Saturday, July 05, 2008

Fake or Foto

From time to time, Autodesk, the makers of AutoCAD®, Maya®, and Inventor®, posts a series of images along with a challenge. Which ones are are real photos and which ones are CG?

Here is the series above:

Here is the original series:

Here is the current series:


  1. I love this kind of stuff. On the current series I got six out of 10 correct. I won't reveal the other answers but I thought the monkies were obviously fake. The CG effects in movies are becoming more and more realistic. Part of my brain says it can't be real and part says it looks so real!

    P.S. I see you're taking advantage of

  2. I should have said in the series pictured in your post.

  3. On the current series I got 9 out of 12 correct.

  4. On the current series I got 9 out of 12 correct.

  5. I got 8 or 9 out of 10 correct on both of the 10-item quizzes (don't remember how I did on the 12-item one). But, I sort of cheated. Instead of guessing on the basis of which ones actually looked real, I guessed as to which ones I thought were really real.

    The car, for instance, looked so much like a photograph that I guessed it was CG. I thought, this is so good it wouldn't be here if it was real.

  6. That's not cheating! The point of the quiz was to make your best guess at whether you thought it was real or fake, not what you thought looked real and which ones looked fake.