synthespetians

Spanish translation: actor digital o personaje creado digitalmente/con ordenador

11:43 Nov 22, 1999
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: synthespetians
In a text on the new millenium, I have a paragraph on movies, which reads as follows,

"A big buzz in movie effects sorrounds synthetic actors, or "synthespians". Think Max Headroom, with more personality and intricate physical features"
Patricia Torres
Venezuela
Local time: 12:45
Spanish translation:actor digital o personaje creado digitalmente/con ordenador
Explanation:
Please see the following text extracted from the article "James Cameron's computer-generated 'synthespians' have some actors nervous":

"...No real-life actors - taking Toy Story, in which the cartoon characters were entirely digital, to the ultimate level. These cybernetic actors are being called "synthespians" and "vactors."

Cameron actually created the first synthetic star in Terminator 2's morphing character, but that computer creation was based on digital scans of real-life actor Robert Patrick.

In Titanic, Cameron went on to create fully digital characters which walk the decks of the ship and, more spectacularly, fall to their deaths as the great ship founders. But those digital extras weren't talking or acting; they weren't, as Cameron calls them, "organically believable lip-syncing characters."..."

Hope this helps

Llanos

Selected response from:

llanos
Spain
Grading comment
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
naCiberactor
Carolina Villegas
naactor sintético
lilly
naActor sintetico
Geisha (Angie) Hayes
naciber-actor
Teresita Garcia Ruy Sanchez
naciber-personaje
Miguel Toledo
nasintespisano
Chrsitine Langenfeld
naactor sintético
Dyran Altenburg (X)
naxxx
Henry Dotterer
naactor digital o personaje creado digitalmente/con ordenador
llanos


  

Answers


34 mins
actor digital o personaje creado digitalmente/con ordenador


Explanation:
Please see the following text extracted from the article "James Cameron's computer-generated 'synthespians' have some actors nervous":

"...No real-life actors - taking Toy Story, in which the cartoon characters were entirely digital, to the ultimate level. These cybernetic actors are being called "synthespians" and "vactors."

Cameron actually created the first synthetic star in Terminator 2's morphing character, but that computer creation was based on digital scans of real-life actor Robert Patrick.

In Titanic, Cameron went on to create fully digital characters which walk the decks of the ship and, more spectacularly, fall to their deaths as the great ship founders. But those digital extras weren't talking or acting; they weren't, as Cameron calls them, "organically believable lip-syncing characters."..."

Hope this helps

Llanos




    Reference: http://web.cgocable.net/~ryanvb/archive/032898a.htm
llanos
Spain
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 8
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr
sintespisano


Explanation:
Synthetic = sintético, Thespian (Thespis) = Tespisano.

Chrsitine Langenfeld
United States
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 hrs
actor sintético


Explanation:
En el primer URL de referencia puede encontrarse el siguiente texto explicativo:

"Uno de los avances mas notorios en la animación 3D ha sido la creación de personajes, a veces humanoides y a veces realistas los cuales le dan una carga emocional y nos inducen a adentrarnos en su trama.

Los actores sintéticos son actores humanoides autonomos completamente generados por computadora. La animación, dóa a día, es menos aceptable si no contiene actores sintéticos 3D."


    Reference: http://www.spin.com.mx/sigmex/sm-bol2.html
    Reference: http://glup.irobot.uv.es/lisitthome/artec/rafa/rr_v_actors_....
Dyran Altenburg (X)
United States
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 43
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

4 hrs
xxx


Explanation:
Just to add one thing:

Max Headroom was a (supposed) computer-generated character appearing on US television 10-15 years ago. He was nothing but a face with stilted speech.

See pictures and hear his voice at the link below.


    Reference: http://www.maxheadroom.com/
Henry Dotterer
United States
Local time: 12:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

4 hrs
ciber-personaje


Explanation:
A good contraction of "synthespian"
Good luck!

Miguel Toledo
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

8 hrs
ciber-actor


Explanation:
Based on the explanation you gave us this is the most likely translation that I can think of.

Teresita Garcia Ruy Sanchez
Mexico
Local time: 09:45
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 1098
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

18 hrs
Ciberactor


Explanation:
I think "ciberactor" is the best option, but I'd write it in one word.

Carolina Villegas
Local time: 18:45
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 85
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

21 hrs
actor sintético


Explanation:
I think "actor sintético" is the best translation.

lilly
PRO pts in pair: 3
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 day 11 hrs
Actor sintetico


Explanation:
I would use actor sintetico. The word thespian means actor and synthetic means made from chemicals or other materials. Man made. Not born in natural cases. In this case actors are made by computers.

Geisha (Angie) Hayes
PRO pts in pair: 47
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)



Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs (or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.

KudoZ™ translation help

The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.


See also:

Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search