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01 January 2009, 09:38 PM
Source VFXblog

"The Holy Grail of computer animation has long been to create a computer generated human character that fools the viewer into thinking they are watching a real person. I've been an animation and visual effects professional for about twenty years, I've seen David Fincher's film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and I'll tell you this; the effects team at Digital Domain did it.
They get the Grail and very possibly this year's Academy Award for visual effects."

02 February 2009, 12:45 AM
Dang, I seriously thought that the lifeless look of 80 year old Brad Pitt was due to too much old age makeup.

So now they can do digital stuff ALMOST as good a the Salieri makeup in Amadeus. Mind blowing.

02 February 2009, 03:28 AM
Amazing film, mindblowing effects.

The best article I've found is this one in VFXWorld (

We, as animators should celebrate the day Benjamin Button was premiered as the day "The animator beated the Uncanny Valley" It's Animation History, no less.

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