Posts Tagged ‘miniatures

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Jun
08

B5 flashback #2: The Forgotten Miniature

Babylon 5  turned the sci-fi world on it’s pointed ear by being the first-ever production to use zeroes and ones instead of film and models to create visual effects.  That’s right, folks, the CGI nightmares you must endure all summer long can be traced back to 1992 in Valenica, California!  Computer effects pioneer Ron Thornton had seen the writing on the wall and convinced Warner Brothers that it was possible to forego plastic spaceships on strings in favor microchips on desktops.  Despite being billed as the first all-CG effects show, Babylon 5  almost had a dirty little secret…

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