The Strange remains the same for 16 March 2015

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More on the Dodo video

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  5 comments for “The Strange remains the same for 16 March 2015

  1. busterggi (Bob Jase)
    March 17, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    If you were dead for 400 years you’d be blurry too.

  2. Dr Rob_W
    March 17, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    I suppose, technically, the Toy Story trilogy was about haunted dolls.

  3. Pangs
    March 17, 2015 at 11:48 AM

    I don’t find it surprising a doll that spins when wound would find itself on the floor after being set in motion. I don’t even need a haunting. Just a bit of wobble.

  4. Bill Munns
    March 17, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    The dodo video figure has a curious similarity to the dodo models I made years ago.

    http://www.billmunnscreaturegallery.com/bmcgsite_009.htm

    Those I made were static models, and could not be animated, but if one model were available to a digital artist, the model could have been scanned into a digital mesh with image maps so it would look like my model. The mesh could have been imported into Lightwave, Max, Maya, or Softimage for animation and rendering.

    If somebody is claiming this video is real, they should be willing to provide the video in a camera file format for forensic analysis. Absent a camera original file format to examine, there would be no reason to consider this footage as real. A good CGI composite cannot be eliminated from consideration on the basis of the video shown.

    There are also lighting issues that make it suspect, but it’s fun to watch.

  5. ApexDisorder
    March 18, 2015 at 1:10 AM

    Bill Munns,

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