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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby bw » Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:41 am

Don't forget the 1600SWs in Swordfish.

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby regan_russell » Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:32 pm

Maybe this is more likely better in "SGI still used in hollywood" thread but the bonus disk of Star Wars Ep1...

Indy and two SGI monitors on the desk.
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Discussing a deleted scene note the Indy in the background...


Discussing Jabba the Hutt around an Indigo2..
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Discussing Jabba the Hutt around an Indigo2..


Irix desktop and pod racer scene...
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Irix desktop and pod racer scene...


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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby directedition » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:41 am

The Pixar Story

In some old video clips they cut to from time to time you can see them using IRIX, but I swear in just about every shot in modern Pixar Studios, they're using SGI monitors for everything. Many I think are actually fans. One person I couldn't help but notice was using Gnome, but had changed the terminal's background color to match IRIX's.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby fatal_error » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:37 am

Naah... They just didn't want to throw the good old tubes away :) Who knows...
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby SiliconClassics » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:37 am

That's true, a lot of big companies have hundreds or even thousands of monitors and they don't want to replace them every time they upgrade. At Rhythm & Hues we all had Sun CRT monitors and SGI keyboards even though we were using Linux on x86 boxes. Wasn't Pixar supposed to be switching to Apple systems?

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby directedition » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:49 am

No screenshots handy, but in the extras on the A.I. DVD you can see them doing special effects compositing on O2s.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby Gray Fox » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:01 am

In a lot of the Pixar movies, close to the end, in the credits. They say they use HP computers. Also on one of Pixars movies, cant remember which one. In the extra videos. I see a few SGI monitors showing Linux on them.

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby guardian452 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:09 am

hp advertises heavily with dreamworks, so they probably use hp machines too. Maybe hp machines running linux with leftover sgi monitors from the good old days.

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby josehill » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:54 am

I finally picked up the DVD for one of my favorite movies, What Dreams May Come, and I was happy to see a bunch of Octanes hard at work in the "Making of..." clips in the Special Features section. Some pretty neat (though all too brief) examples of how they mapped paint brush strokes onto live action in order to create the spectacular, Academy Award-winning visuals.
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby 87Porsche » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:19 pm

I finally caught up with my Wired magazines that have been piling up. There's an article in the October issue about hardcore model rocketry. Anyway, it's not a movie, but for whatever reason they're using an SGI in their mission control trailer.

"Inside the trailer are a 24-megabit satcom unit able to pump out live webcasts, a pair of Wi-Fi systems that can light 4 square miles of playa, and a Silicon Graphics workstation."

http://www.wired.com/science/space/magazine/16-11/ff_rocketheads?currentPage=1

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby c0dem0nkey » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:40 am

and of course...

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if I remember right, they had some Crimsons under those desks


Sam Jackson's classic line...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGqzVGJ9bGg

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby c0dem0nkey » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:16 am

SHOW ME THE MONEEEEEEYYY!!!

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby pentium » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:17 pm

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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby compuman86 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:28 pm

bw wrote:Don't forget the 1600SWs in Swordfish.

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I almost forgot that one!!!
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Re: SGI hardware in movies

Unread postby tillin9 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:20 pm

Anyone have an idea on what model VESA mounts are used in Swordfish? I have more than enough to do the 6 1600SWs like in the movie, but was more thinking about maybe setting up a penta monitor system with my 2407wfp-hc in the center and 4 1600SWs around it.


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