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    1. 10-10-2012 12:40 AM #1
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      10-10-2012 12:41 AM #2
      Yea...nope. A mothership materializing out of nowhere with no sound? I'm sorry, but there's no way to violate the laws of thermodynamics. A vast amount of energy MUST be spent to do something like that.

    3. 10-10-2012 01:31 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Yea...nope. A mothership materializing out of nowhere with no sound? I'm sorry, but there's no way to violate the laws of thermodynamics. A vast amount of energy MUST be spent to do something like that.
      Laws of thermodynamics cannot be broken but yet the laws of physics are already being broken outside in space...

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      10-10-2012 03:57 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by MFactor View Post
      Laws of thermodynamics cannot be broken but yet the laws of physics are already being broken outside in space...
      Tell me more about this, I am curious.
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    5. 10-10-2012 12:12 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by feels_road View Post
      Tell me more about this, I am curious.
      Singularity?

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      10-10-2012 12:15 PM #6
      Sweet Anim8or
      How much of that was CGI?
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      10-11-2012 05:15 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by MFactor View Post
      Singularity?
      OT: Singularities are certainly awkward, yet protect physics as-we-know-it in accessible space-time.
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      10-14-2012 05:25 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by MFactor View Post
      Laws of thermodynamics cannot be broken but yet the laws of physics are already being broken outside in space...
      Are you trolling?
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    9. 10-15-2012 02:33 PM #9
      I love how nerdy the trolling is on this thread.
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      10-15-2012 03:16 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Anim8or View Post
      I love how nerdy the trolling is on this thread.
      So what program(s) did your students use to create this sequence?
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      10-16-2012 01:15 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Anim8or View Post
      I love how nerdy the trolling is on this thread.
      On that note, if there is more to an event horizon than Hawking radiation, MFactor actually has a point.
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    12. 10-16-2012 11:34 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Anim8or View Post
      I love how nerdy the trolling is on this thread.
      Hey man, don't call us nerds. You're the one that created the UFO video.

    13. 10-16-2012 11:31 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by TJSwoboda View Post
      Are you trolling?
      I'm trolling how? The brilliant C4 A6 once again makes a masterful post, this time by making a statement of how the laws of thermodynamics cannot be broken on a short sci-fi CGI film. I make a point that our scientific laws are not perfect as there are far too many things outside of our world that we do not yet understand. As I pointed out, an example would be singularity. If something like this truly does exist, what would make you believe in absolute certainty that the object would have to make a lot of sound for it to disappear?

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      10-16-2012 11:55 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MFactor View Post
      If something like this truly does exist, what would make you believe in absolute certainty that the object would have to make a lot of sound for it to disappear?
      A sound is transmitted by the vibration of the molecules of air. If no molecules were vibrated during the apparition or dissolution of the object, then no sound would occur. One way to achieve this would be to have the molecules of the object occupy the space between the existing air molecules, thereby creating minimal disturbance when appearing or disappearing. A molecule of oxygen has the size of approximately 292 picometers (using the covalent radii equal to 1/2 the distance between the covalent bonding nuclei, natch). The space between air molecules, at STP, is about 3.3 nanometers, so there's quite a bit of wiggle room for a motivated molecule to sneak in.
      Nevertheless, given the number of molecules occupying that space, it would be a considerable feat indeed. Thus, the ability to beam a troller into a wall is not going to come anytime soon. Sadly.
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      10-10-2012 08:57 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Yea...nope. A mothership materializing out of nowhere with no sound? I'm sorry, but there's no way to violate the laws of thermodynamics. A vast amount of energy MUST be spent to do something like that.
      I would say that if they can materialize their own ship they can probably dematerialize the atmosphere in the location they want to put their ship and simply send it away in a wide pattern, dissipating the effect of materialization, but not negating it.

      yes, I'm sure it would take a tremendous amount of energy. Something on the order of 1.21 gigawatts.

      Well done, Anim8or.
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      10-10-2012 10:47 AM #16
      I like the identical trees.

      Other than that, well done. Vue?
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      10-13-2012 03:10 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Yea...nope. A mothership materializing out of nowhere with no sound? I'm sorry, but there's no way to violate the laws of thermodynamics. A vast amount of energy MUST be spent to do something like that.
      Get the **** out.

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      10-13-2012 06:37 PM #18
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    19. 10-16-2012 11:08 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      Yea...nope. A mothership materializing out of nowhere with no sound? I'm sorry, but there's no way to violate the laws of thermodynamics. A vast amount of energy MUST be spent to do something like that.

      Assuming something like that was true, do you think such an advanced species would fall under the constrains of our limited understanding of physics?

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      10-10-2012 12:47 AM #20
      Lol Ani8or, that's some nice ani8ing, but the reaction sounds were far less convicing. And camera work way too good.. but nice cgi work.

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      10-10-2012 12:59 AM #21
      Needs more texture work. And you should look into making small animated details even if they're barely visible. That's what makes a good cg artist closer to being a great cg artist. just take a look at the ships from id4. And that was HOW many years ago?

      PS: there is a videography forum for this sort of thing.

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      10-10-2012 01:02 AM #22
      They must've visited to abduct the GTI and discover the wonder of German Engineering.

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      10-10-2012 01:09 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Tuneman7 View Post
      They must've visited to abduct the GTI and discover the wonder of German Engineering.
      It would work out like all the other movies, something that us natives have grown use to inevitably kills the visitors for us. In this case german engineering makes all their ships throw Codes and go into Limp mode.
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    24. 10-10-2012 01:24 AM #24
      The ones I was lucky to spot, were just round gray discs in the sky (no blinking beacons)....one up front and two following at a distance behind.

      Earlier, there were others that cruised with Orange lights on (solid, not blinking)...then would disappear.

      My guess is they cruise with the lights shut down, when they want to see something or whatever they light up. Were like glowing orange objects that moved up and down.

      They weren't planes, weather balloons, helicopters, Chinese lanterns, etc.



      Interesting night, others saw them as well. Very surreal, big skeptic here before that.
      Last edited by Beltfed; 10-10-2012 at 01:27 AM.

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      10-10-2012 01:27 AM #25
      GLI Dan, that's pretty damn funny!

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