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Star Wars Scenery

Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 1:24pm

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Superman

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Hi guys. I need some help in getting some image stills of Star Wars background scenes so I can blue screen the actor onto it.

I lack the 3D software to use these files, or I'd do it myself. Go to

http://scifi3d.theforce.net/list.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=14
and I'm looking for several angles each (and I'm not ultra picky about which angles) of these scenes:

-Carbon Freezing Chamber
-Death Star Corridor
-Death Star Launchbay
-Imperial Star Destroyer Hangar
-Rebel Hangar
-Tie Fighter Hangar
-Hoth Hangar


I realize this might be a tall order, and if you prefer, you could just export the images andgive me that and not even bother with making any plug ins.

Thanx guys. smile
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 1:37pm

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juancfig

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I agree. Those Star Wars backgrounds would be awesome to have! Can anyone make those plugins?
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 2:12pm

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ssjaaron

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sweet!
finialy somebody found some lol
peace out
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 2:59pm

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Kram1563

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I have most of those already i could try and give it a go although i havnt made a plugin before i'll have a go a little later when im back at home.

Mark
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 5:34pm

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juancfig

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I just wanted to add that at the website below, there are also other backgrounds that can also be very useful. There mainly the interiors of Star Wars space crafts like the Millenium Flacon. These also could be excellent plugins if someone knows how to make them.

http://scifi3d.theforce.net/list.asp?intGenreID=10&intCatID=7
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 9:15pm

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Kyeju

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I think it would be more useful for you all to learn 3d and render them youself. Who wants to constrain the angles in their film to fit the angle of the plugin?!?! Seriously I use sci-fi 3d models alot. Also you will never give your film that personal touch if you see the same background in every fanfilm in the cinema.

Learn blender or get Maya PLE, both of which are completely FREE. Also you can get Cinema4D for free in this months edition of MacAddict. There are plenty of people on these boards who are experts in each of these. For Cinema 3D Sollthar, for Maya Schwar, and for Blender Tarn and JediCinemaGuy.

Seriously it will improve your filmmaking 1000 levels.
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 9:35pm

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juancfig

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Can you give me the link to get Cinema 4D for free?
Posted: Tue, 25th Nov 2003, 9:38pm

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Axeman

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I don't think there is a link to download it for free. You have go go out and buy the magazine.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2003, 12:35am

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Superman

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I fail to see why a request (in the request forum, mind you) is answered with "do it yourself."

I don't have the software, and I just spent $930 yesterday upgrading OS X, Illustrator, Photoshop and DVD Studio Pro. I'm not buying anything for a while.

And as for the freebie software, yes thank you, I'll check it out. I'm only making a little silly movie about Star Wars with my son in it. That's why I wanted the stills. I'm not going to Hollywood with it... I just wanted some shots to put him in, that's all. I will check out MacAddict. Thanx.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2003, 3:43pm

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juancfig

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Not for nothing but Superman has a valid point. We all got AlamDV2 for the sole purpose of getting special effects needed that are easy to use and at low costs. Investing in high-end 3D programs is very expensive for many of us. And even with the free 3D programs that are out there, they're difficult to learn as well as time-consuming. Going in that route defeats the purpose for AlamDV2.

Even the Home page of this website clearly states: "Looking for an affordable and easy-to-use special effects package? Look no further. Welcome to AlamDV2.

AlamDV2 offers special effects that can be created by anyone - no matter how small your budget! By being at the forefront of the digital video revolution, CSB-Digital has made the only dedicated special effects package for the amateur film market. It gives you the ability to create blockbuster special effects that have never been possible before in this price bracket."

Note the keywords "affordable" and "easy-to-use". I personally wish that I was capable of using the 3D programs efficiently the way many of you do (which I truly commend you for your excellent work and skills). But not all of us have that ability nor the time.

I guess what I'm trying to say is to cut us "little people" some slack and to remember that for many of us we're just trying to have some fun. That's all.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2003, 5:46pm

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Superman

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Thank you, juancfig, for making my point better than I did.

I am only looking for some stills, not anyone to take enormous amounts of time to create 3D animations of panning and the room spinning. As I stated in my first post, no one has to actually make a plug in if they don't feel like it, posting various angles as JPEGs will do fine. I will download them and I could make the plug in available to all who want some scenery.

What is the point of having a "HUDs and Surrounds" section of the plug ins page if no one wants or will provide some scenery plug ins? Isn't that the point of "HUDs and Surrounds?" What's the point of uploading anything if it's better to render it in 3D software? Perhaps we should remove all of the space ship plug ins as well, as most aren't even animated...

If I had the software to do this, I wouldn't have asked, but I only have so much money and so much time to spend doing this. I'm a family man with a job and children, and all I wanted to do was drop my 5 year-old boy into some of the scenery from Star Wars. No big deal. No expectations of making a box office wonder of imagery and sound. Just an hour-or-so clip of my son beating up the bad guys. I didn't think this request was unreasonable and I don't think I should have to beg or justify myself for wanting to use some scenery stills in a little home movie.

For all those who are also interested in some SW scenery, I'll see if I can get these somehow and I will put them together and upload them (if no one else has by then.
Posted: Wed, 26th Nov 2003, 6:27pm

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juancfig

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Thanks Superman! You're my hero! razz
Posted: Thu, 27th Nov 2003, 12:09am

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Superman

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juancfig wrote:

Thanks Superman! You're my hero! razz
And I know thissssssssssssss...






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