One of the bigger problems with the Internet is the negativity.  When it comes to computer-generated effects, the response is always negative, focusing on silky, boneless characters or ridiculously over-designed elements.  But CGI, like traditional animation, is just a tool, and is has led to some wonderful visuals.  My favorite CGI moment takes place in the underrated science fiction epic, ‘Titan A.E.’, where a battle in a heavily mirrored ice field turns into a beautiful tour de force of space combat.  So today, we’re gonna talk your FAVORITE CGI, with the reminder that the only wrong answer to the MS-QOTD is “None”, leading to today’s LIghtWave 3D query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) isn’t necessarily talking BEST, as that’s in the eye of the beholder, asking: What’s your favorite CGI moment of all?


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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    I like CGI plenty and fine, but I suppose I like it best when I don’t ‘notice’ it. So, with that in mind, it will be turning Gary Sinise into a double-amputee in Forrest Gump.

  2. Jarmo Seppänen on

    Its still probably Ents attacking Isengard. Not that its necessarily the most impressive, at least anymore, but it was one of the things I considered “impossible” before Lord of the Rings movies were out. Generally, I’m not a big CGI fan, don’t like my movies looking like video games. I play those separately and I know enough about game development that I can see those Unreal engine effects.

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