Thursday, April 9, 2009

How Benjamin Button Got His Face

Dear Diary,

Is very rare to see such a major innovation on visual effects, since we are all used to see state-of-the-art special effects in almost every major film nowadays. But this one is different. So different as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is itself.

I couldn't believe my ears when CGI-Guru Ed Ulbrich during his speech on TED, stated that "Benjamin's face in the first 30 minutes of the film is totally computer generated"... I mean, everyone in the field knows that a convincing 3D human face is considered as the "Holly Grail" of motion graphics! How did they do it then!?

The general idea that these folks had was quite straight forward... when you have to nail like a million spikes and the greatest tool available around is the stone... then go invent the hammer.

No more words for this marvelous presentation... Enjoy!

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