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December 23rd, 2003

LotR Warriors Can Think for Themselves

I haven’t seen any of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but this article caught my eye last week. Apparently, director Peter Jackson (and his Feebles) wanted the 200,000 person battle scene to be as realistic as possible. They weren’t going to use 200,000 extras, though, so they interspersed CGI warriors with humans. But each individual CGI warrior reacted to their environment, rather than just being a batch of people running on the screen. According to the article, at first, the thinking CGI people were a bit of a problem: all they did was run from battle.

I almost want to see the movies now just so I can watch the warriors scatter about and move independently.

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