Jedi Temple Hangar - WIP Scene from "The Premonition"

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  1. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    Hello,

    As you may already know, I am the Director and Visual Effects Supervisor of the FanFilm "The Premonition", and I would like to hear some comments about the latest scene I've been working on.

    Jedi Temple Hangar Sequence - Quicktime video, 8 seconds.

    The sequence is composed of several layers which have been composited together:

    - Jedi Temple Hangar (model by Jakub "Q'ba" Piasecki)
    - Coruscant Surface (model by me)
    - Traffic and fighters (models from Scifi3D, animation by me)
    - Corellian Shuttle (model by Marc Anthony, optimized by me, still untextured) :(

    We would really like to hear some comments from you all. Any criticism or suggestions?

    Kind Regards,

    Juan
  2. the_dig Jedi Knight

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    Please say how large (mb) the movie is because my internet connection is not the fastest (and I am already waiting over 15 minutes and I have no idea if it is still loading...)

    That´s for all other guys, who send other files than pics, too... Thanks :D
  3. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    The file is 6 mb. That would be about 5 minutes with DSL but if you have a slower connection, I'm afraid it can take a bit longer.

    Juan
  4. Crunchy Jedi Master

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    6mb for that little short? man, you need to run these things through a cleaner or something...
  5. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    Mmmm... can you reccommend me a good video compressor that I can use with After Effects?
  6. diabloblanco17 Jedi Knight

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    Please, think about the poor saps with dial-up (like me) when you make these files. Either find a reasonable balance between quality and filesize, or make two versions: a higher quality for people with better connections, and a lower quality for people with dial-up. 6 MB for 8 seconds of video is far too big.
  7. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    OK, I replaced the file with another, more compressed one, and the quality is still quite good. The file is now 940 Kb.

    Juan
  8. bobabert Jedi Knight

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    hey good
    I'm looking for starwars sounds can you give me yours ...please :)
  9. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    you know my email, don't you? E-mail me and I'll help you.

    Juan
  10. bobabert Jedi Knight

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    yes kkkooool mannn thanks :) :)
  11. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    I wouldn't know what to say. It's a good test as far as motion goes, sound efx, etc. But you can't really see much else. Why don't you include a couple of high-rez renders and one reference.
  12. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    I forgot to say it's an original model of our design... not based on the Episode-II Deleted Scenes hangar. It's more a test on the whole "putting all the elements together" task.

    Three close-up images included.

    Juan
  13. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Oh. I can see the Council columns. Good to include some of the same features so you know where this hangar belongs, altho you say it's original. I like the design on the walls. The textures are pretty simple... but in the shot and at that camera distance it looks ok. Altho that part could be alot better. How about one nice render like the first one but with all the elements composited together. Nice modelling, kool details... kool shot all around. What compositing method are you using??
  14. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    The textures are pretty simple...

    Yes, that may give us some trouble with some of the close-ups we'll be needing.

    Unfortunately this takes a LONG time to render, even in my 2,4 GhZ computer... so we're doing only the necessary renders.

    For compositing, I've found the best way is render the elements separately and composite them all using Adobe After Effects. This way you can have quite a lot of control on each layer and modify anything faster than what it would take on MAX.
  15. Ravenwood Jedi Padawan

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    Just curious... How do you actually get to see your page? I get redirected to an advertisement telling me to start surfing now.
    http://www.startsurfingplus.com/index.asp?id=6
  16. the_dig Jedi Knight

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    Hey I am not the only one who should start surfing :D ?[face_plain]
  17. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    The server which hosts my web is getting worse and worse... they have a no-ads policy and now this. Well, to access to the pages, try copying and pasting the links:

    http://www.thepremonition.tk or http://premonition.isgreat.tv/ - The Website
    http://premonition.isgreat.tv/hangar.htm - The page with this video

    And if this still doesn't work, try putting an " ? " after the web adress.

    That works for me, let's hope it also does for you.

    Juan
  18. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    There's now another server hosting our website for anyone who couldn't see it.

    The website

    The hangar scene

    Thanks for your patience.

    Juan

  19. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Just in case some people missed it. Maybe there's an update.
  20. OBI-JUAN2002 Jedi Knight

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    We'll be posting a new WIP scene in a few minutes.
  21. PapaFett Jedi Knight

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    Sounds great, can't wait!!!

    edit> oh I see you started a new thread...
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