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Star war legos

Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 7:05pm

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empire

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Someone should make a plug for the Star Wars lego ships.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 7:06pm

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Star Wars lego ships? You could buy them for really cheap. Ask TMM how much his were, he's making a short film with legos smile
Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 7:09pm

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Where can you buy them cheap? I've never seen them cheap?
Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 7:12pm

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Go to your local Walmart or K-Mart. Don't look at the huge sets, I'm sure those are expensive. But I have seen little one piece sets for about $8.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 9:40pm

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For the big sets, someone should make a lego Millenium Falcon, X-Wing, Tie Fighter, etc.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 11:28pm

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Yeah, me and my friend were thinking about doing this for fun. Although we don't have any expensive sets. sad But we can probably do some of the cheaper ones.
Posted: Fri, 14th Jun 2002, 11:47pm

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Does anyone have those sets so they can make a plug in for them?
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 6:35am

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empire

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Someone please make a plug in for Star Wars Legos.
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 10:09am

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I would suggest toys are us,.. but the probably sell them REAL expensive,...
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 2:03pm

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weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...

indeed i am making a lego movie, at the moment i am half way through the trailer...

i bought obi wan's jedi starfighter for about £20 and the yoda, count dooku set with count dooku's bike for like £9 from a small toy shop nearby...

i dunno how much these would cost in other countries, try visiting the shop section at http://www.lego.com where u can select which country u r in...

i would try and make them into plug-ins, but the only thing i can use is my webcam, and it isn't amazing qualit, so they wouldn't look very good...
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 4:01pm

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Generally, the bigger sets like the Tie Fighter and Millenium Falcon are anywhere from $50 to $100.
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 5:14pm

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empire

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The Tie Fighter is $20 at Wal-Mart. I haven't seen the Millenium Falcon around. I would make the plug-ins myself, but I don't know how to.
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 6:22pm

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To make plug-ins: Take pictures of your Lego ship from whatever angles you want to see it from in your movie. I would suggest using a black background. Then check out the Plugger tuutorial in the Tutorials forum.

If you still can't figure it out, contact someone else who makes plug-ins (like me), and if you can e-mail them the pictures, they can probably create the plug-in for you.

If you can get an even, black background, though, then it is a fairly easy job in Photoshop to prepare them for plug-in use. All you have to do is select the black and add an alpha channel. Then run the images through Plugger, as described in the tutorial.
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 6:30pm

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TMM

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yeah, good tips from axeman there, u need to ask peopel like kermz, animaster and any other plug-in maker (you can see the little plug-in maker symbol under people's avatars) and either PM them, or mail them, and i am sure they would be glad to help you out...

the black background is fairly important, u can either make it completely black in the photo, or by using photoshop or other picture manipulation programs...

the black background means that when u make the plug-in, and install it into alam, there image won't have a background, so it will be JUST the ship, which means u can add it to anything, without worrying about a big black frame around the image...
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 8:44pm

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TMM is right for effects based on Black Transparency, or Add Pin.

For alpha-channel based effects, though, the background can be anything you want. Your object (Lego ship, in this case) could be in the middle of a picture of your floor if you wanted, and you would still only see the ship once a proper alpha channel was added, but a solid-color background makes adding the alpha channel a lot easier.
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 8:47pm

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oh rite i never knew that, can this sorta thing be done in paintshop pro, this is the only image manipulation program i own, apart from paint, and if it can be done, how can it be done???
Posted: Sat, 15th Jun 2002, 8:58pm

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I would imagine it can be done, but I've never used PaintShop Pro. I'm going to start a new thread on creating alpha channels in this forum, since it is kind of off-topic. Check for it.
Posted: Mon, 17th Jun 2002, 8:36am

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www.ldraw.org
make 3d models of it!
and get it rendered in high quality by some one who has a 3d app
like axeman, me, animaster etc
billy
Posted: Thu, 20th Jun 2002, 11:20pm

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My brother has some Star Wars legos, so I'll attempt to make plugins (although it will be my first try). First im going to try the Jedi Starfigter and the Tie Fighter.
Posted: Fri, 21st Jun 2002, 9:59am

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update:

i have finished the "filming" and effects for my lego movie, i just need to sort out sound (which i have no die ahow to do yet smile) but the trailer should be up soonish...

also once i have done the trailer, i will try and make a few cool lego plug-ins, of the jedi starfighter, and the episode 1 droid ship smile
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jun 2002, 2:51am

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I just did a short Alam Dv effect test with legos. Here it is...

http://brickshelf.com/gallery/SeanCollins123/Movies/Tests/6in1test.mpg
Posted: Sat, 22nd Jun 2002, 2:59am

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COol !!!! Looks like you're on your way to make stop motion flicks like "More" cool Then again you could be on you way to making a flick like "Horsey Hijack" lol Nice work BM4U! LEGOs rule!! ERM, Maybe Lincolin Logs rule.. confused

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Posted: Sat, 22nd Jun 2002, 2:55pm

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Stop motion is pretty easy once you get the hang of it.