The Dangers Of An IRL Portal Gun On Display In POrtal: Terminal VelocityBy: Josh Wolford - June 12, 2012
It’s clear that having a Portal gun would be pretty useful in a variety of scenarios. Need to catapult yourself over a high wall? Simple, just climb up high, blast one portal on a wall behind you and one on the ground below and jump. Too lazy to get up and walk across the room to grab your remote off the floor? Easy, just use your protal gun to drop it down to yourself through the ceiling.
Those practical uses don’t even touch the impractical, incredibly fun, but highly dangerous activities that could come from a real life Portal gun.
You know, like terminal velocity?
As we’ve seen in countless science fiction stories for centuries, human nature is en enemy to scientific development. For every amazing breakthrough in any scientific field, there are at least a few people who would opt to use the new technology in some…unintended ways.
For instance, you know that everything that happens in this amazing short entitled POrtal: Terminal Velocity is spot on. If you and your buddies were screwing around with a real-life Portal gun, it would only be a question of when, not if someone would drop someone from the ceiling.
This project comes to us from visual effects artist Jason Craft:
I tried to match the game as close as possible. This was the most challenging project I have ever undertaken, consisting of 3D tracking, seamless camera cuts and 3D camera projection. This started out as an experiment since I didn’t think I could even pull it off, if I knew it would’ve turned out as good as it did I would’ve put more of a story behind it. O well, it makes up for in Visual Effects.
I’ll say. Pretty amazing stuff.