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All the chat on JP has been very entertaining, I've enjoyed it alot.
In a TV show about JP ( long time ago, can't remember the name )
they were talking about how Speilberg had financed palaeotologists to
investigate how dinosaurs moved around and to create animations
with the help of some high tec computer wizardry.
They started by creating 3-D skeletal reconstructions on the
computer to work out how the bones articulated together and then
fleshing these out for the film. I also saw a similar thing done by
David Norman showing how Iguanodon should correctly be
reconstructed in a quadrapedal pose, instead of obligatory bipedal. I
think that show was called Dinosaurs (once again memory fade with
the passing of time :-)
Does anyone no if any more work like this has been done and if the
palaeotologists involved ever published?
Eagerly awaiting answers,
Gabhan Pettigrew, Last night in the museum's hall
Sgl3GP@Cardiff.ac.UK The fossils gathered for a ball
Cardiff University. There were no drums or saxophones
CHEERS But just the clatter of their bones
A rolling, rattling carefree circus
Of mamuth polkas and mazurkas
Pterodactyls and brontosauruses
Sang ghostly prehistoric choruses
Amid the mastodonic wassail
I caught the eye of one small fossil
Cheer up, sad world, he said,
and winked -
It's kind of fun to be extinct!