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Old 18-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #256
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May the force be with you.

In dont believe the emperor is dead. One day he will come back and bring balance to the force.
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Old 27-05-2010, 05:06 PM   #257
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I decided to have another go at the trench dive clip of the star wars thing i was doing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KZVPMwdnF8
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Old 27-05-2010, 10:03 PM   #258
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Hi paldav
I did not know that you did so much work on Star Wars, make it better than the original that is looking very dated now.........dave
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O.K, So my last version of the trench dive still sucked, i went back and rebuilt some of the peices. Its the lighting thats so tricky, i got lighters block.

So then i discovered that when this shot was put together in the original film they used a mat painting, the laser flashes were used to cut to the bit where the camera dives into the actual trench at the last minuet, since i can get the lighting somthing like from 1 angle ( when i move the camera round it blows out the render ) i am going to do a very high res still to zoom into in post, then i will just animate the trench bit.
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just trying to get the perspective correct
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Old 31-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #261
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for the love of Christ man, how did you keep your sanity while greebling that thing?

i mean, i see its a lot of the same shapes repeated over and over. and I am a self proclaimed hard Surface Guru, and love greebles as much as the next guy but for seals sakes! ( ....translate seal to the french spelling for correct phrase )

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LOL

Cheers Zombie, well during my researches i discovered that most of the death star and trench were made up of 6 standard pieces ,and i found drawings of em!

Lighting is my big challenge as ive never spent too much time on it, thats why the rendering of the Lambo i just finished isnt happening yet, so i am trying render layers and post instead, hoping i will stumble across a look that i can replicate.
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for f...s sake dude (that is in English not French) that is AAAWWWWSSSOOOOMMMEEEEEE.

I agree with the zombie!!! man you must have a drip filled with coffee attached directly to the brain for that one!!!!!

Bloody hell mate, that is some serious delirious work a happenin!!!

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makes my Spitfire effort an atomic particule!!!
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LoL Bullet mate, you tracked down the translation eh?
you sick twisted seal you...LoL

yea Paldav, i saw about 4 pieces that were randomly moved about, and changed up some ( circular shapes that were cut in in 1/4 or half and such ) still either way, its tedious, my hats off to you mate.

When i was doing the tie fighter before i recorded the tutorial here that went up a month or so ago, that wing section was murder for me and hell it only took me an hour to do it. ( give or take) I think if i remember right, there are 12 unique shapes in that wing on either side...

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LOL g-man...nah mate I just instinctively knew what it meant........bahahaha.......twisted like you bro. You affected my position...bahahah
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Am now trying to make it look less cartoony, i'm currently using 4 or 5 render passes

flat color with 1 ambient light

1 x over exposed 1 x directional light

1 x ambiant occlusion

1 x highlight black Phong with 1 x directional light


Please crit, i been staring at it too long

gonna be a long job to render 250 frames
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250!!!! jeez Louise!!!

Where is the trench gone mate???

Its a lot darker than before.

Looks ok though kind of plastic with the directional light (I assume its the one in the back)

Other than that once the motion is on I dont think you will notice

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You might need some coffee for the next session by the looks of it

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Another rebuild!!!

I cant ... will not give up!!

I am not goint to get the exact likeness of the original, i accept that now, so i just need to get somthing i am happy with, i have had to work on getting the surface a lot lighter polygon wise, it was becoming unworkable. So a little more cheating later and this is where i am
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d..o.n.t gi..ve..u.u.up p p mate. Rooaaarrrrr flex...gnrrr..flex..you beast!!!

It does actually look better, it has an atmosphere by the looks??? It seems a little lighter so easier on the eye I think. You are turning this into a hidden object game arent you!!!

Jokes mate, it looks good, not so dark now. Have you changed the position of some of the diddly bits?

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I found more coffee in costa rica!!

so i have got all the basic layers done, am now working on getting the gun turret and lasers rendered then i can get it all together in AE, the i will put it on the tube.
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