No long winded explanation, the advert is here along with some other videos. A big thanks to KMel for the tip off ;-)
Pretty cute little quads. Definitely have a "Batteries Not Included" feel to them.
But it seems to me that much of the footage in the commercial is actually CG. The movements don't quite seem right. ie: high bank angles with low accelerations. It just doesn't look right.
Although there is some super technology in this video, the use of CGI by the director has completely undermined the Lexus brand for high end engineering. Initially one is gob smacked at the state of the art development that Lexus has aligned with. Only to quickly realise during the advert that the Director has increasingly resorted to CGI because the tech did not do what he wanted, to the point at the end of the clip where cgi is used to put 100s and 100s of quads in the sky.
The "making of the movie" clips are actually better adverts than the final polished advert.
We need a Pixar drone movie!....it has to happen!
I get a warm fuzzy feeling while watching these "making of" video's. Is there something wrong with me? I agree with you Pete, to bad he uses this much CGI, is not needed in my opinion if you look at what they accomplish with thesesmall quadcopters.
Here's the page that has all the making of movies and photos: http://www.lexus-int.com/amazinginmotion/swarm/
The making of movie was great, impressive and real. The finished commercial, not so much...
Glad I'm not the only one who felt the commercial was CG.
That is really disappointing if that's what they did. Another indication that quadcopters are at the Peak of Inflated Expectations. Some director thought it would be neat to have quads as "characters", there's a lot of buzz around these things now. But, they didn't move the way he wanted (even using a Vicon!) and so he decided to fake it.
It's neat to watch. Now lets see them do it outside without all the IR cameras.
@R_Lefebvre: 240fps is a blessing for 'post'
It's optitrack (making of shows their UI)... I was a bit surprised it appears they dropped vicon (thanks to vrpn?). I've worked with both, both have pros/cons, but vicon is just so dead easy to calibrate (i.e. it just 'works'); it's worth the price of admission....
Definitely has CGI written in it. Like the last scene with them outside: the aspect ratio of copter to building... that's thousands if it's the palm size quads to be able to see them at that distance. But a lot of the motions look like standard kmel trajectories of past demos (fig 8, x-cross, spirals), so easy to replica relatively, even 'mocap the mocap' for CGI-ing virtual copters in the other scenes, rather than fully animating, hence a nice application to test the system possibilities. Still kudos to the kmel team! Would have been cooler if they did that dolly shot using a quadcopter with a camera gimbal :)
@Jason: funny that you ask... ;)
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