About the breaking wall that kills merc
by 2337 | 02/04/2009 03:09:06
I'm sorry for a possibly useless thread, but even though I've watched the WWI Gameplay video MANY MANY times I've never noticed this before.
At the scene where Cain tells the merc to "Get away from the wall!" the walls breaks, fall down and the merc is dead (buried). This is what I thought until a few minutes ago when I watched the scene by stepping framewise through it to see how the wall buries him. I suddenly noticed a giant hand that grabbed the merc and pulled him off! It's the siegebreaker who grabs the merc through the wall and smashes it by doing so.
Again I'm sorry...but I've just noticed this little detail for the first time now! :-)
by Bashiok | 02/04/2009 22:59:52
It is indeed the siegebreaker's giant hand that grabs him. It was an extremely difficult and trying shot to create and capture. The way the interior and exterior sections were set up and shot it made it necessary to capture them uncut.
The hand shot just wasn't working that well, so we'd tweak it, hope that the physics would move the debris properly. Shoot, it didn't work right. Tweak it again, reshoot the entire interior run, something else might go wrong, etc. Over and over. In the end we had to settle with what would appear to most as a wall collapse simply because we didn't have time before the announcement to keep tweaking it and reshooting everything to make it more clear that it was a hand busting through the wall and grabbing him. Especially when the one we went with had some very perfect moments in it (zombie corpse landing on railing).
I'm glad that someone caught it though, a lot of work went into those animations, and unfortunately we just ran out of time to showcase them.
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