Everything Is CGI In This Video, Really

Submitted by: DickenMcHunt 6 years ago in Tech

Silestone -- "Above Everything Else" from Alex Roman on Vimeo.


Amazing what computers are doing with video now...
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Male 6,694
Well that was a waste of time. Oh well. I am bored.
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Male 78
I see no CGI.
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Male 479
why would you do all this in CGI - that would make it far more expensive than using traditional methods or at least a blend.
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Male 151
All i see is a kitchen Advert. Why is that in CGI?
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Male 985
photoshoped
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Male 675
James Cameron`s Avatar was done mostly against blue screens, or in a barn or both, and people still have the gonads to say this is fake.

...or real...

Lets put it this way, I`ve never seen something done so meticulously that I`m actually having a moment where I question the linguistics needed to express the validity of this video.
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Male 49
I refuse to believe that is CGI. Someone prove it to me first.
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Male 1,834
nice
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Male 5,189
Neat.
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Male 194
Mah grapes are turnin into diamonds.
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Male 247
and the uncanny valley doesn`t even apply to inanimate objects, it really only applies to people...
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Male 247
@zyran - rendering took that long 10 years ago, not anymore. It takes hundreds of hours to set up these shots, getting the shaders and the lighting and the textures perfect, but modern hardware can render the final frames in seconds, practically in realtime. And I`m pretty sure these guys aren`t using typical consumer PCs, they`re using render farm systems with dozens of processors.
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Male 558
eek! inanimate object uncanny valley!
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Male 30
Sends shivers down my spine
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Male 2,121
I call bs
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Male 294
I don`t believe it! It is too easy to fake amazing CG effects nowadays...
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Male 27
While very impressive, it still costs more per frame than actually shooting actual footage. Renders are extremely time consuming and expensive. Each frame of that video could easily take a couple of hours to render with a typical consumer PC.
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Male 39
...crap.
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Male 1,557
Yeah yeah realistic lemons, very good, but it`s not got any humans in it, because that`s when we`d be able to tell they`re CGI. I await the day we have CGI humans that just look totally real :)
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Female 833
i just sh-t CGI bricks. they were very well rendered.
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Male 749
Woooooooooooooooooooooooow.
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Male 21
If its really 100% CGI then thank god cause we will never need real objects. Better still if actors become redundant because we can digitally put them in. The discrepencies between false and real lighting within an environment cant fool our judgement of real objects against computer graphics and this will always be apparent. It looks false when the two combine. Good work, lets just all go digital. -sarcasm
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Male 1,299
Everything these guys make is CGI- they have a few making-of video`s (http://vimeo.com/8200251)

It`s two guys that are very good at their craft. Keep in mind that this is all inanimate objects in controlled motion and demolition. We`re not talking about people- or cars- or anything incredibly complex.

Video was found via Gizmodo: http://is.gd/hUhDg

Check out the other making-of videos and their other video`s for more examples of what these guys are capable of.
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Male 163
@littlepete50: I think you are thinking of eXistenZ, a movie that came out in 1999 staring Jude Law
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Male 1,357
What`s that film where they put the helmets on and play a game but it`s unmistakably like real life, then they take their helmets off, but it`s all part of the game, and they`re still in the game but don`t know it? Yeah.
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Male 88
wow.
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Male 725
Won`t be long now until we cross the Uncanny Valley and never look back...
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Male 25,417
I call BS on the CGI, its digitally enhanced but thats it!
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Male 10,338
Yes if they were made of glass.... Like the bell pepper was.
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Female 282
@Crucible

The point of the video was to show just how advanced CGI has become.
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Male 217
@auburnjunky Watch it again at the part where grapes were thrown at the table. Do grapes really explode like that? This is obviously CGI.
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Male 10,338
Wait a sec. Where does it say this is CGI.

