Fun Facts from ROTF *spoilers*

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  1. F1WilliamsJeff

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    Transformers Revenge of the Fallen Fun Facts | None | michael bay dot com


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    Robots

    14 robots last time, 46 robots this time (ILM only)
    If you had all the gold ever mined in the history of man, you could build a little more than half of Devastator.
    Optimus Prime will be life size on IMAX screens in many forest fight shots.
    Devastator’s hand is traveling 390 miles per hour when he punches the pyramid.
    The pyramid destruction simulation was 8 times bigger than the old rigid simulation all-time record holder at ILM.
    All robot parts laid out end to end would stretch from one side of California to the other, about 180 miles
    Devastator’s parts stacked tip to tip would be as tall as 58 empire state buildings.
    If all the texture maps on the show were printed on 1 square yard sheets, they would cover 13 football fields.

    Disk space

    TF1 took 20 Terabytes of disk space. Trans2 took 145 Terabytes. Seven times bigger!
    145 terabytes would fill 35,000 DVDs. Stacked one on top of the other without storage cases, they would be 145 feet tall.

    Rendering times

    If you rendered the entire movie on a modern home PC, you would have had to start the renders 16,000 years ago (when cave paintings like the Hall of Bulls were being made) to finish for this year’s premiere!
    A single imax shot in the movie (df250) would have taken almost 3 years to render on a top of the line home PC running nonstop.
    IMAX frame render times: As high as 72 hours per frame!

    Imax

    Optimus Prime will be life size on IMAX screens in many forest fight shots.
    Imax frames take about 6 times longer than anamorphic to render.
    IMAX frame render times: As high as 72 hours per frame!

    ILM screen time

    ILM Screen Time is about 51 minutes.

    Devastator

    Devastator is as tall as a 10 story building.
    Devastator has more than 10 times the number of individual parts found in an average car.
    Laid out end to end, Devastator’s parts would be almost 14 miles long.

    Devastator totals

    Number of geom pieces: 52632
    The total number of polygons: 11,716,127
    The total length of all pieces: 73090 feet
    The total length of all pieces: 13.84 miles
     
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  2. MegaHavok

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    ummm...wow
     
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    TV Metrics type information. To make relatively useless facts sound interesting, you have to say stuff like "if you took X and stacked it on top of Y 50 times, it will be as tall as [insert a tall building] several times over. Except in this case, X and Y don't actually exist, while the building does."

    They also ran out of unique facts, so they repeated a couple.
     
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    That's it. I have to see this movie in Imax.
     
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    What do they mean by 'ILM screen time is about 51 min'????

    Perhaps I'm interpretting it incorrectly, to me this sounds like there will only be 51 minutes of actual robots within the entire 2 1/2 hour movie.....:( 
     
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    Yep, spread out throughout the movie, not including footage of the real prop vehicles.
     
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    Well, it means if you take every single ILM shot in the movie and string it together, no real footage whatsoever, jsut the visual effects, you get 51 minutes...which is A LOT.

    In the actual movie you have the shots dispersed amongst the actual movie. Like a scene with only Optimus, some scenes with robots interacting with humans, etc.

    Unless the movie gets a 600+ million dollar budget, which will never ever happen, there will never be a movie that is 90-100% 150 minutes of just CG Transformers. You just have to deal with that.
     
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    man i want to see it in imax
     
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    that pic of ravage reminds of a Lightning Saix on Zoids.
     
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    Amazing...
     
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    I'm glad I got into that advanced IMAX showing, nah nah nah nah boo boo!!!
     
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    Life size Optimus Prime in IMAX? :drool:  Yeah, I'm sold.
     
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    I don't care HOW big the movie is, I am NOT buying the 35,000-Disc Collector's Edition in November.
     
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    I think 51 minutes means TF related imagery (any screentime with a robot, basically), not shots that are completely CGI.

    Lets see... Movie 1 cost $150 million and had about 34 minutes of onscreen TF related imagery. Movie 2 increased the budget by 33% (150 to 200) but has increased the amount of screentime by 50% (34 to 51). So its difficult to complain in that regard. 51 minutes does seem like a small number at first, but broken up throughout the movie probably will not be too bad.
     
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    I'm so glad I already bought tickets for RotF on IMAX the day it comes out.
     
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    Holy ass licking cow fuker! Thats a frekn lot!
     
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    I...have no words.


    Anywho, on topic.

    Doesn't Bay have his own CGI/special effects division working on this as well? If I'm remembering correctly, he has his own company working in conjunction with ILM on these films.

    If I'm right on that, then perhaps it's 51 minutes for ILM's work, the rest picked up by his crew. So robot screen time might even be more than we're assuming.

    I can't wait to see this movie. However, after hearing that an IMAX screen isn't good for those with motion sickness or weak stomachs, I'll be sticking to the old fashioned theaters and drive ins, thank you very much.

    EDIT: Yes. He does have his own company, bought from Stan Winston. Digital Effects. I do remember hearing that they did some of the work on the last movie. So there's no reason to assume they haven't worked on this one as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Bay#2000s

    EDIT Pt. Deux:
    I was right! His company did provide material for Transformers, ROTF, and now G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra. So, after ILM's work is done at 51 minutes worth, who knows how much was put in on Bay's end of it. So there might be a hell of a lot more robot screen time than we're calculating.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Domain
     
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    Just to give it some perspective, the first Jurassic Park featured only 6 minutes
    of dinosaur shots and that, too, was a 2 hour movie.
     
  20. lt.jdavid

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    WOW! 51 minutes! NOOCH! I hope that means the fight scenes aren't just strange shots of ankles, elbows, and half torsos smashing into eachother like the first movie. This is gonna be a sick film.I wanna punch a pyramid at 390+ mph or what ever crazy number it was. :D 
     

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