ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1184 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1347 times:
Hahaha - yeah, that post. I follow engadget religiously and lol'd when I saw that.
It is a joke.
Put the youtube video up on full HD and watch the eyelids - they are definitely CG. They picked a good guy to use, though, because if you watch his blinks, he shows very little signs of other muscles being used, but there is a definite difference between the real blinks and the CG blinks.
Lastly, try blinking really fast (and you're not even blinking half as fast as you need to) for 5 minutes straight. Thats all that is needed to convince yourself its not real. That is completely ignoring the impresiceness of the blinks as well (yes, I know, they are supposed to be electronically triggered) - mechanical glasses will always be more accurate and timed better when it comes to speed and precision and I don't think your muscles would co-operate for a whole movie.
Edit: Also, notice the tags engadget used when posting it: "humor", "joke" and "funny", among others.
[Edited 2011-01-19 10:20:22]
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DeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 6541 posts, RR: 51 Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1268 times:
Has anyone been to that one rollercoaster in MGM (I think,) the Rock and Rollercoaster (or something along those lines)? In the line to get on, there are 3-D videos in there that looked very cool to me. You didn't need glasses and it looked very realistic. The screen was back against the wall and there was a window you looked through (that created the 3D effect I believe.) Hard to explain if you never seen it.