Yoda: Puppet or CGI? -1 reply

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#1 12 years ago

Which do you think was better?




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#2 12 years ago

I like CGI mostly because Yoda could actually do stuff as a computer generated Image By the way, whats JA MP ?




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#3 12 years ago

The puppet looked much more realistic though. In the prequels they should have only used the CGI for things like the fight scenes. And JA MP is Jedi Academy Multiplayer.




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#4 12 years ago

The Puppet may have looked realistic back in the 80's, but today you can tell its a puppet.




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#5 12 years ago

Of course you can tell it;s a puppet, but you can tell tha the CGI one is CGI. Plus the puppet is affected by real world lighting, the CGI one occasionally is lit incorrectly.




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#6 12 years ago

Personally I prefer the puppet.

It's real, it occupies a real space, it looks real, it looks like a physical object.

The only good thing about CGI Yoda is that more can be done with him. Like chopping the heads of CGI Clonetroopers, or jumping around the CGI senate, and let's not forget using his CGI lightsaber.....

The prequels were really a huge "look what we can do with CG animation" fest. That and Lucas' inability to write a love story of any sort.

Wow, I just realised how negatively the majority of my post puts the Prequels.... ah well, must remember to be in a better mood before posting.




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#7 12 years ago

I like the puppet more. Yoda just seemed more real. I mean, they could have used the puppet in the prequel, but touched him up and used a computer for fights.




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#8 12 years ago

Puppet it looked so much better in so many ways which have already been stated.




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#9 12 years ago

CGI is better




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#10 12 years ago

I think the original puppet had a certain charm that was never replicated in The Phantom Menace version or the subsequent CG models. It also had the added benefit of being controlled by Frank Oz (the voice of Yoda). The character's mannerisms matched what was being said quite uniquely and was a single individual's interpretation of the character and thus no room for 'collisions.' The CG model, on the other hand, is a combination of the work and interpretations of not just George Lucas and Frank, but many animators as well. So, I guess you could say that "Yoda" has been diluted somewhat.

They also changed his appearance quite dramatically in the prequels for some reason. The green monster that appeared in The Phantom Menace only vaguely resembled the familiar Yoda. Even Yaddle reminded me more of the frail Jedi Master from Empire Strikes Back




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