posted on Apr, 30 2004 @ 06:41 AM
If you look at the lighting in the movie clip where the robot stops the jeep, you'll see its CG, with a dumbass error in it.
The shadow of the jeep is at the North East of the jeep, so is the shadow of the person stepping out of it, the robots shadow on the other hand is
oriented South West, the oposite direction.
Then in the clip where the robot is made turning in the dark, you see a hard shadow on the whiteboard behind it, but when the engineer steps in front
of the machine to turn it on, his shadow is not projected on the screen, although, the lightsource thats supposedly projecting the bot is oriented at
ground level, superimposing the bots shadow to the white screen. You should see the person shadow at same heavy intensity on the white board and its
There are other shadowing anomalies in the various clips that show the bot, making it clearly CG.
In another thread it was said that shadowing at that level wasn't posible in CG, then that person needs to do his research.
Perfectly real looking shadow is more then posible with cards supporting Pixel Shader 2.0 and higher, that makes that GFFX5950, R9700/9800 and now the
new GF6 6xxx series could actualy render that bot in REALTIME at an even higher detail.
Robot renders are rather light for graphics cards, because they are blocky, bulky, non-complex and usualy use only a few colors.
Realtime rendering of humans is even posible with the current and next gen graphics cards, up to a level that the GF6 6xxx series can render a persons
hair, with lighting per hairstrand AND calculating in the lighting scheme how much light every strand of hair should have in respect to the density
and compactness of the hair.
Like near the root of anyones hair, the hair always looks darker, because its packed together more tightly there and the further you go to the tips of
the hair, the lighter it gets.
Thats how natural blondes with alot of hair seem to have dark brown to almost black hair roots. While the tips of their hair is almost bright white.
That and that the webspace is rented by and payed for by BMW's ad agency(as researched by Slashdot and other sites), makes up for a pritty great
hoax, but a hoax non the less.