Goodbye Uncanny Valley

Written and animated by Alan Warburton with the support of Tom Pounder and Wieden + Kennedy, Goodbye Uncanny Valley explores the current state of photoreal CGI, where it came from and where it may be going to. After decades of innovation, and being at the point where we can conjure just about anything with software Alan break down what happens to Uncanny Valley now, the frontier, the future and the wilderness created as the result of. Video features many of the artists covered on CAN and well worth 15min of your time.

CREDITS: Written and animated by Alan Warburton with the support of Tom Pounder and Wieden + Kennedy. Music by Cool 3D World ( Special thanks to: Leanne Redfern, Nico Engelbrecht, Iain Tait, Indiana Matine, Katrina Sluis, David Surman, Jacob Gaboury and Daniel Rourke.

Source: Vimeo


3 thoughts on “Goodbye Uncanny Valley

  1. This is clearly a video that does not understand the term of the uncanny valley. I’m very disappointed that creativeapplications would just link to a video like this without seeing the obvious error in the subject. The uncanny valley has nothing to do with the photo-realism of rocks and leaves. Please read the definition of the term and to understand how besides the point this video is.

    1. You might have a point about the choice of the title not being too appropriate. But that doesn’t really make the video less brilliant and informative about the current state of CG, no?

    2. I think you might have missed the point of the video, from reading your comment. In the video Alan Warburton talks about how we have moved beyond “the uncanny valley”, and in that sense the uncanny valley is no longer an “interesting phenomenon”, or maybe even relevant. One could argue that the title does not justify the content of the video, but for me, the title just reveals the authors stand regarding the uncanny valley as a phenomenon.
      Besides that, I really loved the video :-)

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