posted on Aug, 8 2006 @ 12:50 PM
Just as a point of reference it's worth baring in mind that no animal, whether it be a goldfish, a human, an elephant wearing flop flops or anything
else in nature moves in that way. Let me explain what I mean in a bit more detail and you'll get what I meant by the references to 'linear
animation' and 'Bezier curves'.
The way everything moves follows certain rules, if you move your leg right now to start walking across the room naturally you'll notice if you
analyse it that the acceleration (or force behind it and hence the movement itself) isn't linear. That’s to say that it doesn't move with equal
force from start to finish.
There is an 'ease in and ease out' that is more of a Bezier curve than a straight line, and hence why Bezier curves are used in 99.9% of all
realistic animations. No living thing moves with an equal force or speed in a movement (unless of course you're pretending to be Frankenstein’s
monster or a robot for your kid. :lol
Its one dead give away for a badly (or rushed) animation of any character and particularly obvious in this footage. Some of you may say that an
alien's biology is unknown to us and thus it’s at least possible that it would move like a cross between a badly animated game character and a
robot. Unless its body was effectively a massive animatronic, it would still obey the same rules. Plus I can't seem to remember anyone describing
and encounter with aliens by saying they walked like Frankenstein’s monster.
I have a feeling if we'd seen a longer section of footage of this 'alien' it'd all of a sudden become very apparent that it was a fake even to the
least sceptical of us. For a very short section like this one its a heck of a lot easier to get away with bad animation / a bad rig / lack or any
colour, texture or specularity maps than if it was say a minute long.
But feel free to totally ignore my point of view if you want, it just seems glaringly obvious to me.