Not a request, but some good ideas for plugins...
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 5:30pm
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I'm not making a request for these, but here are some ideas for plugins that I think would be interesting to see. If any of them have been made, than please dismiss the ideas for them from the list.
1. KITT and KARR from "Knight Rider"- both cars doing various stunts i.e. Ski-Mode and Turbo Boost. Also their dashes and voice boxs lighting up when talking.
2. Flamethrower effects- I know a few fans of "The Thing" who have plans on making a "Thing" fan film. Now, I know they're going to probably use real flame effects on set (hopefully they'll be careful), but I think it would be interesting to see a Flamethrower effect plugin.
3. Any "Farscape" effects plugins- Including any ships like Moya, the Farscape 1 module, and various Peacekeeper transports. Also Pulse Pistol effects (including firing and pulse chamber overload).
4. Snow- I noticed that there was blue and green rain.... Why not snow?
5. The backtracking through the brain sequence in "Fight Club"- Okay, I know that this one would be impossible to do for AlamDV, but you do have to admit it's a cool effect.
6. Various vortexes- You never know when something may happen and cause a vortex to open up and suck you in. Who knows, maybe useful for "Sliders" fan films if there were any.
7. Smoke from a chainsaw- Back in 1987, Sam Raimi directed "Evil Dead II: Dead By Dawn". For the final portion where Ash (played by Bruce Campbell) had to wear a chainsaw on his wrist. For the effect of a real chainsaw, they used a 12 volt motor to spin the blade, and they fed a tube into the chainsaw that would blew out tobacco smoke. Nowadays, with computer effects, smoke can be added in. So, chainsaw smoke would be interesting to see.
8. Explosions- What's an action film without them?
9. Quick decaying- That's right. For someone's scary movie, showing someone quickly decaying.
10. "Jacking in" effects from "The Thirteenth Floor"- Hey, the "jacking in" effects seem rather interesting to me. I'm surprised if they haven't been used in other films.
Of course, there are just some ideas. Hope you enjoyed reading these ideas.
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 5:41pm
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I just uploaded snow and flame thrower!
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 5:42pm
Post 3 of 11
and some sort of vortexes(just uploaded)
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 6:17pm
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Here is one for you expert plugin makers ( and it's not 3D )
Glass cracking, you know, it starts as a line, then goes up branching out...
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 6:33pm
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oooooooo that is a good idea!
wait last I checked you were an expert. why don't you make it? you would do a good job, like all your plugins
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 6:44pm
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Thanks for the nice comments ( i'd give you a rate point for saying that, but others would moan
I don't have the time and i think someone else might do a better job.
I have another request, i will try to do this one myslef, but i'm still learning the smoke things.
What I'm doing is a shot of a go'uld mother ship crashing into earth at a distance, ( behind buildings ) i will use the atomic explosion when it hits the ground then i'll add my dark smoke to rise, but i want to have smoke coming forwards to the camera inbetween houses.
I think all that would be needed for a plugin maker is to change the viewpoint angle to above, thus making it look like smoke is coming to the camera.
any takers ?
Posted: Thu, 24th Oct 2002, 7:10pm
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I would try but I am just learning partical illsion
sounds good though
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 2:25am
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Here's another set of ideas that could be made as plugins.
1. Someone falling- Every possible angle of someone falling as if they've jumped from a high place (like the top of a tall building, or someone sky diving).
2. A Timer- A digital timer that counts down or shows the time for the film in the corner of the screen(let's say you have a character who is running like crazy, because he needs to get somewhere for something and has to race against the clock. The timer would be the clock). Or maybe a digital readout countdown for a bomb or some other device.
3. Lots and lots of birds- Let's say you want to do a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds"... Or maybe you have a film with a lot of birds that are need to be seen flying across the horizon in one scene.
4. Blood coming out of wounds that come from out of nowhere- Remember the scene where Tina (the blonde) from "A Nightmare on Elm Street" gets diced while her boyfriend watches the "cuts happen"? Or how about the film "The Dark Half", where when Thad Beaumont watches George Stark write, and blood begins to ooze from a wound that slowly opens on his forehead? THAT is what I mean.
5. An interesting death of an agent for a "The Matrix" fan film- I think it would cool just to see what would happen to an agent who is "formatted" from the "Matrix" world, watching him break down into pieces until it shows nothing but a wire-frame and then it fading out of existance. Don't you agree?
Again, just ideas.
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 8:15pm
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i think u watch too many movies
Posted: Fri, 25th Oct 2002, 9:33pm
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For those who want to be a good filmmaker knows films from the inside out. That's the first step of being a filmmaker, knowing the films that are already out there, so that you have a good idea on what you want to do, and know of things NOT to do. I can give you a lot of good film directors who knew films before they got into films:
1. John Carpenter
2. Cameron Crowe
3. Quintin Tarrantino
4. Steven Spielberg
Of course, that's just my way of thinking.
Posted: Thu, 31st Oct 2002, 3:43pm
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How about a plugin of slime or ooze seeping through cracs or something?