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Re: SVP in the Steel City (Long)
G Paul said:
>Jurassic Park - Stephen Gatsey showed that the "running" T rex in JP
>is actually walking (one foot is always in contact with the ground)
>at a mere 12 mph! It is interesting that the top speed of racing
>Asian elephants is also 12 mph. To go faster requires a running gait
>with a supsended phase. So much for the claim in a special on the
>making of JP by the animator that he had come up with a realistic
>gait for a fast T rex.
I'd like to point out that the animators of JP1 also had to work with
an animation tool that did not allow ball-and-socket-like joints when
constructing the model for animation, such as those found in the
femur-hip of therapods, and thus had to fake it with what they had.
The knees of the JP1 T rex wobbled during the run like somone doing
the Charleston because of it. The software has improved in JP2.