My pic is sideways. Yes, I know
Thanks for this, Craig. I apologize if I came across as a jerk in expressing my opinion. Have a good one!
I don't mean to crusade about YI's or Apple's marketing when there's a whole world out there, but what you've actually described is a solvable problem. Again, granted, throwing up our hands is a lot easier than saying something about it I guess, but in this world filled with mountains of junk we don't need built in dilapidated factories from conflict minerals and toxic BS, it's worth it.
Inspiring sites like Nofilmschool to put out gear porn articles like this one is a key part of marketing strategy of companies like this, so to publish specs without samples, together with product images grossly misrepresenting the product, and then throw up your hands and say "we are pretty immune to marketing" is a bit of a stretch. We're complicit, absolutely. Granted no one really cares about YI, but the least we can do is recognize silly stuff like this, and while we're at it, be a little more critical of companies' lazy efforts to sell us stuff we don't need.
Am i the only one who thinks it's incredibly disingenuous to use such an impossible and misleading "frame grab" (a telephoto closeup shot of a football player from at least a hundred feet away) on the product image? It's absolutely ridiculous.
You're right of course. I even got excited about the adobe puppet software :)
Imagine making an epic on your laptop one day. Not just editing, but doing every single thing on your laptop. In an afternoon.
...But in the meantime, I'll be fast-forwarding through these scenes in Rogue One and hoping these guys' wives don't leave them out of shame.
Those poor, poor, talented people; I can't imagine working so hard only to see... that. Maybe it's a stepping stone for the future, although it's not clear to me what the end benefit of digital humans really is in the end.