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Old 07 October 2007, 00:42   #1
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Information about SeaQuest - Made on Amiga!

Hi Amigans,

itīs me again.

Iīm searching for articles, scans, infos, pictures etc. related to SeaQuest and Amiga.

I searched the web but thereīs almost nothing...


So, thank you very much in advance for your help.
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Old 07 October 2007, 01:15   #2
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Oh, I really didn't like SeaQuest DSV much. I kept expecting Jaws 7 to finally track down Roy Schneider and attack his stupid dolphin sidekick.

The 3D underwater scenes were rendered using the video toaster, a load of Amiga's networked together (ScreamerNet) and a copy of Lightwave running on each Amiga. I'm not sure what more there is to know.

The Amiga/Video Toaster/Lightwave setup was also used to render the brilliant 3D scenes in Babylon 5.

Just look for pictures of the underwater scenes in SeaQuest DSV.
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Old 07 October 2007, 01:17   #3
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There is some magazine coverage of this, prob AF/CU/AC but I don't know exactly off the top of my head. Will let you know if I come across anything.
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Old 07 October 2007, 02:10   #4
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If i recall correctly

Amiga Toaster combinations were used in

Seaquest DSV
Babylon 5
Terminator 2
Freejack
Jurasic Park (although SGI got all the kudos )

Infact untill the PC / SGI systems caught up to VideoToasters & Lightwave, pretty much all CGI in moves were done using miggys.

however by the end of jurassic park it was time the industry moved over to SGI, faster hardware and the fact that lighwave had become a cross-platform stand-alone product ment that the miggys roll in the movies was on its way out, I belive that in somepart there used in prototyping, but since the advent of the Toaster on the Wintel PC this will be less and less.......

BUT Amiga toasters are stillused today at disney in some of thier psuedo motion rides as well as Universal Studios
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Amiga's role in Jurassic Park was on early development models afaik - all the rendered stuff in the movie was SGI.
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Old 07 October 2007, 09:45   #6
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Great so far

Thank you all!
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Old 07 October 2007, 13:11   #7
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The Amiga/Video Toaster/Lightwave setup was also used to render the brilliant 3D scenes in Babylon 5.
Only the pilot episode called 'The Gathering', I believe.

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If i recall correctly

Amiga Toaster combinations were used in

Seaquest DSV
Babylon 5
Terminator 2
Freejack
Jurasic Park (although SGI got all the kudos )
Add the James Bond film 'Goldeneye' to the list. I've still got the issue of Amiga Computing which has quite a lengthy article on how Amigas were used in the film. From memory, it was CGI fighter jets passing a radar installation, and a few other scenes.

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and Robocop (not the movie )
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SeaQuest is the cover feature of this issue of Video Toaster User

http://amr.abime.net/issue_2738

Thanks to Pyromania for the scan
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Amiga's role in Jurassic Park was on early development models afaik - all the rendered stuff in the movie was SGI.
Yes, Video Toaster and Lightwave was used for all the pre-production work because the final SGI rendering took so long for the final pictures.
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I'll see if I can get the the seaquest info from this issue of VTU on AMR.

http://amr.abime.net/issue_2738
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