Digitalscape Reveals Transformers: Prime CGI Details

Discussion in 'Transformers Robots In Disguise / Prime Discussion' started by SilverOptimus, May 7, 2010.

  1. SilverOptimus

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    Digitalscape (the production company behind the CGI of Transformers: Prime) twitted/tweeted via their official Twitter account to reveal the CGI Details of the upcoming TV Series.

    Thanks to Staff Member SydneyY of TFW2005, we were able to translate Digitalscape’s tweet/twit.

    The Twitter update is as follows:
    "What I heard from someone who is actually working on Transformers: Prime, is that they are aiming for a CG quality somewhere between the Movie and the Animated"

    Basically, Digitalscape is saying that the Characters of the Transformers: Prime will look like a cross between Movieverse Characters and their Transformers: Animated counterparts. This update clearly explains the look of Prime's Bumblebee, who carries facial features of both Movie and Animated version of himself.

    Transformers: Prime is set to debut on 10/10/10 alongside the Hasbro-Discovery Hub TV Channel.
     
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    Very nice, thank you. This is interesting, partly because of the line stating, "CG quality somewhere between the Movie and the Animated". Animated isn't CG in the conventional sense, but I think they're talking about style, which I would be very happy if it was true. Can't wait for more news on it!
     
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    Interesting. So Movie bot designs that don't look like car crashes fighting crumpled tin foil...........
     
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    Damn Ratchet, no wonder they call you NEWS staff!

    Anyway good to hear that Animated will influence at least design wise, loved their actiony designs.
     
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    Hibridd style? The first thing that came to mind was RoTF Lockdown, wich looks cool. The series should have more simple figures, but I can see what is their goal.
     
  6. SilverOptimus

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    Wow!!! Coming from you, that's a BIG compliment. You are sort of a legend here.
    Thanks Sir! :) 
     
  7. Ravenxl7

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    Sounds good to me. Animated Prime had a very good design, imo. Can't wait to see what he, and the others, looks like, and what their alt-modes will be. Hopefully Botcon brings us a sneak peak of the new show and it's toy-line.
     
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    Hmmm... sounds to me like Animated movieverse. Sooo... I would guess car crashed crumpled tin foil in exagerated proportions with big chins.

    Cold work tho... as with everything else, just have to take a wait-and-see position.
     
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    It was always obvious from just that HUB Bumblebee image that the shapes are graphic and stylized like animated, but the visual cues and detail complexity are homaging the movie look. This just confirms that.
     
  10. Mister Gone

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    I remain skeptical. I'm hoping for decent quality CGI but from what I have seen of rapidly produced for TV CG it can get ugly/cheap looking pretty quick.
     
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    Oh god, somebody draw Movie Starscream with Animated chin NOW!
     
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    I knew thats where they were going with this, I just hope Prime does not have flames. Not that I'm bothered by them but yeah.....:p 
     
  13. Solrac333

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    Too bad Animated influenced the design wise.
     
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    Sounds cool to me. Hopefully, we'll see some full character designs soon.
     
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    No, I think the 'movie car crashed crumpled tin foil' will not be in this show. They are reigning in that busy unappealing aesthetic (which kind of made sense for the live action movie, but wasn't handled very well IMO).

    Expect stylization like TFA/Most animation styles on TV, not as cartoony, but using what CG does best -- which is to add realistic texture and detail. Big Chins is an oversimplification of DJW's sophisticated TFA aesthetic IMHO - which is a great post modern distillation of G1.

    I've heard from someone actually designing on the TF Prime that it's way more stylized than the movie, but uses very realistically rendered textures and environments. Probably not too far off from WFC, but nodding directly to the Movie designs rather than G1.

    I'm psyched to see how it comes together - I know for a fact that they have some top US animation talent involved (with lots of animated feature experience)...
     
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    At first I didnt like this idea but now that I think about it, it sounds pretty cool
     
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    This should be interesting.
     
  18. Mr. Sparklebot

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    Animated and Movie? This should prove interesting, design-wise. Seems WFC isn't the only thing that's taking a few cues from Animated.

    I hope we see some pics other than BB soon.
     
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    I'm going to try to be fair, but I kinda wish that the designs looked more like the WFC designs.

    But it all remains to be seen.
     
  20. zopilote_z

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    I think that design would be something close to WFC..
     

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