First Rotoscope Clip

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by JTB4, Jul 19, 2002.

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  1. JTB4 Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 19, 2002
    Just because everyone seems to be posting their first clips, I'll display mine. I'd appreciate any feed back. (On the rotoscoping, I know that I can't swing the thing, and that the toy I was using is too short and fat)

    I apologize for the bandwidth problems I'm sure to have. Maybe a few of you will get a look. I should compress the file more. (8 meg, 8 seconds)

    Tripod Link EDIT: -- You'll have to right click and choose "Save Target As"

    By the way, I've been lurking for a while, this is my first post, in case any of you are wondering who I am.

    JTB4
  2. _Vengeance_ Jedi Master

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    Jul 1, 2002
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    8 megs = 8 seconds??? What are you using as a CODEC? What prog are you using? If i had cable i'd take a lookie but i dont.... :(






    OH YEAH! I'm first!!!!!
  3. Fremen Jedi Knight

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    Sep 10, 2001
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    Go back to the SWG forums. :p

    ;)
    Kyle
  4. JTB4 Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 19, 2002
    Yeah, it's a good quality Sorenson 3, no audio compression, 320x240, 30fps (well, 29.97) I apologize for the size issue. I'll make a smaller version when I get a chance.

    JTB

    EDIT: What Fremen?
  5. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Feb 18, 2001
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    I can't get the link to work, right clicking or otherwise. :(
  6. Fremen Jedi Knight

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    It was directed at Vengeance. If you go over to the Star Wars Glaxies' forums, they are obsessed with the first posts. And I thought seeing as he is a new poster, he might have come from those boards as well, or at least been to them.

    ;)
    Kyle
  7. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 27, 2001
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    I got it to work. It looks really good, the blade is a little short and I'm not sure if that's blue or purple but it looks pretty good.
  8. KaaShamau Jedi Master

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    Aug 15, 2000
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    That's actually very good, nice ending too :D Which method did you use?
  9. JTB4 Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 19, 2002
    Thanks guys,
    The blade was intended to be blue, the color balance could use a little work I suppose, and the background isn't quite ideal for a saber, so we lose some color accuracy there too.

    The glow was applied using a variation on ryan_w's method, with another glow layer to give it a little more definition on that background (and add instead of screen mode) Well, I did the cores in Commotion Pro, then rendered out just the mask, then added the glow (Varying gaussian blurs/color balance) and composited it in after effects. The entire thing took about 3 hours.

    Daft: Neither can I at the moment, actually. Tripod is quite a pain but I haven't had much luck with IIS on my home PC, so I'll have to put up with it (Hey, you get what you pay for) :)

    JTB
  10. _Vengeance_ Jedi Master

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    uh, fremen, i only really use this part of the forum, and never even been in the SWG forums, anyways...

    d/ling movie........
  11. NXTB Jedi Knight

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    May 17, 2002
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    Very nice! One of the better first clips I've seen. (No offense to the others) I use a rotoscoping method very similar to that, and I'm happy with the results. I too like the ending.

    NXTB
  12. CenMakira Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 14, 2002
    can't d/l vid =\ hrmm....
  13. Fremen Jedi Knight

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    Sep 10, 2001
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    It was a hunch. No offence intended.

    ;)
    Kyle
  14. JTB4 Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 19, 2002
    It's just tripod's dang bandwidth limitations. I can't really do anything about it. (With the video at that size, one person can view it per hour - should be coming back online soon though :)) Oh well, it's nothing too spectacular anyway, I'll look for other hosting options for future clips.

    Thanks for your interest,
    JTB

    EDIT: Yeah, try it now, will work for a few people.
  15. CenMakira Jedi Padawan

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    Jul 14, 2002
    You did a good job.. The rotoscoping is good... howmany FPS? oh well later
  16. QbnJedi Jedi Master

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    May 19, 2002
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    i liked it...execpt the blade is 2 short...it flowed nicely with the sound...
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