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The Sabertest

Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 11:33am

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AltmanKirstein

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This is my first try with AlamDV2 to make an effect with as lightsaber. It is in Vindows Media File.

The cuttingsoftware is Pinnacle Studio 8.
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Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 11:45am

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Bowie

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Well, it worked. Good first attempt. I tried this a few times, and was told that a bulb effect at the base of the sabre makes it even better. You used the burning rubble plugin too i see, authors like seeing their work in action.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 12:03pm

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Movie_Manic

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IMHO i think that seeing as this is a short test, meant only for the internet, or possible for a DVD extra, i wouldn't include such a long title sequence, nor ending credits. this might entice more people to see it. also i think thatthe logo is too long and repeats iself too much. keep it short and people will watch it. Other than that a very good lightsabre test.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 2:00pm

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AltmanKirstein

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Yes, thats wright ! The Intro is much to long. Thanks for the tip.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 2:37pm

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AltmanKirstein

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Hi !

I have shorted the introclip because it was too long. The duration is now 46 seconds.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 3:04pm

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pboniface

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The lightsaber core seems a little thin..

more of a light foil, than a light sabre (fencing reference).
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 3:27pm

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Serpent

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That was good. The sabre was kind of thin though. make it thicker and a glow of about 4. Other than that it was good. Where did you get that light sabre hilt?
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 5:02pm

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AltmanKirstein

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Yes, it is a little thin. But i think, it is because the video. it is on VHS-C and not on Mini-DV. That light sabre hilt i bought 3 years ago from a friend for 50 German Marks. He builded it.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 5:14pm

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Brettsta

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I dont think that the video makes certain objects smaller though.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 11:10pm

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anonymous

THAT WAS SAD! no offence tho..
lol sorry
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 11:21pm

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TAP2

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Obviously, You're the one who's sad because you're too scared to login.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2004, 11:23pm

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Brettsta

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TAP2 wrote:

Obviously, You're the one who's sad because you're too scared to login.
Oh too true wink
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 3:41pm

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darth_paul_goku

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Yeah, i gotta say it is cool for the first try. I liked the way you set that thing on fire just by slightly touching it. Cool sound effects.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 6:37pm

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AltmanKirstein

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thank you very much. after i saw the video, a have had an idea, that i see the fire and get panic wink
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 6:05am

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blauy

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that was good for a first try i wasnt any better, u probably should of made the blade a bit thicker, and put down the glow a bit.
and one last thing. you should have blured the lightsaber a bit in the render menu, because your sabre's edges where a bit jagedy and the blur takes it away.

well done
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 6:16am

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Brettsta

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When you click render, click blur lightsword only models. Then, set the blur to about 2. Heres a pic-

Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 12:05pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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yay! You used my crappy plugin!

Some tips:

Do the blur thing like brettsta said

Make your saber a little bit wider

lightbulb on the hilt of the saber

orange lightbulb on fire, to make it give off light...etc.



Donno if you were curious, but what i burnt when making that plugin was a papertowl and index cards...

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 12:06pm

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Brettsta

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I was wondering what that "non-descript material" was wink
Posted: Sun, 18th Jan 2004, 5:28pm

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AltmanKirstein

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Hi !

Now is my website ready. You could reach it over this link:

http://www.altmanfilm.de
Posted: Sun, 18th Jan 2004, 10:24pm

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elementcinema

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good for a first try, keep on truckin! cool
Posted: Tue, 20th Jan 2004, 6:26pm

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AltmanKirstein

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thank you ! everys comment can help me to make it better.