"to fake the decimation of a classic 1960s Aston Martin DB5."
You mean they destroyed a tenth of the car?
Bloody journos, etc. :-)
The makers of James Bond's latest outing, Skyfall, cut a couple corners in production and used modern 3D printing techniques to fake the decimation of a classic 1960s Aston Martin DB5. Skyfall DB5 model You wouldn't steal a car but now you can download one The movie studio contacted Augsberg-based 3D print firm Voxeljet to …
"Decimation in modern parlance no longer means 1 tenth, is often used to refer to an extreme reduction."
That's as maybe, but it's still wrong. Like people who type "lightening" when they mean "lightning".......
Oh, so you just saw a "make less heavy" strike, did you?
The pedant in me (becoming more evident as I age) finds it nigh on impossible to ignore such stupidity and forces me to correct them. This often illicits the reply "But my spellchecker didn't pick it up!", the results of which I'll not go into but, suffice it to say, they are not pleasant. :-D
If it was good enough to use as a stand-in for the real thing then I want one.
Incidentally, I'm not sure where I heard/read this, but I remember hearing that they wanted to trash a proper DB5 in Casino Royale but Aston Martin wouldn't let them because they're too rare. Hence why they used a more modern DB9 (or DB9 variant) in the scene where Bond+car do a few cartwheels...
In Casino Royale, bond wins a DB5 from a swarthy fellow in a card game when he's in the Caribbean and uses it to pull the guy's wife. She inadvertantly betrays her hubbie and is subsequently murdered.
The "DBS" they rolled was a modified DB9, according to IMDB:
Rumour has it they tried to roll the dressed-as-a-DBS-DB9s but they were too damned stable; trying to flick them off a small ramp just wasn't cutting it and would just induce a spin or a small yump.
In the end they had to use an air cannon under the chassis to launch the car, and they accidentally got the 'most rolls in a film' record as a result.
Apparently "The equipment costs $2.3 million with an annual operation cost, including depreciation, of $1.44 million". Based on 24x365 continuous operation, that's $164/hr.
Based on claimed speed of 75s per 300µm layer, I make that 69 hours to complete a full 1m-deep build, at the cost of $11-12k + markup.
You wouldn't want to balls up the 3D model.
Saw the movie last night at my local Picturehouse in Cambridge with digital projector and a THX certified sound system. Very impressive and my partner, who is not a big JB fan,really enjoyed it too.
With membership and Orange Wednesdays concession it cost less than 7 GBP for two tickets. Yay!
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