In Saturn’s Rings Trailer
“In Saturn’s Rings’ is a new IMAX film set to release this year. The first trailer debuts some of the 3D film composed from over 1,000,000 photographs from over 25 space missions. There’s no CGI in here at all, which is pretty impressive given the complexity and detail of the footage! Crank the quality up to 4k on YouTube (you might need to leave it overnight to buffer?), the detail is amazing.
A description from the film:
The film is 100% created using only flat 2D photographs (often hundreds or thousands per frame) stitched together for massive hundred megapixel+ resolutions that are scaled and zoomed using techniques developed by the filmmaker, based on Ken Burns and 2.5D photo animation processes.
A computer is actually not even required to do this – it could all be done exactly using photoanimation techniques from 100 years ago (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photoani…).
No 3D models, texture mapping, 3D CGI, camera projection, cloning or painting or any other VFX techniques are used – every pixel is what was captured in the photograph. The photographs are processed as minimally as possible – much less than your average Instagram photo.[/quote]