This is an animation, and a damn good one.

ceph

Wonderpus
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Dec 20, 2002
Messages
207
Location
West Palm Beach, Florida
Featured Thread #1
This video has gone viral on Facebook:
I've posted the original by Thomas Marqué and not the uncredited FB version. The video looks real, very real, like a stressed out octopus someone threw on a beach. It looks so real that it initially fooled me and a number of other octopus experts. My (limited) understanding is that this CGI tool was used to create this very realistic animation (How to render using Mantra). Houdini is a great name for a program to render lifelike octopus animations! And is also the name of my first octopus!
 

DWhatley

Certified Ceph Head For Life
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Sep 4, 2006
Messages
20,168
Location
Gainesville, GA
#3
A bit more work on the beginning and I am not sure I would have spotted it as CG quickly. The whole action with the ball, however, is so unlikely, I would have still been suspicious.
 

Thomas marqué

Hatchling
Registered
Joined
Jun 22, 2018
Messages
1
Location
Lille , FRANCE
#4
Thanks Ceph ... ...i'm the one responsible for this animation , very surprised by the comments on the net and all this "viral" enthusiasm , but it's cool in fact . This video is "just" a technical test i share with the FX workmates on vimeo ...I'm still on it to improve the behaviour of this little guy and your site will help me a lot , a mine of informations ....and now i 'm a member .Nice! .
 

Members online

No members online now.

Forum statistics

Threads
19,346
Messages
201,827
Members
8,270
Latest member
King.God

Monty Awards

TONMOCON IV (2011): Terri
TONMOCON V (2013): Jean
TONMOCON VI (2015): Taollan
TONMOCON VII (2018): ekocak

About the Monty Awards
Top