Movie technology makes the fake look real

Movie technology makes the fake look real
Planet of the Fake Apes

Right now, the technology still needs humans, but how long will it be before we cannot tell the difference between real and fake human actors?

It is still possible to distinguish between a living, breathing character in a movie and an animated one but it is getting harder…

The chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans that star in the hit film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" are all computer animations. But they look a lot like the real thing, even to a primatologist…

"We have the illusion we are looking at chimpanzees," Dr. De Waal said of the computer-generated figures. "They are remarkably convincing."

– Animated or Real, Both Are Believable, The New York Times>>

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