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Incredible Animatronics reel almost looks like CGI
show user profile  jareu
Hi Guys, been lurking in the shadows for a while.

I thought that this was postworthy and also wanted to know, does anyone here actually work with animatronics like this? I just decided that this is what I want to do with my life.

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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7/26/2013 5:24:56 AM (last edit: 7/26/2013 5:24:56 AM)
show user profile  STRAT
aye, very real indeed. this, and cgi, both fool equally well these days.

i'd be curious on costs - i'd wonder how much production costs of animatics like this stack up against the cgi equivalent in a big film budget?

as for doing it? i presume, other than the specific qualifications it'd require, you'd need to be an ace engineer with tons of experience and a dying passion for it. i cant imagine breaking into the scene from scratch would be an easy task.


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7/26/2013 2:03:13 PM (last edit: 7/26/2013 2:03:13 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I agree with Strat, it all has to do with budget and versatility.

Actually I just wanted to post this video..

- Portfolio-

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7/26/2013 6:26:23 PM (last edit: 7/26/2013 6:26:23 PM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
So amazing. Lord....that looks like so much more fun than sitting at a desk all day pounding on a keyboard....

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7/26/2013 10:02:55 PM (last edit: 7/26/2013 10:02:55 PM)
show user profile  3joez
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7/26/2013 10:10:59 PM (last edit: 7/26/2013 10:10:59 PM)
show user profile  jareu
yeah for sure, Its expensive, but better than hiring an entire team of CGI artists.

as far as technical skills goes, Youd need to know a shit ton of 3D software and animation theory as well as electronics and firmware design. Then there's the prosthetics and casting, which is an art form in itself.

personally, my best bet would be to make 3-5 of my own pieces to get the attention of the right people

He who says it cannot be done is interrupting the man doing it.

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7/27/2013 9:12:41 AM (last edit: 7/27/2013 9:27:14 AM)
show user profile  LionDebt
Have a look at the Stan Winston school website, they've got all the video tutorials and experience you'll ever need if you want to get started out with the prosthetics, mechanics and airbrushing/materials side of things.
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7/27/2013 7:52:05 PM (last edit: 7/27/2013 7:52:05 PM)
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