Let me tell you something about computer graphics. If anyone really understood how insanely difficult it was, how time consuming it was, how badly you had to twist your knowledge of reality just to be able to understand what the computer is doing, then we wouldn’t have any of this. No sodding researchers would spend their time figuring this stuff out. No movies would end up using it. No students would bother learning it in school. Instead, they would all get MBAs and spend their time trying to get laid.
The next fifteen times someone tells me that CG looks fake, I am going to punch them in the face repeatedly, while screaming about how I have to add bones that DO NOT EXIST IN THE HUMAN BODY in order to get arm rotations to work right. Did you know that a correctly rigged CG character should have 3-4 bones between the elbow and the wrist? Not side-by-side, like the ulna and the radius, but back-to-back?
I WANT TO FUCK EVERY ARMCHAIR CRITIC MOVIEGOER IN THE EYE WITH A RAZOR BLADE.
In my pain, I have made this image. There are too many things wrong with it to list. But it’s coming along.