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SPACE movie shots

Is it better to use ( 4 movie purposes only - not real life) a model starfighter or a CGI one?

Model starfighter44%[ 8 ]
CGI starfighter56%[ 10 ]

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Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 8:19pm

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Toruk Macto

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anyone knows where there are some free shots of stars, planets - think starwars or star trek - i would prefer not photos but anything clear is okay - no planet earth please - i looked on google images already... thx a lot P.S its for a shot with a homemade model starship
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 8:38pm

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Thank DVstudios for this:
http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39808
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 10:07pm

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Fxhome Dude

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Hundreds of HD videos...enjoy
http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/index.html
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 10:08pm

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Toruk Macto

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cool thx S.G - will use some of them but anything more like the one Tarn used for Assault On Igneos or something like that when the starfighter veers away??? Thx a lot
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 10:10pm

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Toruk Macto

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just missed U fxhome dude - THANK U SO MUCH!!!!!! PERFECT.....
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 10:10pm

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Toruk Macto

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ARE THEY ROYALTY FREE???
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 10:21pm

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Toruk Macto

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sorry - got the credit : hubble thingy - THX
Posted: Tue, 2nd Mar 2010, 10:50pm

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Fxhome Dude

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No problem. I do have to thank Artic for supplying the link.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 3:45pm

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Rockfilmers

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This is really alot like saying 'Which is better? Bananas or Oranges?"
They are both really good (At leas in my opinion) and good for you but for different reasons. Same goes with CGI vs models.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 4:31pm

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Axeman

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If you are not already proficient at CGI, and aren't having someone else do the animation that is proficient at CGI, then a model will always be better. Always. My opinion. CGI can be very effective if you know what you are doing. There are far more people who think they know what they are doing than actually do, however. To me, dodgy CG work is worse than dodgy model work.

A word of advice on models: Don't try to hang them from a string. Its very difficult to get them stable enough, as they tend to wobble a lot, which ruins the effect. The best technique is to attach a solid stick of some sort, colored so as to be easily removed, which gives you direct control over the model
s position.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 4:35pm

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Toruk Macto

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yeah im not too good at cgi (yet) so i am making a model out of scrap plastic stuff - good idea wv the stick, i was thinking of sewing together a green glove frown - but i think a stick painted green is best. thx for advice
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 7:34pm

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A green glove would work quite well also, provided you are able to hold the model so that your hand isn't obscuring any of it. The stick allows you to get your hand a little further away, to make sure it never gets in front of the model.
Posted: Wed, 3rd Mar 2010, 7:42pm

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Toruk Macto

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yeah you're right
kind of long to make models out of lint roller tubes and blistex caps and lego stuff - but wouldn't have it any other way!!! want it to be completely original
thx a lot for your advice again