Is CGI Getting Worse?


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  • Miike_Snow
    Miike_Snow  12 months back

    I work for a company in Belgium specialized in CGI / render . And All a can say about thoses bad cgi scene is the light is ruining the 3d model. The light is the key in 3D rendering !

    Just take a look at this kind of 3D render (yes all is in 3D),
    the light is making all the realism in that scene, not the models or the materials. Light and color grading at the best :) !

    • Vital Lazarovic
      Vital Lazarovic  2 weeks back

      nah, it not looks real

    • The Lovepools
      The Lovepools  2 weeks back

      I know what game I'm buying next.

    • André Pieterse
      André Pieterse  3 weeks back

      Its all about the lighting!

    • boomshuka
      boomshuka  3 weeks back

      Not just CGI most movies looked better in the 90’s. There’s a screen door effect that romanticizes the look of many older movies

    • LMLMD
      LMLMD  1 months back

      Totally agree. Raytracing is important... case in point of how not to do it, Indiana Jones and the crystal skull tree-chopping car in the jungle scenes.... dear gods :(

  • Francesco Rizzo
    Francesco Rizzo  18 hours back

    It goes like this. If you see John, the painter, painting a perfect shape, then you see Mark, another painter, painting a not so good shape, you should not say "painting is getting worse nowadays".
    you should only say "John is better"

    • Felony Melody
      Felony Melody  1 days back

      CGI is like mc Donalds, as long as people buy it they won’t make it as good as possible

      • alam71us
        alam71us  2 days back

        The way I view good and bad cgi is if the cgi character or setting looks like it belongs in the movie, then I don’t care if it’s cgi, if it doesn’t, then I will care.
        For example for 2005 King Kong and 2007 transformers, I know that there is no such thing as a giant ape or a giant alien vehicle transforming robots, so I can always tell that it’s cgi. But as long as the way it looks, feels, and interacts with everything looks like it belongs in the movie, then I don’t care that it’s cgi

        • Culvea Solvere
          Culvea Solvere  2 days back

          I agree with some of your bad examples but not all of them were bad imo.

          • The Legend Killer
            The Legend Killer  2 days back

            To this date there’s no movie that has better Cgi than Transformers 3, not even the 4 or 5 are better than it, its so beautiful the way they created the final battle, i literally tought they had to blow a real building when the building fell in Chicago, new movies even transformers 4 look like a damn videogame, it looks so cartoonish, also avengers infinity war or endgame, when thanos comes out i think im seeing a videogame cutscene of how shitty he looks

            • DESHIY 360
              DESHIY 360  2 days back

              Beautiful video

              • Iam Theone
                Iam Theone  3 days back

                Good im not the only one that thinks of LOTR when i see bad VFX

                • Atomic Ranger
                  Atomic Ranger  4 days back

                  Lets be honest the star wars movies are a series with great CGI.

                  • Alex Hansen
                    Alex Hansen  4 days back

                    cgi is ruining movies .just look a the marvel movies. is like a really bad pc game. it looked awful. i only see the marvel movies.
                    when the get on netflix. will never again, go back to the cinemas. and to pay for crappy cgi , movie ever again.

                    maybe kids age 3-1x will love it, or whatever. it may not be a complete waste of time. for some people.

                    • Hi-Fidude66
                      Hi-Fidude66  5 days back

                      Alita Battle Angel looked incredible one of the best looking movies in my opinion. The problem with that movie that it is sort of badly written, story is not exciting enough. There better be a sequel

                      • David Doornenbal safty

                        Very Good!

                        • MisthaufenGmbH
                          MisthaufenGmbH  6 days back

                          Amen to that!

                          • onkel bro er homo
                            onkel bro er homo  1 weeks back

                            What are you talking about, fallen kingdom looks fantastic. Do you think the spinosaurus from jp 3 looks good.

                            • —
                                1 weeks back

                              yes it is

                              • taki
                                taki  1 weeks back

                                I’m getting 2004 Catwoman vibes from those Black Panther clips.

