Source Engine Being Used To Create Animated Film

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joytech22

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Source isn't so bad, it's definitely one of the longer lasting engines out there.
It also runs well on virtually any modern system.

Making a movie out of it will be interesting to say the least.
I'm going to see the movie when it comes out, just out of curiosity anyway.. :)
 

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roffle it stays the same but the world upgrade the graphics , valve get me HL3. pcs cry engine looks good but is far from excellent, they need to optimize it allot. i am keeping my money on the next unreal engine, they are the only one good enough to compete vs the valve engine. (graphics/performance) anyone can make a insane graphical capable engine few can make it run on low specs and still make it look amazing.
 
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[citation][nom]jalek[/nom]Source? CryEngine would seem a much better choice.[/citation]

Now see...that's exactly the kind of thing for which the CryEngine should be used. Not for games, of which they have had only mediocre entries.
 

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WOW! If you can watch a movie and the play a game in the exact same area, that would be amazing.
In fact, companies can make twice the profit, because the game "map" is already made.

 

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From the "visionary" director of 9? That movie was boring as hell. I really thought it was going to be pretty decent. I hope this movie is much more entertaining, aside from the horribly dated engine.
 

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Since its not required to render real-time, about any engine with the feature set / render quality needed can be employed, source is nothing special with today standards. Would not be surprised if it was handed out for free/cheaply as this will give valve some free news!
 

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[citation][nom]belardo[/nom]Who else here, did not crap their pants?[/citation]

I might have crapped a little bit.

Not because it is the source engine but because it is going to open the door for better engines to be used for the same thing!
 

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I guess if that is the look that you are going for it will be fine. Personally I would use what ever engine is used by the Diablo 3 cinematics. Of course they may be trade offs using one or the other in terms of workflow, licensing etc.
 

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I'm too biased against source to comment. However it is interesting to consider this for CryEngine 3 and perhaps Unreal Engine 4 as PC gaming hardware keeps advancing. Movie tie-ins become playable..

OR games just keep getting more cinematic in a sense of fuck it I'm not interesting in 'playing' and I'd rather just watch a 12 hour long movie with hundreds of dynamic points (but no main character deaths or bugs screwing up suspension of disbelief).
 
Guys, I don't think that the engine is what's really important here (not that I wouldn't like to see a better one in use). IE they could use ridiculous AA, tessellation, and such because it does not need to be rendered in real-time. With game engines, they could probably get very high quality animation and it probably wouldn't be as expensive as run-of-the-mill CGI and such.
 

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Source might be dated but at least its still around. Its a shame no one releases tools for thier games anymore. Wish ther was a BF3 map maker/ mod tool .
 

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[citation][nom]darkchazz[/nom]true dat.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wM4k06rZeYxD[/citation]
If you want to advocate CryEngine then find some example that shows its full capabilities, and not machinima that looks as if done with Unreal 2.5.
 

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Love all the dated engine comments... what does it matter what engine its running on if the story is good and keeps you entertained. I still watch movies that are before we even had CG....
 
[citation][nom]RADIO_ACTIVE[/nom]Love all the dated engine comments... what does it matter what engine its running on if the story is good and keeps you entertained. I still watch movies that are before we even had CG....[/citation]

Two words: Progress, advancement. Just because an older movie can entertain you does not mean that other people shouldn't want to see more and more advanced technologically movies.
 
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