Force Shield - FX Test

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by BrentK7, Jun 14, 2002.

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  1. BrentK7 Jedi Master

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    Chevalier-mal-Fet: That also seems to be what Yoda did in AOTC with Duku's(sp?) lightning
  2. Neszis Jedi Master

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    "moving images", Daft? Is that also known as a video, film, or movie, or is that a British thing? :D

    Maybe I'm just ignorant.

    ~Neszis~
  3. Carl_el_cee Jedi Knight

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    Chevalier-mal-Fet, we could do exactly that. And that is precisely what I said in another post when I first brought up the idea of a Force Shield. But as we are talking special FX here and not storyline based(for experimentatio only, that means) we are trying to experiment with "visual" evidence of the usage of this power.

    Carl
  4. Chevalier-mal-Fet Jedi Knight

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    Looks nice enough as an effect then. :p

    A good example to look at might be the battle droids' shields in Ep. I, if I remember correctly... The blaster bolts hit the shields and produce an ubercool ripple effect. Something like a coloured ripple a few inches away from the Jedi might be more impressive than the solid wall you have now, like other people have mentioned.

    While you're working on this (and this could probably go into the ideas thread for the other guy) what would be really neat is seeing a lightsaber hit one of these things... :p
  5. Carl_el_cee Jedi Knight

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    Chevalier, that "other guy" is the same guy that started this thread. Yeah by the look of its, a saber hitting one of these babies would look like what Maul does in ep1 when QG is stuck behind the magnetic field.

    In AE you can change the strength of a ripple over time but does anyone now how you could actually animate the ripple? And I'm talking non-production bundle, of course.

    Carl
  6. Chevalier-mal-Fet Jedi Knight

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    That'll teach me to pay attention to who starts topics. I feel stupid now. :p

    Clever sig, btw.
  7. Carl_el_cee Jedi Knight

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  8. funkedelic_bob Jedi Knight

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    Yeah I think a cool ripple effect would be great! But... does anyone know how?
  9. Chevalier-mal-Fet Jedi Knight

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    Rotoscoping and playing with adobe's ripple filter a bit. I think KPT has a nice one as well.
  10. althegreat Jedi Knight

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    ok- so basically- if you're gonna have AE, you need Premier also, but you can use Premier to do the same things as AE, just not as well or proffesionally?
  11. Carl_el_cee Jedi Knight

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    You don't need Premiere if your going to get AE. They are complementary. The guys at Adobe were nice enough to not make you have to buy all their software so the whole process runs smoothly. AE is like a photoshop for video, nuff said and you cannot do hardly anything that AE does in Premiere. Adobe Premiere is for scene syncing, editing lengths and cuts and for positioning basic to advanced audio tracks. After Effects are just that, Post Production effects to be added to the whole film eventually.

    Carl
  12. Pythony-TJM Jedi Knight

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    I think the shield should stay in one place. For instance like in Star Trek in the brig. They touch it, it ripples but it doesn't move?


    -Py
  13. Carl_el_cee Jedi Knight

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    Ssss... st.. Star Trek? *shivers*
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