                                • Sech Met
                                  Sech Met  1 weeks back

                                  I would say Theory #2 is close to the truth. I think the movie makers use so much CGI that the animators can't possibly make the result pefect within the time they're given.

                                  • NeoWorm
                                    NeoWorm  1 weeks back

                                    As many people who criticize CG in movies you also mix CG that is actually good but shows something that is obviously unreal and say it's bad because you don't believe it. Yeah, not many people can form a helmet on their face from molten steel with fingers - fake! bad CGI!

                                    • Artie Albano
                                      Artie Albano  1 weeks back

                                      I think you've hit the nail on the head. I agree 100%

                                      • El Roșu
                                        El Roșu  1 weeks back

                                        CAn someone name the movie from 6:24 and 7:19, please?

                                        • El Roșu
                                          El Roșu  1 weeks back

                                          @Center Row thanks m8

                                        • Center Row
                                          Center Row   1 weeks back

                                          Alita: Battle Angel and A Wrinkle in Time

                                      • Simon Anthony
                                        Simon Anthony  2 weeks back

                                        I agree. I'd add that motion is often too fast and camera positions impossible. Contrast is often low these days too, everything has to be in a fog for some reason.

                                        • Koala Too
                                          Koala Too  2 weeks back

                                          Yes but the cats from fantastic beasts "shivers"

                                          • Jamezz Clarkson
                                            Jamezz Clarkson  2 weeks back

                                            Transformers compare it now to Tf last night

                                            • Jan Stüwe
                                              Jan Stüwe  2 weeks back

                                              What is that song he's using for his "bad examples"?? I've been looking everywhere for it...
                                              p.s. Special effects don't matter it's the acting and plot...

                                              Naa they do...

                                              • taki
                                                taki  1 weeks back

                                                “Frolic” by Luciano Michelini

                                            • Chickenphat
                                              Chickenphat  2 weeks back

                                              3:29 that’s actually not true. They did have stuntmen. I direct you to this video where the real stuntman that did that scene comments on it.
                                              I agree that the CGI looks bad tho.

                                              • Xorcist Bat
                                                Xorcist Bat  2 weeks back

                                                Combination of hiring cheaper staff, tighter deadlines and possibly template driven rendering and environments so as to cut down on time. You get a 'standard template setting' that shows as opposed to someone who knows what they're doing and takes the time to do it, etc...

                                                • emi emi
                                                  emi emi  2 weeks back

                                                  For black panther the problem was that the cgi team was given the movie late and they had only a month to do all suit scenes (barely any time for cgi teams to work) but in capitan America civil war everything was on schedule so they had time to make everything!

                                                  • brus li
                                                    brus li  2 weeks back

                                                    At 240p everything looks nice.

                                                    • brus li
                                                      brus li  2 weeks back

                                                      @M11B222INF8791 I want to see 240p at 60fps.

                                                    • M11B222INF8791
                                                      M11B222INF8791  2 weeks back

                                                      144p is actually better.

                                                  • Nathaniel Tan
                                                    Nathaniel Tan  2 weeks back

                                                    Hellboy 2 looked awful.

                                                    • Ninja Crackpot
                                                      Ninja Crackpot  2 weeks back

                                                      Blame the director

                                                      • Juan Sutton
                                                        Juan Sutton  2 weeks back

                                                        Cgi like everything else. It the people using the tools. The software can only take you so far. It also takes a creative mind and someone that knows how to apply it. By the way. The new Jurassic parks looks way better.

                                                        • idahill
                                                          idahill  2 weeks back

                                                          Some of your bad cgi examples are meant to look cartoonish. Marvel would look weird if it wasn't like a comic book. The hulk is supposed to be likable. So he needs to be a cartoon.

