Force Shield - FX Test

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  1. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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    Here is my little test of a Force encarnated force field of some kind.

    Made in After Effects.

    On2 Video Codec ~1.04 MB
    Right-Click Save Target As
    forceshield_01.mov
  2. Dezion-Karr Jedi Knight

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  3. althegreat Jedi Knight

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    hat to tell ya man, but it looks pretty tacky.
    i'd try a less square shape, mor like its curving around you sort of... maybe a blue color and less jagged edges.
    just suggestions, i couldn't do that so i commend you on it.
  4. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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    althegreat: yeah I thought about a round shape when I was half way through it, but i added the noise, doesn't that count for anything, hehe. Anyway it was just a test to see if I could track my hand and make it rotate the way it was supposed to.
  5. Ryusui Jedi Knight

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    Wow. Nice. Definately...different.
    Hope you don't take this as criticism so much as positive suggesting (after all, my post skills aren't that good yet so I don't feel I have the right to criticize)...what if you just had the field appear when something came and hit it? For instance, a blaster bolt comes forth and when the Jedi sticks his hand forth, it sprays into a field of energy that sort of ripples out ward. From his hand, it extends and then disappears in the same direction?
    Just my own thought, but great work none the less!
  6. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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    Ryusui: Lets have it despense popcorn too!!!

    No just kidding man

    Thanks for the reply.
  7. cylyk Jedi Padawan

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    I like it a lot!! I have no idea how you did that......
  8. webwiz03 Jedi Knight

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    Care to share with the group on how you did it? ;)
  9. Indigo_Jade Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, I like it too....

    Maybe combining your ideas would look even cooler... have a "semi" shield up there, that turns more opaque when struck?

    Other than that, that is fantastic...

    Indy
  10. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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    Indigo_Jade: thanks man

    webwiz03: My website (link in my signature below) has a basic "how i did it" thingy. Just look under the Finished Projects section on the home screen and click on "Force Shield (fx test)". If you or anyone else has any questions feel free to PM me.
  11. Jedi_Cougar Jedi Master

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    Outstanding.

    Perhaps make the flare morph into the shield. Alas, it still looks awesome.

    Looks like something out of the Minority Report trailers where Cruise throws the images around on the screen with his hands.

    Great job on the effect.
  12. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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  13. grand_admiral_ewok Jedi Master

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    Very cool! Although maybe when it turns to the side it could have a bit of luminosity (dunno if thats the term to use but it should have a bit of an aura about it) so as not to look like a perspex sheet.

    I thought it was cool tho.
  14. HTS_HetH Jedi Knight

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    Cool stuff, as always ;)
  15. Fremen Jedi Knight

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    Ok, sry if someone mentioned this but, I'm to lazy to read all of it. :D Anyway, I think I have a good idea on how to make it look. (I think)

    Ok, the Jedi has a lightsabre and he is blocking blaster bolts, and they are coming in at every direction. But he can't get his lightsabre to the other side in tiem so he put his hand out, to his side, and you see a blaster bolt come in the screen. Then the bolt hits is hand but then a blue or pink purple do whatever colour ya want. But it then the shield becomes visable for a few seconds. And it is in the shape of a oval. Not an EXTREME oval but a slight one, and the disruption goes up towards the top and the bottom and a litte towards the sides. Then after about 2 sec of that. the shield becomes invisable again. and he continues to block with his sabre. Good? Bad? Stupid?


    So basically don't let us see the shield until the bolt hits. that way it looks a little less like an electrical shield and more. "forcy"

    ;)
    Kyle
  16. t-toe Jedi Knight

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    Yo, just checked out your site... I must ask you... how old are you, man? Because in your videos you definately look like you're in your later years of high school (or so), yet you already know how to do all this cool stuff. I couldn't do half the stuff you are doing in these tests, and couldn't model to save my life back when I was in high school (almost 4 years ago).

    Anyway, just curious. ^_^

    --t.toe
  17. Ryusui Jedi Knight

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    Fremen, basically what I said...
    Only said better. :p
  18. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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    t-toe: I am 18, and I just graduated from high school. I basically know all this stuff 'cause I read the books. And I look for tutorials on anything I can find.

    Werd
  19. althegreat Jedi Knight

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    ok, i know this has almost nottin to do with this thread, but what exactly is After Effects?
    for the few test clips ive done ive used the trial of premier and Photoshop 3.0.
    Is AE basically like premier except with rotoscoping and 3D modelling cabability or what?
    not that i really have the cash, but it'd be good to know.
  20. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    After Effects is the chosen one, they can all see it, why can't you :p

    It's great for bluescreening, compositing, lightsabres, opening crawls, animated masks, etc. I use after effects all of the time. It's like Photoshop for moving images. Check out this page for more information.
  21. althegreat Jedi Knight

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    Bring balance it will, for the good, or for the better?

    Does it do the same stuff as Premier though?
    (timelineing,import/export/inserting,rearragning sound and video clips)
  22. Shadow-of-the-sith Jedi Knight

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    WOAH...amazing it looks cool:)
  23. Jedi Chimi Jedi Knight

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    They have an effect like this similar in the show Roswell that one of the aliens uses. Might want to check out an episode or two to see how they do it. Looks good in the show.
  24. DaftMaul Former TFN Fan Films Staff

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    Does it do the same stuff as Premier though?

    Not really. Premiere is basically an editing programme. After Effects is basically an effects/compositing programme. You create your effects/shots in After Effects, and then stick them all together in Premiere. (This is a very broad brush explanation of events BTW)
  25. Chevalier-mal-Fet Jedi Knight

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    Erm. Not to poke a hole in anyones' bubble, but it seems like most people are looking forward to using a force shield to block blaster bolts. Why not just do what Vader did on Cloud City and stop/absorb it with his hand?

    On a side note (depends on whether or not you treat the books as canon), there is a Force specialty mentioned in Michael Stackpole's _I, Jedi_ that allows a Jedi to absorb and use energy. Supposedly that's what Vader used to absorb Han's blaster bolt.
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