:11 PM
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

I can only think of two:

The Faun (Pan's Labyrinth)
The Arachnids (Starship Troopers)
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

Some pics of characters listed.
Davy Jones
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screen...007&position=2
King Kong
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screen...731&position=5








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Old 08-04-09, 07:33 PM
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The Faun wasn't CGI at all.
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Old 08-04-09, 07:49 PM
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

1.) Davy Jones (POTC 2 and 3)
2.) King Kong (King Kong 2005)
3.) Gollum (LotR 2 and 3)
4.) General Grievous (SW Ep. III)
5.) MCP (Tron)
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Davy Jones, King Kong, Gollum, Optimus Prime, Tooth Fairies (Hellboy II).
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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

I couldnt list them but my top 5 would be ones that I didnt even notice were CGI.
That to me is a truly great indication of quality in CGI. Not even noticing it.
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What, no love for this guy?

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Good lord, Devastator? That was nothing but a big background straight out of a video game.

1. JP T-rex
2. Cloverfield Monster
3. Gollum
4. King Kong
5. JP Velociraptor
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
That to me is a truly great indication of quality in CGI. Not even noticing it.


I was convinced that at least one of these troopers was a real guy in a suit.
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I was convinced that at least one of these troopers was a real guy in a suit.
Great point, I still continue to forget they were CGI. It doesn't help though that I have seen the costume they built for a reference model in person though.
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Old 08-04-09, 10:55 PM
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5. Jabba in '97 Star Wars SE
4. Scorpion King in Mummy Returns
3. The flying vampire girls in Van Helsing.
2. The Shark from Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.
1. Moving guys in Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" video.

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Re: Top Five CGI Characters

1. Davy Jones (POTC)
2. Draco (Dragonheart)
3. Bit (Tron)
4. Gollum (LOTR)
5. King Kong (PJR)


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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
5. Jabba in '97 Star Wars SE
4. Scorpion King in Mummy Returns
3. The flying vampire girls in Van Helsing.
2. The Shark from Shark Attack 3: Megalodon.
1. Moving guys in Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" video.

Honorable Mention:
All of the creatures in A Sound of Thunder
Well played.
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Old 08-04-09, 11:04 PM
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Good call on Dragonheart. Very impressive for 1996.
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Originally Posted by chris_sc77 View Post
I couldnt list them but my top 5 would be ones that I didnt even notice were CGI.
That to me is a truly great indication of quality in CGI. Not even noticing it.
Davy Jones did that for me. I thought only his face was CG but it turns out everything was.
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Good call on Dragonheart. Very impressive for 1996.
It really did blow me away back then. Terrible picture I posted though, that talon looks very out of place.
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I can only think of two:

The Faun (Pan's Labyrinth)
The Arachnids (Starship Troopers)
The only thing they did digital to the faun was to erase Doug Jone's legs in that bright green fabric. EVERYTHING on the faun itself though is a physical part of the suit..even the legs...look at the special features on the faun..great stuff. Del Toro is really original with thinking of the simplest things where others would totally go complex.
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Old 08-05-09, 12:47 AM
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None.

(okay...maybe the T-Rex from Jurassic Park)
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