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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby fzalfa » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:32 am

you have been faster than me about NCIS....

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby cybercow » Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:51 am

more from disclosure [1994, Michael Douglas, Demi Moore ]
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby indyman007 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:11 pm

How do they get these custom scripts?

Or custom os on there because they are not default programs?!
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Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:15 pm

indyman007 wrote:How do they get these custom scripts?

Or custom os on there because they are not default programs?!

http://www.google.com/search?q=movieOS

In some cases a graphic designer made a bitmap or video to be displayed on-screen. If it is a real program, it doesn't do anything other than echo stuff to the screen.

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pip » Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:25 pm

pierocks wrote:I think the most recently made movie I've seen with SGI hardware in it was "Breach" (2007). I remember seeing a couple of racks of O2000's when Ryan Phillippe and Chris Cooper were walking through a machine room in the FBI (or was it CIA?) building. I was in the theater and I made a little tiny cheer when I saw that. Luckily there weren't many people there, otherwise I'm sure I would have drawn lots of stares :-D


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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby indyman007 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:17 pm

sybrfreq wrote:
indyman007 wrote:How do they get these custom scripts?

Or custom os on there because they are not default programs?!

http://www.google.com/search?q=movieOS

In some cases a graphic designer made a bitmap or video to be displayed on-screen. If it is a real program, it doesn't do anything other than echo stuff to the screen.

But how do you do that?
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby guardian452 » Wed Oct 01, 2008 1:35 pm

indyman007 wrote:
sybrfreq wrote:In some cases a graphic designer made a bitmap or video to be displayed on-screen. If it is a real program, it doesn't do anything other than echo stuff to the screen.

But how do you do that?


do what, show a picture or video on the screen? I dunno, I haven't got a degree in computer engineering so I honestly couldn't tell you ;)

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Unread postby maverickbna » Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:02 pm

Also check out the film "The Associate", starring Whoopi Goldberg. More SGI product placement. :D
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby indyman007 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:28 am

Could you post some pictures?
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Unread postby maverickbna » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:00 am

Not until I get the DVD again.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby indyman007 » Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:17 pm

maverickbna wrote:Not until I get the DVD again.



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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby indigofan » Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:13 pm

Lost in Space... The remake, not the old series ;), There are tons of SGI machines in the film and the fake SGI commercial at the beginning.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby Gray Fox » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:07 pm

The making of Jurassic Park and of course Jurassic Park.

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby indyman007 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:54 am

A random image.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby un_ » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:58 am

Lol, given the number of CG environments in Lexx it doesn't suprise me they would have a few SGI boxen around. :)
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