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GaussHog
GaussHog
12 years ago

As someone interested in motion graphics/visual effects, this is fascinating. Thank you.

mangababe
12 years ago

Yes! I always thought the cool blue aliens looked similar to the fish with the transparent head and huge eyes. Great article, I love seeing the various iterations and examples of color and texture. Just the thought of all the roto, paint, and compositing work done for this episode as I watched it, made my fingers ache in sympathy. :D Congrats to the entire team on the Emmy nomination, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Morjana
12 years ago

Another fascinating article. Thank you, Mark Savela, for sharing your time and skills with us.

Egle01
Egle01
12 years ago

Awesome! I think those aliens are the best in SG history…

J-Whitt987
J-Whitt987
12 years ago

Cool. I love the Smurfs, but they look pretty cool in grey too. Maybe we’ll see another race that’s grey. Kinda like humans don’t all come in one color. That would be pretty cool imo.

Sylvia
Sylvia
12 years ago

Although I don’t watch the show, this article was really fascinating!!!
Thanks for all your hard work in the Stargate franchise, I have been enjoying you and your team’s work for years.:)
And congrats for the Emmy Nom!

SilvynSyrrus
SilvynSyrrus
12 years ago

Love these guys. They BEST be returning A LOT as the main villain Aliens of the series or I will be the most saddened and disappointed Stargate fan of all time! They do after all, want Destiny.

adamtm
adamtm
12 years ago

Dear Mark,

while I enjoy your work greatly, and I do so since Stargate Atlantis, I really would wish that the camera-work would actually give us time to enjoy what you create.

I find it unfair that your hard work is shown only through a blurred haze in 1-2 second cuts (as the episode-screen captures above illustrate)

I wished we would get to actually see your work, instead of a 1 second picture or a badly lit blur of colors.

Anyways, thank you for countless hours of great entertainment and keep up the great work.

Sincerely
Alex

Omnipotent
Omnipotent
12 years ago

Hello mr Savela, i must say ive been a fan of the Stargate VFX for many years but it wasnt until rescently i gave 3d and animation ago myself and ive learned tonnes in the 9 months ive been doing it and as such i must say in regards to “space” that while the still shots of the alieans looked great the movement of the aliens was dissapointing and to me it just looked off somehow. still very nice work and im itching to see more of this vfx diary. also will you be showing us more of destiny? Like… Read more »

josephconrad
josephconrad
12 years ago

Mark, are those Image Engine creature style sheets available somewhere? :)