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dsfjbku
August 18th, 2008, 04:21 PM
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Angelus writes: “Just checked out the new episode and I noticed a graphics mistake in the Atlantis intro.”

Answer: Unfortunately, it’s too late to fix this now but, on the bright side, it’s not too late to pick a scapegoat and hold him accountable for this oversight. Thanks for pointing this out.

Does anyone know what mistake they are referring to?

PG15
August 18th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Yep. Here's the original comment made by that poster:


Hey Joe,

Just checked out the new episode and I noticed a graphics mistake in the Atlantis intro

Right at the end when the camera moves away from Atlantis after introducing David Hewlett and during the “Created By Brad Wright & Robert C. Cooper” bit you can clearly see one of the buildings on the pier is hovering in the air.

Now either there are really flying buildings on Atlantis, or someone forgot to create some ground meshes for the City.

Below is a link to a picture showing you where to look,
It’s not the best picture though, And yes you can see it more clearly a fraction of a second earlier in the intro.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y154/Angelwithsoul/Atlantisintroglitch.jpg

Just thought you should know.

Saquist
August 18th, 2008, 04:55 PM
Yep. Here's the original comment made by that poster:

Wow

someone had to be looking really closely to see this.

Zamboni
August 18th, 2008, 08:17 PM
...

I looked at the title sequence three times and couldn't see that "error" until I saw the above picture...

Who in their right mind (especially for audiences) would be looking so close at, of all things, the title sequence!? I usually just skip over it.

melfan
August 19th, 2008, 02:13 AM
I like the title sequence, but I don't watch it that closely.

Some needs lifes...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y268/Swede85/Icons%20and%20Banners/getalife.gif

Myles
August 19th, 2008, 11:42 AM
I doubt he went looking for this mistake. He probably just noticed it randomly and pointed it out.

Ripple in Space
August 19th, 2008, 02:43 PM
They don't just use the same sequence every episode per season?

PG15
August 19th, 2008, 02:57 PM
They do, and that error's been there since that intro sequence was first used.

I_haz_a_Cookie
August 19th, 2008, 03:13 PM
ok even with the picture, i still dont get it? whats so error about it?

PG15
August 19th, 2008, 03:26 PM
Read the comment I quoted.

I_haz_a_Cookie
August 20th, 2008, 11:35 AM
Read the comment I quoted.

i read that too but too me it doesnt look like it shovering above air anyways

Enzo Aquarius
August 20th, 2008, 12:18 PM
I see it, and wow, somebody has a lot of time on their hands. :lol:

FallenAngelII
August 20th, 2008, 01:10 PM
It took people over four years to notice that error? I mean, I watch Atlantis in low def-ish DivX most of the time (sometimes as high def x264s), so I have an excuse.

But it took people who watch Atlantis in Hi-Def on big screen TVs four years to notice it? Not to mention the people who work on the show? I mean, they have the master files in super HD and whatnot.

Really, it's their job. I can't believe it's taken this long for this mistake to be noticed, by an outsider. Didn't they have "beta testers" scouring the intro for mistakes? O_o It might look like a tiny mistake to us but to the people behind the show, it's kinda big.

PG15
August 20th, 2008, 04:01 PM
Not really. Seeing a still photo of it is different from actually watching it. That sequence lasts maybe half or a quarter of a second. It was a miracle that anyone spotted it.


i read that too but too me it doesnt look like it shovering above air anyways

In that case, watch the end of the intro and concentrate on that spot. The movement of the sequence should reveal the error.

FallenAngelII
August 20th, 2008, 05:02 PM
Not really. Seeing a still photo of it is different from actually watching it. That sequence lasts maybe half or a quarter of a second. It was a miracle that anyone spotted it.
The key point here is that they should have people specifically paid to comb episodes for errors like that.

It's understandable for things like that to slip through the cracks in episodes, but in the intro? What were they doing before season 1 debuted? Were there no people hired to bug check the CGI in the intro?

PG15
August 20th, 2008, 05:07 PM
I don't think that matters. The point is that this was an extremely tiny error that was only noticable for a fraction of a second. Again, it's a miracle that anyone spotted it, professionals or otherwise.

rarocks24
August 20th, 2008, 09:37 PM
I don't think that matters. The point is that this was an extremely tiny error that was only noticable for a fraction of a second. Again, it's a miracle that anyone spotted it, professionals or otherwise.

This.

FallenAngelII
August 21st, 2008, 01:36 AM
I don't think that matters. The point is that this was an extremely tiny error that was only noticable for a fraction of a second. Again, it's a miracle that anyone spotted it, professionals or otherwise.
But that's why you hire people to bug check, to watch it many times over at very slow speeds.

Myles
August 21st, 2008, 09:41 AM
But that's why you hire people to bug check, to watch it many times over at very slow speeds.

I'm sure the intro had been checked and edited many times. It just a fact that somethings slip through. Books have typos, credits get fudged, CGI has errors, it happens.

Saquist
August 21st, 2008, 05:12 PM
That is correct....
It's just an intresting anomolly.

rarocks24
August 21st, 2008, 08:26 PM
But that's why you hire people to bug check, to watch it many times over at very slow speeds.

Question: Did you notice the error in the opening before it was pointed out?

Because a building in a cityscape that's being rapidly zoomed out of is just such a glaring error. Seriously, it happens in just about everything. Watch Braveheart, and see how many of the people forgot to take off their watches. ;)

Zamboni
August 21st, 2008, 11:41 PM
But that's why you hire people to bug check, to watch it many times over at very slow speeds.Please don't make silly comments like this if you know nothing of the broadcasting industry.

Even movies that cost millions to make do not have people "watching it many times at slow speed". That's just silly. Only people who has nothing to do with their time watch films and TV shows over and over slowly trying to discover some minute errors that would otherwise be invisible during normal viewing (go read IMDB if you like these "goofs").

Besides, it's the INTRO SEQUENCE, you know, the part where most people skip or take a washroom break?

This ISN'T a video game production. There are no "beta testers". In total probably less than five people watch the sequence before it's aired, namely the animator, the shot supervisor, the compositer, the director, and the producer(s).

J-Whitt Remastered
September 25th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Question: Watch Braveheart, and see how many of the people forgot to take off their watches. ;)

Did they really?