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Re: BBC Spinosaurus video Re: T. rex specimen at Carnegie on NPR and other news

Yes, but they seem to have taken the concerns of this forum on board. They seem 
to have prioritised accuracy over photorealism.  Every event in the series 
seems to be backed up by a fossilised example, and they make the difference 
between "would", "probably"' and "did" clear in the narration.  

As for the slightly stylised animation, I think that's to allow them the space 
(and budget) to make the whole scenes CGI not just the animals, so they can 
have control over everything including angles, time and species in a way you 
can't with shot video. 

Christian darkin
Twitter: @Christiandarkin

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On 19 Sep 2011, at 23:26, Dann Pigdon <dannj@alphalink.com.au> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 20th, 2011 at 1:56 AM, "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu> 
> wrote:
>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa0U7cvS6Ag
> Every hide spottlessly clean, every tooth and claw perfectly formed and 
> evenly coloured - it's like 
> watching an archosaur beauty pageant. Or a Hollywood casting call.
> The animation also seemed somewhat stilted at times, almost like claymation. 
> Unless the frame 
> rate of the posted video has been reduced?
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