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Buffy Scythe/Axe

Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 12:25am

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Hello, I'm working on a Buffy spin-off movie. My character is in need of the Slayer Scythe, faught with by Buffy in the episode "Chosen." The last episode. I'm extremly new to film making, and using FX things. So I hardly know what to do. So I can make a plug-in for myself. The character in my movie is to get this scythe. I can't actually BUILD one because of lack of money, nor buy one for the same reason. So I was wondering if someone would make a plug-in for it.

Here are some pictures that might help:

http://www.dimensionedelta.net/fray/images/scythe/EndOfDays/EndOfDaysSythe09.jpg

http://www.dimensionedelta.net/fray/images/scythe/Chosen/ChosenSythe10.jpg

http://buffy.nu/article.php3?id_article=4231

http://mods.moddb.com/gallery/image/10700/

http://www.dimensionedelta.net/fray/images/scythe/Comics/Tales%20of%20the%20Slayer3.jpg

http://www.dimensionedelta.net/fray/images/scythe/Comics/Numero%206-1.jpg


Hope that was enough. Thanks so much!
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 1:51am

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sk8npirate

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I don't want to be the one to say this but there is no way you would be able to make that look good with an AlamDV program or even a 3d program for that matter. The only thing that would probably look decent is if you built something or bought something. I know you said that wasn't an option but I'm not sure that you have any other options.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 2:22am

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Well I've seen guns and other weapons and machines in the Plug-Ins... so I thought that this seemed pretty easy compared to those.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 2:30am

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Yes, they exist, but they can't be used well all the same. Unless you were making a commercial for a product and a gun came spinning in, but it would look like crap. You simply can't give an actor a non existing prop and make it look decent.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 2:42am

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Serpent wrote:

You simply can't give an actor a non existing prop and make it look decent.
Star Wars. Specifically, The Empire Strikes Back, when Luke slashes open the AT-AT.

However, on a scale like this "scythe" (looks more like an ax to me), it wouldn't work.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 2:57am

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Yeah, but those are proffesionals. smile
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 2:59am

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So? You're still wrong.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 3:07am

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the difference between a lightsaber and this is that the blade of a lightsaber is always a post production effect. Something like a scythe, like this, is a real life object, so it'll look fake if you use a 2d drawn plugin. Trust me, if you can get the actual prop, or something like it, it'll look loads better. IMO, it'll just look like... well... crap, if you use a plugin for this.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Oct 2004, 6:48am

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Aculag

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Well, the prop looks like crap anyway, so even if you just made it out of a piece of PVC pipe and such, it would work.

By the way:

Scythe:


Ax:
Posted: Sun, 3rd Oct 2004, 2:04am

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sk8npirate

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That scythe is creeping me out
Posted: Sun, 3rd Oct 2004, 5:00am

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Klinn OWarren

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sk8npirate wrote:

That scythe is creeping me out
I take it you've never been on a farm? smile
Posted: Mon, 4th Oct 2004, 12:36am

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Crawford

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Grew up with one of those around. It wasn't anywhere near the most dangerous or even dangerous-looking bits around.
Posted: Wed, 6th Oct 2004, 12:31am

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Axeman

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You could make this with a stick and cardboard and paint, and get better results than you would with a plug-in. It would be cheap, too. It would also probably look cheap, unless you put a lot of time and work into the details, but a plug-in would be worse.