Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 9:02am
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|Testing the "Wings" plugin as well as the sword (throwing dagger) and a few of the fire plugin effects. I just wanted to get a feel of how easy or difficult these effects are to impliment and how I should set up my camera shots before I started "filming" the real thing...|Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 9:08am
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that looks great. you have worked on the plugins very nice. it looks like they are atached to the actor.! great work there. commin any full movie?!
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 10:17am
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Very nice indeed! The shadows looked fantastic: did u do those frame-by-frame in Photoshop?
Looking for more cool stuff from you, dude!
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 10:54am
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Good work. The wings were great, but I also really liked the sword. It looked real when you were holding it. Well done
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 11:41am
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yeah, 1st plugin i've seen used by someone.
Cool very well done.
the shadow's were cool
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 12:57pm
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that was great! I really liked it. I caught the wings shadow too! Very impressed with the ignition of the sword.
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 4:18pm
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Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 4:26pm
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Thanks for the feedback…
I have an idea for a short movie but it’s difficult to get “actors” (family and friends) together at the same time to work on it. If I can get everyone together for one day then I can do a short 10 minute version of the film…not the full movie but better than nothing.
I’m not sure if there is an easier way for masking the wings (if there is I’d appreciate the help) but I added the wings to my clip using AlamDV and then using Premiere I created two filmstrip files – one of the original clip and the second with the wings. Then in Photoshop I went frame by frame in the original clip and created a mask around the shoulders, chest, and arms and then copied that layer into the wings filmstrip – covering the body where the wings shouldn’t be seen… simple but very time consuming!
For the shadow I just created a copy of the “Wings” plugin, changed the wings to black, and then added the black wings (with a slight transparency) to the scene in AlamDV at the same time I did the original wings.
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 6:12pm
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Absolutely good use of the plugin!!! Man, keep up the good work.
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 8:14pm
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You can use the masks in ALAMDV to mask out your body. You still have to go frame by frame but they work very well! Again, the clip was awesome!
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 9:58pm
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Wow... Very impressive little test.... That did look good.... very good...
Posted: Wed, 16th Oct 2002, 10:18pm
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very nice masking. great with the shadow, easily the best effect in that
there was somthing odd and unsettling about it though, not quite sure what....
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 12:01am
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wow! just wow! that was so awesome. I must have watched that, like 20 times. that was just too cool. keep up the good work, dude.
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 4:08pm
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Well what can I say, superb. Wonderful implementation of the shadow, good matching fo the wings to the body. The sword does drift slightly a couple of times but really, it's difficult to match the movement of CG objects to an actor and you have done a fabulous job here. It's also nice to see something other then the standard plugins used in a movie. I know that AlamDV does light swords well but, well personally I'm a little bored with StarWars recreations. I'm sure I'll get harranged for sayin that but it's just my opinion. Half the trick of making a good moive is an original idea or approach. You seem to have got both here. Great stuff. I look forward to seeing the 10 min version if you can finally get all the actors on set. Keep up the great work
Posted: Thu, 17th Oct 2002, 4:26pm
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I thought the wings would be a stupid plug-in that noone would use (don't take it wrong b4uask30male, you did a goog job) I just thought it would be to hard to use.
but you have proved me wrong!
the wings also look alot better in use (in your test) then they do in the plug-in section!
in short very nice plug-in very nice use of it end of story
Posted: Fri, 18th Oct 2002, 11:18am
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hot dangle doo!
thats cool man.
I really wanna seee more!
Posted: Sun, 20th Oct 2002, 5:10pm
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is there any chance it might be made into an mpg or quicktime file? I have a mac I can't see it
becuase i have a mac.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Oct 2002, 3:17pm
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Posted: Sun, 3rd Nov 2002, 11:18pm
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7 five stars and 14 fricken four stars?!
No offense to the creator, but this is the best example of why we need two movie sections. This is a great test, but compared to the other FILMS on the top ten, it seems out of place. How are you supposed to give a test a good rating without knocking off a good movie. For those of you giving this movie five our four stars, your saying it's just as good as, say, Legacy Of The Spellmaster, or the Alamdv trailer.
Posted: Sun, 3rd Nov 2002, 11:22pm
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crap! I meant to give this a three, but I wasn't paying attention. Just pretend that two is a three.
Posted: Mon, 4th Nov 2002, 1:21am
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I agree with you...I don't think any test clip, even my own, belongs in the Top Ten and rated higher than a movie... this has been discussed so many times...
I'd like to see a separation between clips and movies not just for the rating system but because I think it would encourage more users to create quality movies instead of just clips...http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/community/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5062
P.S. Thanks, for the big 2 ...
Posted: Mon, 4th Nov 2002, 11:24pm
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Posted: Tue, 5th Nov 2002, 9:29pm
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very nice i like it.. still amazes me how i never saw this site before
nice movement 4 stars
Posted: Mon, 11th Nov 2002, 2:30pm
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I have to disagree entirely with those saying the ratings are wrong for this movie, clip whatever you want to call it. A movie should be rated on just how good it is in it's context, it matters not if it is 5 seconds or fifty minutes long. I rated this movie highly because it is very very well done, original in it's ideas and use of plugins. Sure there are plenty of longer movies out there that have lots of light swords and glowing balls of light, a few explosions n stuff. But the attention to detail often isn't there. There are some great longer movies out there too and I will also have rated them highly but that should not mean that a shorter movie with great attention to detail should be shoved off into some other category. Not everyone has the time to spend creating longer movies. I see no reason why they should be segregated just because they might displace a favourite movie from the top ten. Remember, not everyone likes the same type of movie.
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 5:57pm
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i just wanted to know how did u get the wing behind you in ur wing test movie.
iv been trying to work it out for ages
if u have time plz let me know
my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Fri, 29th Nov 2002, 8:52pm
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I think you have to use masks within AlamDV2, dude
A painful but rewarding - as you can see from Zuko's awesome work - process.
Posted: Fri, 24th Jan 2003, 6:59am
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i liked your test
short and good
i have question
the effect of the sword falling is made with photoshop?
Posted: Sun, 26th Jan 2003, 12:49am
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Very well done. Nice use of the Wings plugin.
Posted: Sun, 16th Feb 2003, 2:27pm
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All effects were done with AlamDV - Photoshop was only used for masking the shoulders to put the wings "behind" me.
Posted: Tue, 3rd Jun 2003, 6:22pm
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I have never seen the angel wings look so good.
The flaming sword was a nice touch!
Posted: Mon, 28th Jul 2003, 5:56pm
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THe sound fx really made this one stand out. Nice job!
Posted: Mon, 28th Jul 2003, 7:12pm
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looks great, but the sword looks kinda fake to me.
Posted: Fri, 29th Aug 2003, 9:39pm
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WOAH, the effects were added really well, especially the sword considering it's a plugin, and the way u set it on fire was kewl!
This is a kewl little test, ur skill with alamdv is astonishing!
Posted: Thu, 30th Oct 2003, 9:57am
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Very good programme Alam DV, and the producer can do great things. Very good
Posted: Fri, 12th Dec 2003, 1:42pm
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how did u hold the sword plugin? did you use a mask on your hand?
Posted: Wed, 22nd Sep 2004, 5:22pm
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Nice test movie! 4/5