Transformers Daily News Source for Transformers 5, Titans Return, Robots in Disguise, Combiner Wars, Generations, Third Party, G1, Beast Wars, Reviews, Comics, Games & More Than Meets the Eye!
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews
facebook twitter Pinterest Tumblr Google+ youtube podcast rss
Transformers Movies
Five Amazing Facts About Transformers 3 Computer Graphics Production by ILM
Jack Q - Friday, July 08, 2011


The Hollywood Reporter has published an interesting article about the work ILM did on Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon. The article disclosed five different technological feats that were developed by ILM for the production of the third movie in the trilogy. Get the scoop on how many parts some of the characters were made up of. Learn about rendering times and some of the challenges they faced making the film look good in 3-D cinemas now at hollywoodreporter.com.



ILM Facts from Hollywood Reporter:

1. The Driller consists of 70,051 parts. By contrast, Optimus Prime, the head Autobot, has just 10,108 parts. Due to the complexity of the Driller, and the fact that he lays waste to a skyscraper, only a few artists working with ILM's most powerful desktop machines were able to load the shots where the machine takes on the building. And they sometimes waited nearly an hour for the files to load.

2. Massive computing power was needed so that the Driller could destroy the skyscraper: Rendering is the process of calculating the information in a CG file for final video output -- essentially by turning numbers into images. It took a staggering 288 hours per frame to render the Driller along with the photoreal CG building that includes all those reflections in its glass.

3. Stereo 3D added to the complexity. At the time of the live-action shoot, choices were made about the interocular distance, which is the distance between the centers of the lenses of the two cameras. “We take the same information,” Farrar said. “We copy that exactly.” ILM rendered a left eye, then a right eye image. The VFX team viewed the shot in 3D, then refined and repeated as needed.

4. For a last push on the final weekend of work, ILM’s entire render farm was used for Transformers 3. ILM calculates that that added up to more than 200,000 rendering hours per day -- or the equivalent of 22.8 years of render time in a 24-hour period.

5. A final injection of “Secret Sauce” was used to improve the theatrical experience. Because some 3D movies look dark or soft when projected, Farrar said, “We did make sure things are as bright as possible; Michael (Bay) called up theater owners to make sure they keep the lamps bright in the theaters.” Plus, he added, “We also added a kind of secret sauce to make everything a little sharper, because we know that through the steps, no matter what, when you get to the final screening things tend to go less sharp.”


We are dedicated to being to be the best resource for all your Transformers news and reviews every day. Keep your browser dialed to Tformers.com for updates as they happen.


last 10 shown - scroll to view more   TFormers Member Comments
Asthaloth
2011-07-09
7:26 pm

It bears a semblence to the Dweller in the Dark from G1. Which given the rest of the storyline being basically cribbed from G1, probably isn't an accident. 
Jason X
2011-07-09
4:20 pm

From a technical standpoint that's amazing. It does lead into a question I've had for a while now: What exactly is the deal with the Driller? Was it a part of some TF story I'm unaware of or was it invented just for the movie? I mean, in both the movie and the prequel game it's just ... read more 
jeffafa
2011-07-08
7:49 pm

I hope I am not the only immature person who thought reading "A final injection of Secret Sauce was freakin hilarious. 
Tripredacus
2011-07-08
4:10 pm

That's nuts. 
»  Read ALL Forums Posts & Replies
»  Post a Comment on This Story!  (membership required)

More Transformers Movies News
Ever wonder what the huge, hyper-detailed, movie Transformers statues from Prime 1 Studio look like in-package? Thanks to a poster on Baidu, now we know! This is a really impressive piece, a statue that looks like it walked out of the 2007 movie, standing at 50 centimeters or over a foot and a half tall. Keep reading to see the images, which we've mirrored here for your convenience!
Just in from Licensing Expo in Las Vegas via comingsoon.net, we have our first piece of promotional material for the 2018 Transformers movie, which will focus on Bumblebee at some point before the main film series. Transformers Universe: Bumblebee as it is currently titled on the poster has been said to skew younger, and have a smaller robot cast. There was also the hint that the 1980's might be the target time period for the story. You can find the image that was on display at the expo mirrored below.
It is official, Michael Bay, the director with five Transformers and a slew of other blockbuster movies under his belt has been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, today. According to the reporting from Malay Mail Online, who is being called the "$6 Billion Man". Mr Bay attended the ceremony today with his dog Rebel to leave his mark, adding his hands and feet impression to the avenue of Hollywood's greatest achievers. Read on for quotes from Bay on the event.
UPDATED with information on the Transformers Live Show! Sys-Con Media reports that Hasbro has partnered with DMG Entertainment to create a new Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality experience centered around Transformers. The first of these "digital simulation experience centers" will open in Shanghai this summer, with plans to expand across China over five years. No plans outside of China have yet been announced, but the project is said to be designed "with the global audience in mind." Keep reading for info!
After the recent trademarking of what's believed to be the Bumblebee Movie logo, Hasbro continues preparing for its 2018 cinematic outing with a new trademark reported by Transformers@TheMoon: Bee Vision. Really, what are the odds this isn't related to the Bumblebee Movie? With the trademark specifically calling out toy masks as a potential use, it looks like there'll be some type of roleplay-toy gimmick in next year's movie toys. Keep reading for the data!











Facebook @TFormers
Optimus Prime #7
Generations IDW Comic Book
Brawn
Generations Titans Return Legends Class Figure
Roadburn
Generations Titans Return Legends Class Figure
Seaspray
Generations Titans Return Legends Class Figure
Berserker
The Last Knight Premier Edition Deluxe Figure

Transformers The Last Knight Package Image Leaks - Decepticon Nitro, New Deluxe Bumblebee

Transformers: Lost Light #6 - Jack Lawrence Posts High-Res Cover Art

Epic DinoBots In Disaster Dash - Hero Run Rescue Bots Game From Budge Studios


RADIO FREE CYBERTRON

Twitter @TFormers




ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Classifieds
Entertainment
Marvel
 
Podcasts
Star Wars
Superheroes
Transformers
Links
Support
© 2017 Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and or owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. To have it removed right away, please [ Contact Us ].