|2002/11/16 01:27:22 PST by Alex [0/0]
Edited at 2002/11/22 08:37:23 PST
I enjoyed that movie in the theater because it's very well made, but by second viewing at home it shrunk on me. I'm just not a fantasy person, I guess. I do, however, find the movie to be a technical milestone. I also find Aetrus's bit of trivia fascinating. Here's a quote with more details:
"For high-tech tasks, a computer program called MASSIVE made armies of CG orcs, elves, and humans. These digital creations could 'think' and battle independently - identifying friend or foe - thanks to individual fields of vision. Jackson's team could click on one creature in a crowd scene of 20,000 and see through his 'eyes'. Different species even boast unique fighting styles.
It is reported that on the first run of the fight sequences using the MASSIVE Artificial Intelligence program, the intelligent fighters - programmed to fight in the most efficient manner possible all turned and ran away."
Does that [color="brown"]make[/color] anyone think about FoI battle entity / NPC A.I.?
BTW, that "dude!!!" line (lots of text with no word breaks) causes a page misalignment and horizontal scroll-bars for me. (800x600, large fonts.)
BTW2, random idea of the hour: how about creating sub-nodes for the "General Discussion" node, so they could be organized by category? Those could include "Video Games", "Movies / TV / Anime", "Funny", etc.
[color="brown"]EDIT: smallified, fixed a typo.[/color]