Power Mac G4 helps design Spider-Man's costume

For the upcoming "Spider-Man" film, conceptual artist Warren Manser used a Power Mac G4 to design Spidey's costume, according to an interview at the Spider-Man Hype Web site. The artist said he used a G4 running Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, and Macromedia Freehand to accomplish his work on the project.

"I use the computer mostly as a conceptual tool that develops ideas that are first generated from my drawings," Manser said. "Sony Imageworks will take those concepts to a 3D level, using their hardware and software, that can be used for visual FX, etc."

Manser has also done illustration work for such films as "A.I.," "Tomb Raider," "Pearl Harbor," "Cast Away," "X-Men," "The Patriot," "Galaxy Quest," "The Matrix," and "Jurassic Park: The Lost World."

Outside of filmmaking, he said that used to enjoy working on his old Mustang. But then Apple came out with the Power Mac G3 a few years ago and has Mustang has sat ever since.

"I wouldn't say that I'm a computer geek yet, just don't ask my wife," Manser said in the interview.

For lots more details on his work, check out the complete interview at the Spider-Man Hype site. You can also view the "Spider-Man" movie trailer at Apple's QuickTime Web site.

The "Spider-Man" move, based on the popular Marvel Comics character, is due next May. It's being directed by Sam Raimi and starts Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, William Dafoe, James Franco, and Cliff Robertson.

This story, "Power Mac G4 helps design Spider-Man's costume" was originally published by PCWorld.

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