An Eye-Popping Look at the Making of Terra Nova's Cities and Dinosaurs

The computer generated effects on Fox's Terra Nova are some of the most ambitious ever created — especially for a weekly TV show. But you probably didn't realize quite how much of the sets and backdrops on the show were created using CG.

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We've got an exclusive look at the effects reel created by international visual effects company Pixomondo — which shows how they inserted dinosaurs into some of the show's ambitious action sequences. Including a guy getting yanked out of a jeep, and a dinosaur crashing out of the jungle. The whole thing gives you a new level of respect for the technical challenges involved in making this prehistoric world come to life. (Pixomondo also did a lot of the VFX work for Martin Scorsese's upcoming Hugo.)

Plus check out some lovely photos of the dinosaurs in action:

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Octopussoup

Seeing the frilly Dilophosaurs I'm wondering if they are using some old Jurassic cgi to cut costs. Or they just like frilly Dilophosaurs