Pacific Rim Uprising may not have lived up to its predecessor, but it’s still a fun movie about giant monsters fighting giant robots that, sorry to break it to you, weren’t actually so giant before the film’s visual effects artists worked their magic. VFX studio DNEG shared this behind-the-scenes look at its work on Pacific Rim: Uprising, including some fun, raw footage of motion capture artists (mo-cap) performing the robot-on-robot fight scenes that would eventually flatten sprawling computer-generated cities. But on stage, they just banged into giant yellow pillows and padded walls. Mo-cap has become a vital tool in the visual effects industry, not only because it’s a faster way to animate a character, but the results are far more lifelike than trying to recreate the movements of a human—or a humanoid Jaeger—using traditional frame-by-frame animation techniques. In this case, the captured motions were slowed down to make the Jaegers’ … [Read more...] about This Pacific Rim: Uprising VFX Video Shows How Mo-Cap Performers Become 300-Foot-Tall Jaegers
Prajurit Korps Marinir memandu Kendaraan Amfibi LVT-7 saat akan masuk kedalam KRI Makassar-590 di Perairan Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, Amerika Serikat, Minggu (22/7/2018). Pada Latihan Tempur (Latpur) Multilateral Rim Of The Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 bersama 27 Negara di kawasan Asia-Pacific tersebut, hanya Marinir Indonesia dan US Marine yang membawa kendaraan amfibi sebagai sarana angkut pasukan. ANTARA FOTO/Budi Candra Setya/pras. … [Read more...] about Latihan Tempur Multilateral Rim Of The Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018
Gregg Doyel Indianapolis Star Published 10:37 p.m. UTC Jul 21, 2018 RURAL HANCOCK COUNTY — He’s watching me through a window in his house, and meets me just off his front porch. He’s not armed, but the shepherd-husky mix next to him will do the trick. He’s holding back the giant dog with his hand; no leash, I’m noticing. Mike Morrow is squinting at me, maybe because it’s a bright sunny day, maybe because there’s a stranger in his front yard. To get here I’d climbed over his driveway fence, past the sign that shows a Siberian Husky’s shadow and these words: I make it to the fence in 2.8 seconds. Can you? My 2.8 seconds are up. “Can I help you?” Well, I’m saying, I’m here to ask you about that. I’m pointing at the barn in his gravel driveway. It’s straight out of 19th century Indiana, this barn, huge and faded red. On the lower half, a long 2-by-4 barricades the doors. Higher up are windows, … [Read more...] about Doyel: An old barn, a basketball rim, a father, two kids. An Indiana story.
Salt makes everything better, and that includes beverages. Beyond margaritas, salt enhances the flavor of and tames any bitterness in almost any cocktail. Though it’s a common practice to rim your glass with sodium chloride, it’s a gross one, which is why you should season the drink, not the drinking vessel. The flaws with rimming one’s glass are obvious. Not only is the word “rimming” unpleasant to say, type, and read, but licking one’s glass to get the seasoning you crave is creepy looking, and most people wish to avoid looking creepy while drinking in a social setting. And while the beverage may initially look pretty with a salted rim, its looks quickly fade as you sip from it (and slobber all over it). Adding salt directly to the drink also gives the drink maker more control over how much they’re seasoning; a healthy pinch is usually plenty. If you wish to get really exacting about it, you can make yourself a little saline solution of 50 … [Read more...] about Salt Your Cocktail, Not the Rim of the Glass
Given that it originally hit assembly all the way back in 2007 (oh yes, time does fly…), the Nissan GT-R has aged quite nicely. More importantly, besides the very appealing exterior design, which combines curves with sharp lines, it’s still very competitive, even by today’s standards, having been updated by Nissan quite a few times to keep it relevant. And with a little know-how, and the right budget, it can become even faster. However, the example that Forgiato has recently brought forward doesn’t have an insane power figure. Instead, it sports new rims, a new bumper and side skirts, privacy windows and sits impossibly low to the ground. Also Read: This Is (And May Remain) The Only Maybach S650 Cabrio On Forgiato Alloys The Forgiato rims are from the Monoleggera series and are said to have been “crafted from a solid block of forged aluminum, which makes them ultra durable and exceptionally light”. As usual, the wheels can be had in different sizes … [Read more...] about Customized Nissan GT-R Gets Adjustable Suspension, Bronze Rims