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Cockpit views

Posted: Tue, 5th Mar 2002, 1:25am

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Riese

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I was wondering if anyone has ever done a cockpit overlay. I was thinking of doing on for the Falcon and a xwing. Would include side views for the xwing, the falcon really does not need one. I just wanted to throwing the idea out. ALso what would be the best way of designing it. Photoshop or 3d studio max.

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Posted: Tue, 5th Mar 2002, 1:52am

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I think Photoshop would work just dandy, unless you want the camera to move. If you just want stationary shots, there would not be a whole lot of advantage to a 3D model.
Posted: Tue, 5th Mar 2002, 2:17am

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One thing I just thought of- are you thinking overlays of inside or outside the cockpit? Because for the inside, you would probably have your actor in the foreground, and the overlay would have to go behind him. This would require bluescreening the actor, and placing him over the footage later, or else doing some complex masking of the effect so that it didn't cover him.
Posted: Tue, 5th Mar 2002, 3:45am

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MechaForce

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For a previous movie sidewinder and I made, we used the actual cockpit from a 3d model. it works well
Posted: Tue, 5th Mar 2002, 1:04pm

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We also used a picture of an f-15 cockpit, and blue-screened in the actor.
Posted: Tue, 5th Mar 2002, 4:50pm

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Riese

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Thanks guys. I am toying with different ideas. The blue screening the actor would give you a wider variety of shots. I was thinking though that if the overlays were done with little differences like diferent color lights on the console you could use photoshop and just use the different pics in the order that you would need giving you the effect of a blinking light or a change in the cockpit.

What do you think

Riese
Posted: Wed, 6th Mar 2002, 1:29am

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Axeman

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You could add blinking lights in AlamDV. Use the AlamDV1 Lightbulbs plug-in for round lights, and if you want square button-type lights, use a little tiny piece of Lightsaber.
Posted: Wed, 6th Mar 2002, 4:28am

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Axeman, a man after my own heart. IMPROVISE biggrin Good suggestion.
Posted: Fri, 22nd Mar 2002, 6:08am

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Hello I found this topic really interesting because I have been thinking about doing a similair effect. I thought that it might be easier to do a blue screen and use the inside of a car, then import the footage into photoshop and create an overlay. Does anybody have an image or a site which has images that I can use for refrence. I am thinking that the cockpit should look like something from the movie bladerunner. Can it be animated? I am not just talking about blinking lites but placing digital readouts of speed and altitude and so on? Also if this was to be done with a 3d model how can I go about it? I am slowly getting to learn Cinema 4d, so my skill are very primitive. Any ideas?
Posted: Sun, 24th Mar 2002, 5:41am

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Riese

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I have found that there is not alot out there when it comes to cockpit views. So you will have to do alot of searching for views or pictures of cockpits you think are cool and want to create. The more moving stuff you want the harder and more complicated the pic has to be. My thoughts are to make several diferent looking pics of the same cockpit and use them to change up the look. The changing gauges and stuff would have to be hand made in a 3d program and would take a good amount of time getting everything working the right way.
But if you are up to it by all means have at it and let me know how things come out.

Riese
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 1:10pm

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anyone make any progress on this? I could use it in a big way in my new movie!
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 2:22pm

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you mean this?

http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/plugins/index.php

There is an F-16 cockpit view on page 2 under "plugins" and star wars cockpits on page 3 of "star wars"
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 2:38pm

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I need an X-wing sad
Posted: Fri, 2nd Aug 2002, 11:08pm

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I made a plugin a little while ago that had several Star Wars cockpit views including the Falcon and the X-Wing.

http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/plugins/plugininfo.php?id=209

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