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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Lexus LS400 commercial with the champagne on the hood?

Does anyone remember this commercial where they take a used LS400 and stack champagne filled glasses on the hood to prove how smooth the engine was? I've been looking for it for the last half hour and I cannot find it on YT nor Google Video.

While you're at it, the Honda Accord ad with all the gears and parts working to move stuff would be welcome too.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 10:37 PM
 
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I havnt seen the lexus one but I know I have the accord one saved on my comp somewhere, I will try and dig it up for you.
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 10:43 PM
 
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This Accord video?
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This Accord video?
I loved that commercial. Which I don't believe they ever aired it in America.

Also none of the commercial was computer animated. Those were all real parts from a Honda Accord.
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I loved that commercial. Which I don't believe they ever aired it in America.

Also none of the commercial was computer animated. Those were all real parts from a Honda Accord.
Oh yeah right... That commercial is 100% computer animated.
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This Accord video?
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Oh yeah right... That commercial is 100% computer animated.
I am pretty sure most of it was real, I am sure a few parts where enhanced a bit with a computer and there were probably some special FX guys on hand to make things work behind the scene.

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Oh yeah right... That commercial is 100% computer animated.
Actually I believe none of it was computer animated. I remember watching something about how they did it.

One thing you might notice is the tires rolling up the ramp. Looks to me they had the tires extremely weighted at the top. Which when you see the tires roll up and stop you can see it teeter back an forth a little bit. Why would they make the tires do that if it is CA.

Plus when the metal part that rolls and hits the window then the window goes down. You see two wires going down towards where the "Window Down" switch would be. My guess is that's a magnetic sensor that triggers a relay when that metal peice makes contact with the window. Why even bother with that on a computer animated sequence.

Plus anything Honda does kicks ass.
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Oh yeah right... That commercial is 100% computer animated.
Nope, it's all real. Everyone thinks it's fake because the tires roll up the ramp, but they were weighted at the top to make them able to go slightly uphill.
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Actually I believe none of it was computer animated. I remember watching something about how they did it.

One thing you might notice is the tires rolling up the ramp. Looks to me they had the tires extremely weighted at the top. Which when you see the tires roll up and stop you can see it teeter back an forth a little bit. Why would they make the tires do that if it is CA.

Plus when the metal part that rolls and hits the window then the window goes down. You see two wires going down towards where the "Window Down" switch would be. My guess is that's a magnetic sensor that triggers a relay when that metal peice makes contact with the window. Why even bother with that on a computer animated sequence.

Plus anything Honda does kicks ass.
The tires look like to me. Maybe its legit, but it looks way too weird to be real. Hmmmm, good research topic.
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And once again, I stand corrected.

http://www.steelcitysfinest.com/HondaAccordAd.htm

This Advertisement for the new Honda Accord was shot in real time with no CGI involved in the sequence. It required 606 takes and cost $6 million to shoot and took 3 months to complete.

The equipment was so precisely set up that the crew literally had to tip toe around the set for fear of disturbing things, which led to some unexpected problems. "As the day went on, the studio would get hotter," says Steiner. "It meant that the wood would expand and the cog or exhaust that spins around would move slightly faster." These tiny changes made big differences to the precision set-up of the equipment......

.....The sequence where the tires roll up a slope looks particularly impressive but is very simple. Steiner says that there is a weight in each tire and when the tire is knocked, the weight is displaced and in an attempt to rebalance itself, the tire rolls up the slope
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This Advertisement for the new Honda Accord was shot in real time with no CGI involved in the sequence. It required 606 takes and cost $6 million to shoot and took 3 months to complete.
I wonder how many man hours it took? And damn $6,000,000 for a commercial. Then again that's a drop in the bucket for Honda. But that is why I love Honda. Anything Honda. Cars, Bikes, ATVs, Robots, etc. Anything Honda does they go all out so they can be the best. I'd love to just take a 30minute peek in their R&D department.
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