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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

3rd World Robotic Police

It took me a couple of seconds to register what was going on here. Nothing seemed particularly out of place. But then I noticed the robot...

This movie is presenting the idea of robotic police in 3rd world countries, an idea which is far ahead of its time. But what's interesting about this is that the robot is extremely well lit. It reminds me of the Half Life 2 Lighting Experiments posted about earlier. The robot blends in so well with its surroundings that it seems entirely plausible.

Is this where CG is heading? To the point where we're starting to have trouble picking it out of the crowd?

Update: Check out this Show Real which features a collage of Neill Blomkamp's work.

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