• Jul 2nd 2009 at 2:58PM
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We didn't much care for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen when we went out and saw it on opening night, but we're still smitten by the concept of robots that transform into all manner of vehicular machinery. In Michael Bay's new flick, motorcycles may have taken a more prominent role than in the past, but we prefer the classic Norton Commando in the short clip after the break to the two-wheeled robotic movie machines.

Composed and rendered by Steve Twist, a student from Bournemouth University gunning for his undergraduate degree in Computer Visualisation and Animation, this eight-month project looks to be time well spent to our eyes. Better still, in our heads, this is exactly what an old Norton motorcycle would sound like if it could talk.

Perhaps Twist can get in touch with Bay to instill at least a modicum of realism for the inevitable Transformers 3? Nah, probably not. Click past the break to watch the video.

[Source: Motorcycle News]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Cyndi,

      You little spammer, you.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nicely done! Love the cough.

        • 6 Years Ago
        "Love the cough."

        All that smoke..needs an oil change. ;p
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well done, but without the transformation noise, the change from robot to vehicle was a little lacking. Also, there's no sound of the robot stepping or parts moving. People underestimate how much sound adds to the visuals.

      Still, quite impressive... better than anything I could have done.
      • 6 Years Ago
      yeah... the cough was a nice touch.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Troll begone!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      aw I was looking forward to the Transforming sound effect that we all know and love :(

      Good vid anyway.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "We didn't much care for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen..." What kind of car movie were you expecting it to be? GranTorino? The movie is based on action figures from the '80's, not the unfortunate plight of America's lower-middle-class-second-generation-immigrants in suburbs. "Give Me Your Face!!" how much better does action get?

      This is great for individual caliber, tweezy's right about the sound, though. Nice work.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's the spirit! What does it matter whether it has character development or not, people don't care, they'll see it anyway! It's just a cartoon!

      You're a man after my own heart.

      Love, Joel Schumacher

      PS: Do you know of any comic movies that need directing?
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