17 October 2011

Computer graphics: You've come a long way, baby

This is a truly stunning video, the opening credits of the Spanish movie Eva.

Eva / Film Main Titles from Dvein on Vimeo.

When I think back to the mid-1980s, when I was so awestruck by the IMAX movie The Magic Egg, or a bit later The Lawnmower Man, it just makes this all the more incredible to see how far computer-generated graphics have come. Now if only they could finally get people's faces and body motion to look more realistic. Something about the eyes is just still...wrong...