New Sighting May be a CGI Fake?
We show you how it is possible, even on a humble Atari!
Seen recently in the news, have been some new, allegedly real pictures of
the world famous 'Loch Ness Monster' an eel-like creature living in Loch
Ness in Scotland, supposedly coming from some unknown species. Some of the
more popular accounts claim it may even be a survivor from the age of the
dinosaurs, a marine Sauropod-like creature perhaps?!
These latest pictures allegedly show the 'monster' clearly in its lakebound
habitat, including one of it diving back beneath the surface, with a
realistic looking splash. And I think I can reveal what was being thought,
the moment that picture was faked. Something along the lines of "Yeah,
great, that splashing I've airbrushed in will really get the press going!"
Now if it can be done on today's state of the art Wintel boxes, with the
latest in CGI trickery-ware, I decided to see if such an exercise was
possible on our humble fuji-boxes, and I am pleased to reveal the end
results right here!
A cunningly simulated 'Monster' against a realistic background!
But that is only the beginning. Would using an Atari-based method of photo-
realistic picture-scamming hold up when I had to introduce more complex
image deception techniques. Could we carry it off?
And whoosh! There he goes, back into the dark depths!
And a resounding "YES!" for this one. Truly we on Atari can do *anything*
that the PeeCee fraternity can!
CiH, For Alive! Mag, Sept '02!