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Many people know that the movie industry has been revolutionized since the use of computers has been added Computers allow viewers to see images and places from the imaginations of the writers and directors that were never before possible to create A recent and very popular film to utilize this new technology is Jurassic Park by director and producer Steven Spielberg The special effects team for the movie had originally planned to use full size and quarter size models or puppets of dinosaurs to create the effect After weeks of intensive efforts and unsatisfactory results the team needed a new approach to creating such difficult special effects Their answer would come from the developers at ILM Industrial Light and Magic corporation in California The ILM team has been using computers to create images and video effects in television advertisements for over twenty years Spielberg and his special effects team had shown ILM their progress so far with the models ILM was interested in using computers to digitally scan the models into a 3D-computer environment Spielbergs team was happy to hear that their efforts in the models wasnt a complete waste and would be delighted to work with ILM in producing realistic images for their computers to scan ILM and Spielbergs team collaborated on making sure the models and scanned images would produce a believable dinosaur something no one else had ever attempted Their results were breath taking and had Spielberg convinced that computers could produce a believable three-dimensional dinosaur that would captivate audiences ILM began to scan the models into their computers and within minutes produced great results Their computers would send laser beams over the body of the model from all angles receiving information about its shape in the same manner a police radar gun reads laser signals bounced back to it The three-dimensional image would be later fitted with the proper look This is when ILMs artists go to work
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