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A Lightsaber Test

Posted: Thu, 11th Dec 2003, 12:50pm

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Brettsta

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My first attempt to create lightsabers. Check it out-
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Posted: Fri, 12th Dec 2003, 12:57am

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Average. C+

for the record: i explained to brettsta what was wrong with his movie during a conversation on #fxhome. marek has paraphrase what i said.

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Posted: Fri, 12th Dec 2003, 1:01am

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Marek

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Rating: +1

Not bad for a first attempt.
Work on angles.
- More exciting angles and make sure that people can tell whats going on at all times.
Work on continuity.
- Some of the shots didnt flow well together or you skipped a part of action.
Work on editing.
- Faster cuts during action and more of them... obviously.
Work on effects.
- Sabers extended too slowly, and they waved around a bit. Clashes were epileptic.
Alltogether, good for kids so young, a 2 from me. Keep trying no matter what people say. biggrin

-- to add to xcession's note:
it was subliminal razz

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Posted: Fri, 12th Dec 2003, 1:06am

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anonymous

Like they say, a little practice won't hurt.
Posted: Fri, 12th Dec 2003, 6:30am

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MistahG

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Very good as an effects test. Nice sabers, good glow amount. Sure, a few careless glitches and the sword activation could be sped up slightly, but no one's perfect and it was just a test- so well done.
Posted: Fri, 12th Dec 2003, 11:49pm

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OK movie . good for a first try . the effects were pretty good, but will better the more you use and get to know alam. Hey! it was far better then my first attempt.
Posted: Fri, 12th Dec 2003, 11:54pm

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It was pretty good, but please, SPARE US FROM ELEVATOR MUSIC!!!! I've had enough elevator music during the shopping season, and your music reminded me of -shudder- elevator music. Please, add something from the Matrix Revolutions Soundtrack (Like Navras - a wicked awesome song, check it out at http://www.intothematrixmusic.com/frames_listen.html ) or a Velocity Engine song wink

Other than the music, it was pretty good for a test.
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 5:10pm

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Brettsta

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where can I download the revolutions music besides a p2p
Posted: Sat, 13th Dec 2003, 6:20pm

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Alright, here is how you "download" (it's more like recording) the Revolutions music, or any other streamed music. First, use your Mac and dowload WireTap (Free; http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/freebies/ ), install it, and launch. Once WireTap is launched, go to the Revolutions Music site I told you about, click on the song you want to record, wait until it has finished streaming, go back to the beginning of the song, press Record on the WireTap window (Hint: make sure no other sound is emitted from your computer), press play to play the song, and wait as WireTap records the song. Once fullly recorded, press the stop button on the WireTap window, and have fun with your song! (Works great in iPods too!)

S.D.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 3:50pm

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anonymous

Light sabres a bit short but good try for first attempt smile
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 4:14pm

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TAP2

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In windows it's even easier -

Double Click on the speaker icon (volume) at the bottom right on the task bar.
Click Options > Properties.
Click the recording button.
Make sure WHAT YOU HEAR is selected.
Go back to the volume control, and select 'what you hear'

Open a sound recording app, or Windows Sound Recorder.

Click record, wait, click stop... enjoy biggrin
It'll record anything that comes out of your speakers, during the recording process
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 4:58pm

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NoClue

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Tap2,

What about Windows XP? I don't appear to have a "What you hear" option.
sad sad sad sad

Any ideas?

NoClue
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 8:02pm

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TAP2

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1) Sound Card?
2) It only appears in the recording control, not the play control (default one)
3) It may be replaced depending on your soundcard - e.g. 'everything'
4) It may also work with WAVE, instead of WHAT YOU HEAR
5) In properties, make sure the mixer device is set to your soundcard.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 9:04pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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go to recording like TAP said, and select everything - it works
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 9:15pm

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Brettsta

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When I do what Tap said on XP, In recording the only choices are:

Stereo Mix
Microphone
CD Player
Aux
Line In
Wave

Do I click any one of those?
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 9:18pm

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TAP2

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It'll be sterio mix prob, try wave also...
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 10:30pm

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AndrewtheActorMan wrote:

go to recording like TAP said, and select everything - it works
As i said...
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 10:34pm

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TAP2

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yep, use your common sense smile
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2003, 10:36pm

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NoClue

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Thanks for the help Tap2.

As for common sense, I don't have any. After all I am known as NoClue biggrin biggrin

Cheers.
Posted: Wed, 17th Dec 2003, 10:10am

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TAP2

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Ok... We can't all be bright biggrin

Did It work?