originally posted by: zatara
a reply to: Swills
I am suggesting a plane because the guy in the OP-vid is suggesting that. But the lie is for me the same if it has been fabricated at area 51 or some
studio in Hollywood. Did you see that movie gravity..? No problemo to duplicate your ISS tour at that location.
CGI (Compuer Graphics Interactive) takes an ENORMOUSLY LONG
time to do and takes a team of at least a 50 to 100 highly skilled
programmers and artists to render even a few seconds of video
much less minutes and HOURS of space footage.
Even with the BEST of the programs and BEST of skills....we've got
them all -- Maya, Discreet Smoke/Flame, Alias, Lightwave, Fusion,
After Affects, Premiere, Avid....it's really HARD WORK and the
rendering takes hours even on a petaFLOP+ based GPU cluster.
It just isn't possible to do real-time rendering of TRULY photorealistic
4K 60 fps imagery even WITH an ultra-powerful 64 petaflop
IBM BLUE GENE Qx-series Supercomputer Cluster !!!
If you have ANY experience in computer sceince and TRULY
photo-realistic rendering (and I've got 25+ years of it!) I can
smoke out fakery in the blink of an eye because I know what
to look for in special effects, lighting and common rendering
artifacts cuased by most of the big name programs.
Even when we goto molecular-based and photonics-based
simulation systems which run on the LARGEST SUPERCOMPUTERS
in the world, even those give off bad image artifacts quite noticeable
to me due to the incompleteness of our scientifc models of real-world
lighting and physical movement phenomenon.
SO NOPE it ain't done by special effects...BUT....if you fly
a plane up and down at a specific speed and angle you can
get your weightlessness looking real because IT IS REAL!
Director Ron Howard did this technique when they filmed
Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks ... hundred of hours flying up
and down in "The Vomit Comet" airplane filming take
after take in real weightlessness conditions!
So again NO special effects on the Space Shuttle
or the ISS ....but practially it MIGHT be able to be
done using airplanes....!!!!
edit on 2016/2/14 by StargateSG7 because: sp