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DESTRUCTION

Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 9:59am

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Ryan

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Destruction! Several space ships aggresively advance on a planet and begin destoying it. The sith in charge of the masacre goes down to kill a jedi, but one looming danger awaits: BEING HIT BY ONE OF THOUSANDS OF STRAY LASERS!!!

This movie has a huge number of effects. About every 8 frames a laser flashes in front of the screen, Every second there is an explosion. In some places of the movie there are 5 layers of sound.

I just wanted to thank CSB digital for their software and all members (especially Sollthar) for all the great pluggins. Also Brettsta helped with ideas for the title. Thank you all and enjoy!


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Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 1:56pm

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good work!

i couldn't have the patience to do all those explosions and stuff.

4 out of 5 from me. smile
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 4:25pm

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a few things if i may.

Don't hit girls in your films, they will never want to be another one sad,
It's hard to get people in films wink

Shame there was no texture on the cgi ships, the animation and camera shots were good.

Now the fx's smile I was watching them close and you really did well to keep them at the same place, you camera was moving all over and you managed to keep the fx's in the same place.
Well done.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 4:28pm

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Good space animation, but the ships were unrealistic - looked like flying typewriters!

Story was a bit shallow (did it have one?) and it cut off at the end without any resolution.

Still, for the well applied effects and duels, deserves a 3, though in some places your sabers looked too short and stumpy
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 5:15pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

Good space animation, but the ships were unrealistic - looked like flying typewriters!
ATTACK OF THE FLYING TYPEWRITERS lol !!!

Your right, there's no real story.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 6:27pm

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Even though there was really no main plot or basis, I happened to like this a lot. I found your motion tracking ability great and all the effects going off so quickly was a cool idea. Anyways, good job, but work on those ships a little bit and get some texture goin.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 7:47pm

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Ryan wrote:

ATTACK OF THE FLYING TYPEWRITERS lol !!!
yep, you kill them by pressing all the right keys
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 8:48pm

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Good effects stuff like everyone already said. I thought it was funny that there were all of these explosions, but no damage to buildings/streets/etc. Seems like the destruction wasn't really anything to worry about. Heh.
Posted: Wed, 5th May 2004, 8:48pm

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I loved how much was going on in the backround, I think that that was the best part easily. The actual lightsaber duel was kind of weak, but i was distracted enough because of the backround and the constant battery of cool sound effects.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 1:42am

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man, i wish i had your patience. The effects alone are worth 2. Now, i do find it miraculous that, as aculag pointed out, there was no damage on the buildings. The jedi and the sith weren't trying very hard to dodge those lasers after a while.

I do admire the effects and the effort you put into them. I know the space ships look corny, but its better than i could have done. This is good and your effort certainly deserves no less than a 3. Good Job!

btw, if a person got hit in the head by a lightsaber, wouldn't they lose their head? lol biggrin wink
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 1:47am

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By the time I thought of having the buildings disinigrating it was already to late to change anything. But thank you all for your constructive criticizm.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 2:25pm

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I was waiting to see how you'd do this ever since the preview came out, and I must say that I was impressed. The saber fight was weak, but like was already pointed out, there was so much going on in the background and with all of the sounds that it made of for the weak fighting. I didn't like the way it ended, maybe next time give a short summary of what happened and whats to come (just maybe).
Overall, I thought you did a good job. It would have been really cool to see the sith or jedi dodge a couple of the blasts.

3 of 5.

Calibretto:Making The World A Place.
Posted: Thu, 6th May 2004, 3:15pm

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It's hard to do movies like this because they are incredibly steriotyped. But, my next movie will be very different from any already submitted razz .
Posted: Sat, 8th May 2004, 2:28pm

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Excellent use of the software! I was really surprised at just how much was going on on the screen. Two questions:

1) What kind of computer were you using? (processor speed, graphics card, etc.)

2) What did you use to create the spaceships?

-- Jay
Posted: Sun, 9th May 2004, 1:42am

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Hi. Here are the specs for the computer I used:

Graphics Card: 64MB GeForce 4

Processor: 2.4 GH Pentium 4

RAM: 512MB

HD: 120GB


The program I used for the spaceships was Caligari TrueSpace 3.2. That is the free version which you can download here

The latest version costs $600
Posted: Wed, 12th May 2004, 2:33am

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this movie was kind of cool. i liked the fact that there was mass destruction going on while the lightsaber duel was taking place. the spaceships in the begining looked horrible, no offense. It actually wasn't just the ships, but it was the fact that there were absolutley no stars in the background of the ships. Just 3d models in a black space. The lightsaber duel was good, except for the end. A little blood and gore when the girl died wouldn't of been out of order. Its a little odd how he chops her away with a lightsaber and nothing happens but her falling down. And costumes to, if the kid was wearing like a robe or something and the girl was wearing something a little more appropriate I guess it would of made it cooler. Overall though, pretty good job and I'll give it a 4. Just for the effort, it must of easily taken you like 8 hours to edit each and every frame.
Posted: Wed, 12th May 2004, 9:34pm

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movieguy5 wrote:

It actually wasn't just the ships, but it was the fact that there were absolutley no stars in the background of the ships. Just 3d models in a black space.
Um, what do you mean by that? If you click on the last screenshot from the movie you can see that there are stars. Maybe the small version makes it look like there aren't any.
Posted: Fri, 14th May 2004, 4:49pm

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totally unoriginal. it would have been greatly improved if you would have stayed away from using light sabre effects. they are very over used on this site...
Posted: Fri, 14th May 2004, 6:36pm

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jaycoolyea wrote:

totally unoriginal. it would have been greatly improved if you would have stayed away from using light sabre effects. they are very over used on this site...
AlamDV was first made for mainly lightsword efffects and muzzle flashes, so youll see a lot of that here. Judge it on its own scale, not this sucks becuase it uses sabers
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jun 2004, 4:11pm

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The movie was good, but I did not like the 3D in the movie! The spacecrafts attacking Earth was very bad detailed! Wow! eek
Posted: Thu, 3rd Jun 2004, 4:44pm

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Spend a LOT more time learning to use Truespace. The CG graphics looked like 1980s Amiga computer games ...
Posted: Thu, 18th Nov 2004, 3:47am

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loved the way you tucked in your shirt that was an instant classic! smile
Posted: Thu, 18th Nov 2004, 7:52am

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Wow. Incredible hand-tracking.
Posted: Sat, 20th Nov 2004, 8:57pm

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i like it
Posted: Mon, 22nd Nov 2004, 3:00pm

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Ryan

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I ought to completely redo the begining.
Posted: Tue, 20th Dec 2005, 3:53am

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[quote="b4uask30male"]a few things if i may.

Don't hit girls in your films, they will never want to be another one sad,
It's hard to get people in films wink

Some lucky people have the option of not being in ryan's films: as his sister, I don't have much of a choice. (I was the girl in the film). Actually, I have fun (most of the time), and, while I can't say that I appretiate dying, there are benefits of being in his movies.

Confession: most of the time I can actually be found pleading for a chance to star.