battle damaged before battles?

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  1. ssjautobot

    ssjautobot Banned

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    did anyone else notice that even RIGHT after the autobots got their new forms, that certrain parts of them have scratches on the paint like they were in battle, especially on optimus and ironhide? why is this?
     
  2. RHansen

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    because the vast majority of movie goers wouldn't notice or care, thus having two texture sets for each model of the transformers was a waste of the budget, its as simple as that
     
  3. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

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    Its just for style. Plus, they were rolling all over the pavement two seconds before, and im sure they shed "paint" like we shed dead skin
     
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    The real reason was, Quote:

    "Clean robots don't look real", so they kept the dirty/damaged look consistently.
     
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    I dont know about huge f*cking robots, but I'm fairly sure that personally I could whiz through the atmosphere, crash into the ground at an obscene speed, unearth myself, and I wouldn't have a scratch.

    What a bunch of pussies.
     
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    Ahahahaha!!!
     
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    It's the same reason why their vehicle modes were still pristine after battles, even though all the paneling is scuffed to hell and all the parts are damaged in robot-mode.
     
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    Acutally the funny thing is that dont all the textures start as unscratched :)  They actually add the battle damage to it after the orginals are created.

    The real reason is easy since this is spielberg and lucas's ILM. The clean look, looks unrealistic Lucas used the scratched and dinged up look for the Xwings and mostly everything in star wars which makes things not look like props but items that are used on a daily base for quite a while. Granted the scratches show up for no reason in TF 2007 but It makes the robots look more real and give them deapth of appearance.
     
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    Maybe transforming chips their paint. I liked that they didn't have perfect paint jobs as bots. Made it look more like they had been through some stuff. I felt like Prime looked more damaged at the end, but maybe I am crazy.
     
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    I assumed it was something along the lines of them being 'scarred'... Wounded in a previous battle and recovered, but still 'damaged'
     
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    depends on how they decided to make it, but its more than likely they had a seperate texture since it was probably layered textures
     
  14. DeceptiKreep

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    Not every car owned looks like it stepped right off the showroom floor, like Jazz. The fact that they have some damage shows that they scanned them exactly as they first saw them. I do not think that the Autobots chose the vehicle mode based off perfection.
     
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    I agree with you there - especially in the case of 77 Bumblebee. This falls apart though, when BB scans the pristine, slick 08 Camaro; then maybe an hour later in real time transforms and is all scratched up again. If it was just the hidden plating it would be OK, but you can clearly see paint gouges on the front fenders that become his chest.
     
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    Never paid any attention to any scratches or damage they took... except for Bumblebee.
     
  17. RHALX

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    If you remember, on the first shots there were no battle damages. Bumblebee was absolutely clean.

    It's not a question of budget. I guess it's all about style or something like that.
     

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