Pixar Planet

Four-legged Ants?

Talk about Pixar's A Bug's Life here!

Moderators: Pixar Planet Moderators, The Brain Trust

Postby azzstar » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:19 pm

Rac_Rules wrote:i think its mainly because the extra legs would need movements, they cant just be all limp, and that would take a lot more time and money. the simplest of things can cost thousands of dollars.

I wouldn't say that the simplest things cost thousands of pounds, as it is time and research that cost money.
azzstar
Garbage Boy
 
Posts: 456
Joined: Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:11 pm
Location: Somewhere In London

Postby bright dot-dasher » Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:49 am

But why do Tuck and Roll have extra limbs?

When I first noticed, I made up a crazy theory that the grasshoppers tortured the ants enough to make them lose some limbs.

Crazy idea, I know. But this shouldn't be taken too seriously. :roll: :)

Hey, that reminds me of a quote from Monsters, Inc: "Did you lose weight or a limb?" :)
Image
thank you, little_chef_eva09![/quote]
User avatar
bright dot-dasher
Master Scarer
 
Posts: 3025
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:21 am
Location: Beyond the Vanishing Point of Pictures

Postby lizardgirl » Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:26 am

bright dot-dasher wrote:But why do Tuck and Roll have extra limbs?


Well, they're woodlice, right? I thought woodlice were meant to have six or seven pairs of limbs, something like that. How many do Tuck and Roll have? I really can't remember. :lol:
Image
Like looking at or creating Pixar fanart? Then you'll love PixarPlanetdA!
User avatar
lizardgirl
Pixar Planet dA Administrator
 
Posts: 8786
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:37 pm
Location: Sussex, England

Postby A113 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:09 pm

I thought they were pill bugs.

EDIT: Thanks, LG! You're so educated. :wink:
Last edited by A113 on Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Image
I've seen Ratatouille eighteen times, and WALL•E two times. • Jesus is LORD!
User avatar
A113
Master Scarer
 
Posts: 3162
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:32 pm
Location: New Mexico

Postby lizardgirl » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:22 pm

A113 wrote:I thought they will pill bugs.


...Which are woodlice. :P
Image
Like looking at or creating Pixar fanart? Then you'll love PixarPlanetdA!
User avatar
lizardgirl
Pixar Planet dA Administrator
 
Posts: 8786
Joined: Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:37 pm
Location: Sussex, England

Postby Bayonne » Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:52 pm

As far as "realism" is concerned, the ants in ABL are less realistic than those of Antz. Number of legs and colour of "skin" are ok in the Dreamworks version.
But when you look at the panic crowd scenes in ABL, all the ants running when they're scared by the grasshopers, you really have the feeling they are real. They move exactly like real frightened ants. Much more than the human-like military parades in Antz.
I definitely prefer the Pixarian "realism".
French Pixar fan, living in Paris, and still looking for La Ratatouille !
User avatar
Bayonne
Newbie
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:46 am
Location: Paris

Postby bright dot-dasher » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:15 pm

Antz has a more real "look"
ABL has more real...um, reactions/emotions.
Image
thank you, little_chef_eva09![/quote]
User avatar
bright dot-dasher
Master Scarer
 
Posts: 3025
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:21 am
Location: Beyond the Vanishing Point of Pictures

Postby CaseyDH14 » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:20 pm

I don't think the Lighting and shading in Antz was nearly as good as that in A Bu's Life. Also even though the Ants in Antz where more realistic looking, the characters in A Bug's Life feel much more alive.
User avatar
CaseyDH14
Mutant Toy
 
Posts: 155
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:26 am
Location: Southern California

Postby The Star Swordsman » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:19 pm

I guess they were more realistic looking becuase the actual color? The ants in Antz were redish. But you get blue, purple, and pink ants for ABL.
Image
User avatar
The Star Swordsman
Pixar Planet Global Moderator
 
Posts: 30510
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:01 am
Location: Metroville

Postby A113 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:21 am

Well, you have to admit that real ants are
ugly
Image
I've seen Ratatouille eighteen times, and WALL•E two times. • Jesus is LORD!
User avatar
A113
Master Scarer
 
Posts: 3162
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:32 pm
Location: New Mexico

Postby The Star Swordsman » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:46 am

Well, I'm not going to say that. BUt I will admit the bugs from ABL are more beautiful and better looking
Image
User avatar
The Star Swordsman
Pixar Planet Global Moderator
 
Posts: 30510
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:01 am
Location: Metroville

Postby A113 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:12 am

The Star Swordsman wrote:Well, I'm not going to say that. BUt I will admit the bugs from ABL are more beautiful and better looking

Oh, yes, much! :)
Image
I've seen Ratatouille eighteen times, and WALL•E two times. • Jesus is LORD!
User avatar
A113
Master Scarer
 
Posts: 3162
Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:32 pm
Location: New Mexico

Postby The Star Swordsman » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:31 am

Oh, and I believe the bugs in ABL are more funnier than the ones in Antz.
Image
User avatar
The Star Swordsman
Pixar Planet Global Moderator
 
Posts: 30510
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:01 am
Location: Metroville

Postby martini833 » Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:32 am

Here's what i think, you can definitely relate more to the Ants in A Bug's Life, they are beautiful designs, and have great color choices, not to mention the variation in legs, to differntiate the more beastly bugs from the more human ones. The "realism" in Antz is just, disgusting. I really can't stand the ants in Antz, and the ants/bugs in A Bug's Life move more realistically, and don't look like androids. Last but not least, A Bug's Life is way more enjoyable to watch.
Image
User avatar
martini833
Upcoming Pixar Alumni
 
Posts: 1712
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 9:33 pm
Location: Florida

Postby PadawanLinea » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:27 am

The two legged ant just looks better, and makes it easier for audience members to identify with them because they look more human and less alien, even though ants do have a total of 6 limbs in reality.

Another reason for giving the ants 4 limbs besides time and money, as stated above, could be technical difficulties. I recall reading somewhere that the most amount of ants they were able to fit in one shot was 800. Now, that's all ready a lot of models, which means a LOT of polygons, and thus more rendering time. Add on two extra limbs for each ant, and that's even MORE polygons and even LONGER rendering time. Sometimes computers crash when they're processing to much information. I watched a video on the Cars website where they had that problem durng rendering time for Cars.

Either way, the ants in ABL are just cuter and better looking all around in every single way than the characters in Antz.
"It's fun to do the impossible."---Walt Disney
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine, and at last you create what you will."---George Bernard Shaw
"Art is a leap of the imagination. Tradition is the platform on which it stands."
"Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever."
User avatar
PadawanLinea
Shark Bait
 
Posts: 59
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 9:31 pm
Location: Monstropolis

PreviousNext

Return to A Bug's Life

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests