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Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard? (Audio)

Why is CGI in the Movies Still So Hard? (Audio)

As the summer movie season kicks into high gear, we talk with a scientist about some of the challenges in simulating the way everyday objects behave on the big screen through computer generated imagery (CGI). Etienne Vouga's computer simulations have helped bring to life a wizard's hair in The Hobbit and clothing in Tangled.


See examples of some of Vouga's simulations below.



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Guest - Karen Alexander on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 13:52

Thank you for the thought-provoking discussion of computer generated imaging in films! I thoroughly enjoyed your podcast! You really knocked it out of the park!

Thank you for the thought-provoking discussion of computer generated imaging in films! I thoroughly enjoyed your podcast! You really knocked it out of the park!
Guest - Tim Airhart on Wednesday, 08 June 2016 21:45

Very informative! I've seen some of the outages of cgi errors, but never knew why it was so challenging.

Very informative! I've seen some of the outages of cgi errors, but never knew why it was so challenging.
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