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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    from one side to the other is 1.3 kilometers which roughly equals .81 of a mile.

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    This is what happens when you switch around your CGI guys, and the n00bs have no clue of the previous story's canon.

    It went from the 21km long Manhattan sized ships with a central tower being 1.5km tall to something slightly smaller than Anubis' flagship.

    BTW... here's some conversions for the metrically challenged.
    1 mile = 1.6 km
    1 inch = 2.54 cm
    1 yard = 0.914 m

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples_General
    This is what happens when you switch around your CGI guys, and the n00bs have no clue of the previous story's canon.

    It went from the 21km long Manhattan sized ships with a central tower being 1.5km tall to something slightly smaller than Anubis' flagship.
    Thing is, it was only "Manhattan-sized" in the show's dialog. As posted above, the original FX group seriously undersized the model right from the start.

    Why, oh why couldn't they have used this?
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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Holmes
    Thing is, it was only "Manhattan-sized" in the show's dialog. As posted above, the original FX group seriously undersized the model right from the start.

    Why, oh why couldn't they have used this?


    For one thing, the polygon count of the city would have been thru the roof, and that would have seriously increased render times (even for a large renderfarm).

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Quote Originally Posted by O'Neil
    For one thing, the polygon count of the city would have been thru the roof, and that would have seriously increased render times (even for a large renderfarm).
    Again, why allow reality to intrude on a perfectly good rant/fantasy?

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    The only reality is that the CGI guys SCREWED UP!

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    .83 of a mile? That can't be a right figure as far as the city size then. When Weir locked down the city in "HOT ZONE" Teyla and Sheppard were over a mile away from the central spire in the gym, which was somewhere in the middle of one of the piers.

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    The problem is that apparently the CGI n00bs didn't get the memo from either the previous CGI peeps nor TPTB to have the Ancients as builders of massive stuff. This the Ancients we're talking about, if the size of the city is 0.83 of a mile then the central spire of Atlantis would be SHORTER than the Empire State building which doesn't make sense. Here's an super-advanced civilization, and yet they can't build a structure taller than those built by us not-so-advanced Earthers???

    Gimme a break.

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    I'm getting tired of all these cgi screw ups that have to do with size. I just hope they get their act together and do things right next season.

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    I thought that Atlantis was 4-5km wide. It looked that big to me and the Daedalus is probably 200-300m long.

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    check this out

    spolier for sunday (big picture dial up beware
    http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...sunday1377.jpg
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    the little guy standing there is mckay


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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    I was thinking of that exact cap. Mckay looks like hes standing on a heliport in Manhattan to me.
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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Quote Originally Posted by Franklyn Blaze View Post
    I was thinking of that exact cap. Mckay looks like hes standing on a heliport in Manhattan to me.
    i have a new respect for the size of that city

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Quote Originally Posted by FallenAngelII View Post
    Problem is, it didn't in "Allies".
    Aren't there multiple piers in the city? They might have used a bigger one.
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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    That size is just not possible. If it really was that tiny it would be impossible for a ship the size of the Daedalus to find a huge flat area like it did when it landed.

    At that size it's not even 1/10th the size of a Wraith hive. It would even nearly fit between the forward prongs of one.

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    I thought we solved the Deady-landing thing a long time ago? As in, it lands in the water alongside the piers.

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Quote Originally Posted by Avatar28 View Post
    I'm subscribed to a Yahoo group devoted to Stargate spoilers and other information (interviews with cast/crew, appearances, etc). Sort of like the gateworld news articles but MUCH more active. Anyways, this message was recently posted and I thought I'd share it:

    Hi,

    From a question I asked Bruce Woloshyn, I thought it could interest you
    to know the answer:

    So, here is the real size of Atlantis:

    The city is appox:
    1.33 km from north to south
    1.24 km from west to east
    680 m from top to bottom
    320 m from top to the surface of the ocean

    Source: http://board.thescifiworld.net/viewt...hp?p=1771#1771

    so there we have it, the real size of Atlantis per Bruce Woloshyn.

    Edit: apparently the original message is no longer present, or at least I couldn't find it.
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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    I think that estimate is really small. Not to say thay I'm correct but I based mine on this screen cap from echoes. From the numbers on the screen shot I estimate Atlantis is ~5800M so 5.8K in diameter at its farthest peers.

    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...scalegood2.jpg

    I also scaled the model i'm working on to ~5.8K and put my 450M daedalus class in with it to give you an idea of the sizes.

    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...lantis5800.jpg

    Heres another scaling pic I made to show various SG ships compared to eachother. In this pic atlantis is about 100M smaller but you get the general idea.

    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...sxx/oriat7.jpg

    Not sure if these help at all but I thought I'd share.

    -James-
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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Took the time to scale my model down to the ~1.33K and it is absolutly rediculous to think that atlantis is that small.. I mean look at the 450M 304. From the siege pt 3 we see the daedalus land on the water between the piers. If atlantis is 1.33K the daedalus couldn't even fit anywhere between the piers.

    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2.../Atlantis1.jpg

    http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...is13kortho.jpg

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    Default Re: Finally! A definitive answer on the real size of Atlantis

    Nice models. What software is that?

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