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Honda advertisement "Cog"

Honda advertisement "Cog"

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RE: Honda advertisement "Cog"

If this doesn't excite you, you're not an engineer or geek at heart.  This is real - no trick photography and took 606 "takes" to get the sequence flawless.  Supposedly, the "wiper blade mid-air ballet" sequence only worked once.

Blacksmith

RE: Honda advertisement "Cog"

I never seen wheels rolling up a ramp like that i real world. Could be me missing something though.

RE: Honda advertisement "Cog"

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Jacc,

According to the articles about the ad, the wheels where delicately weighted so that once perturbed, they were able to roll up the ramp. Quite clever.

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RE: Honda advertisement "Cog"

According to the "how they did it" web site I saw, the wheels were internally weighted and positioned with the weight at the very top, so as soon as they were bumped, they would roll uphill.  You notice they each went 1/2 turn or less.  The web site said that a heavy footstep or vibration would trigger the tires early; one reason for the 606 takes.

Blacksmith

RE: Honda advertisement "Cog"

To: TheBlacksmith
Regarding: "how they did it" web site you saw.  Please could you provide a link or the URL to this site. I would bet more than just a few of us would like more info on the "COG artwork"

jmossengr

RE: Honda advertisement "Cog"

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jmossengr,

The author of the page I posted has provided links to articles and other commentary that is regularly updated. There are three additional links since I posted the original link to the page.

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RE: Honda advertisement "Cog"

If you want to see the ad full screen do this.

Go the the Honda page and watch the high quality add.
Go to your temporary internet folder.
Look for a file called 300k.swf.
Copy this file to another directory like your desktop.
Open the file with internet explorer. It will be full screen.

ProEpro
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