I call BS!
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Male 337
@SarahofBorg
It`s uncanny valley :P
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Male 1,299
"Wouldn`t it be cheaper and easier to do this with cameras? There`s nothing in there that required CGI"

Cheaper? Not really- it took two guys a relatively short period of time to do this- without expensive cameras, without produce, multiple shots and tons of editing. They planned it out exactly as they wanted it and executed it.
It might have actually taken less time than if it was produced "practically."

Easier? Maybe- depend son the people making it. Some people work better with this- others work better in other mediums.

Other benefits? Total Control. There isn`t a single thing that they can`t perfect. Everything is as the want it to be. You can`t do that with practical effects.
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Male 1,815
Wouldn`t it be cheaper and easier to do this with cameras? There`s nothing in there that required CGI
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Female 3,562
Wow, they`ve really conquered the uncanny value when it comes to objects and scenery. This is perfection. But we need people now!
This really does blow my mind, I find it hard to believe it`s CGI and some one isn`t just lying about it.
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Female 78
I want to buy cgi countertops for my kitchen
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Male 914
FAKE!!! This is totally CGI. I can tell because of the pixels.
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Male 683
Too late, my time has come
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Male 337
This video was an advertisement about countertops...I just went to the website :P
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Male 16
Avatar ain`t got nothin` on Silestone.
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Male 337
I just sh-t 10,000 bricks
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Male 30
someone needs to screen grab all the comments once the song is over and post it back to IAB...
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Male 30
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters
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Male 125
If I`m not back again this time tomorrow...
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Male 271
SHOPPED!!! XD
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Male 891
i want to know what kind of monster computer he used to render that and/or how long it took.
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Male 5,194
Didn`t mean to make you cry.
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Female 124
Mama, OOOOOooooOOOOoooooo!
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Male 217
Aww come on we had something good going here. Was it completely necessary to ruin it?
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Male 58
99 red balloons floating in the summer sky
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Male 1,526
Cops are coming ass is tightening
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Female 2,120
looked at my kingdom, I was finally there
to sit on my throne, as fresh prince of bel-air
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Male 183
Momma, life had just begun,
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Male 48
C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!
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Female 282
pulled my trigger now he`s dead
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Female 277
Put a gun against his head,
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Male 20
Any way the wind blows
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Male 24
mommaaa just killed a man
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Male 101
Nothing really matters to meee
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Female 128
Any way the wind blowwwssss
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Male 290
Little high, little low
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Male 217
Because I`m easy come, easy go
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Male 87
I need no sympathy
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Female 667
I`m just a poor boy
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Male 251
@twenty5

Well, duh. You can tell by the way the grapes shatter into a million tiny pieces, just like real grapes do when you drop them on the counter.

Did that the other day, was a bitch to clean.
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Male 30
Look up to the skies and see
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Male 15,832
Well, I watched it on a computer so TECHNICALLY, it was a computer-generated image.
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Male 120
open your eyes
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Male 55
no escape from reality
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Male 322
caught in a landslide.
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Male 2,788
Is this just fantasy?
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Male 506
Is this real life?
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Male 5,194
Everything`s ciggy in this video, so smoke if ya got em.
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Male 167
obviously..NOT CGI.
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Male 2,402
Pretty soon with the invention of robots also. There will no longer need these jackasses of egotistical thespians.
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Female 627
I don`t believe it.
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Male 633
Shopped!
I remember a time when Atari graphics blew the mind. :)
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Male 1,744
Hear that? It`s the death knoll of live action films. Fiiiiiinallly
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Male 772
Photoshopped
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Male 425
Amiga was fantastic
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Male 716
Still not as visually impressive as Treyarch`s new installment...


I keed, I keed.
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Male 54
I remember a time when Amiga graphics blew the mind.



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Female 870
Wooooowwww.
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Male 6
gay
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Male 40,304
Nice! More pixils than you can imagine! eh?
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Male 39,564
yeah. great.

maybe I`m jaded, but I`m kinda tired of being amazed at CGI. After a while, my amazement is all spent and I expect it as the norm.

still bored
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Male 1,299
Link: Everything Is CGI In This Video, Really [Rate Link] - Amazing what computers are doing with video now...
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