                                                          • Space Logic
                                                            Space Logic  2 weeks back

                                                            I agree. The reason that most of the movies filming in a studio, was to save the expences to film into real world locations. But Hobbit for instance, was cost a lot more money than Lord Of The Rings. So this leave us that filming industry doesn't leave much time to the CGI artists and filmmakers to complete their work as it should be. And this happens because 1: they save money and time and 2: very few people actually cares if the CGI is realistic or not rather to see a raw spectacle of action. I have no problem with CGI, but in some cases, the truth is that CGI are rediculously bad! Hobbit was unfortunately one of them, DC superheroe movies also (Man Of Steel, Batman Vs Superman, Justice Leage, Aquaman), and the list goes on adn on...

                                                            • abi gail
                                                              abi gail  3 weeks back

                                                              talk about the uncanny valley, it's the effect where something is so close to looking real but when something small is off, it makes it feel gross. it's like when you said "these just look so ugly" because it's hard to pinpoint what's off but your subconscious knows. cool stuff & lots of animation deals w this these days where they're borderline realistic.

                                                              • notorio
                                                                notorio  3 weeks back

                                                                The Hobbit was a disaster. I didn't even watch Part 3 out of respect.

                                                                • Shaayan Boozari
                                                                  Shaayan Boozari  3 weeks back

                                                                  Who’s watched this after the new “cats” trailer?

                                                                  • Casey Flentye
                                                                    Casey Flentye  3 weeks back

                                                                    I agree with how you describe there not being weight. Literal physics is true. However there is, timing, lighting...amount of CGI. Discretion. Reverence.

                                                                    • Taz Havoc
                                                                      Taz Havoc  3 weeks back

                                                                      Anhilation dont count bro... alita is fine

                                                                      • Rolling Rock
                                                                        Rolling Rock  3 weeks back

                                                                        CGI is getting worse because Hollywood is hiring in a bunch of foreigners on H1B visas with "Master's Degrees" and replacing all their American, experienced talent with a Bachelor's but 20 movies behind them.

                                                                        • DDC Radio 1
                                                                          DDC Radio 1  3 weeks back

                                                                          The CJ in Terminator G is better than Avatar.

                                                                          • DDC Radio 1
                                                                            DDC Radio 1  3 weeks back

                                                                            The CJI in Avatar looks like crap.

                                                                            • Yagyiu
                                                                              Yagyiu  3 weeks back

                                                                              Better to read a good book.

                                                                              • Chris Seaman
                                                                                Chris Seaman  3 weeks back

                                                                                I can't believe you didn't show any of the Arachnids from Starship Troopers. Tippet did a badass job on that CGI. And that was more than 20 years ago.

                                                                              • Brad Dieden
                                                                                Brad Dieden  3 weeks back

                                                                                1:08 what movie is this from?

                                                                                This explosion looks so familiar and it's killing me I can't remember it.

                                                                                • Brad Dieden
                                                                                  Brad Dieden  3 weeks back

                                                                                  YES when they destroyed Jedha City! Much appreciated!

                                                                                • macskajaj22
                                                                                  macskajaj22  3 weeks back

                                                                                  rogue one

                                                                              • Big Chungus
                                                                                Big Chungus  3 weeks back

                                                                                In my opinion, CGI is not getting worse. And even if CGI is getting worse, it's actually the people creating the CGI that are getting worse

                                                                                • P Ixy4213
                                                                                  P Ixy4213  3 weeks back

                                                                                  The reason why black Panther looked bad was because the scene was filmed in October and the vox artist only got it in December so they only had two weeks to work on the scene.

                                                                                  • Aaron Null
                                                                                    Aaron Null  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Peter Jackson isn't a good director. There.

                                                                                    • BostonKingKush
                                                                                      BostonKingKush  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I think RIPD is meant to be excessively CGI’ed, it fits with the goofiness of the movie. About 20 minutes ago I watched Alita for the first time, and absolutely loved it. The only CGI part I hated (no spoilers) was the woman in the red cloak. Oddly, I think Alita is more attractive than Rosa is IRL hahahah!