Let's make some alternate universe scenes!!

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction Stories--Classic JC Board (Reply-Only)' started by TheLastApocalypse, Feb 23, 1999.

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  1. klingklang Force Ghost

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    I'm scared of Jon Hunter, the Texan.
  2. Croaten Jedi Knight

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    Who is this guy? What was or is he in?
  3. Obi-Ewan Force Ghost

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    He's in The Virgin Suicides, which is directed by Sofia Coppola, which makes me think his casting is more than a coincidence.
  4. Leiaosolo Jedi Knight

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    Are you kidding?? I'm from Texas and I know we don't talk that way! We can also spell much better. Ha Ha, pretty funny, though!
  5. Son of the Suns Administrator Emeritus

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    It's official now, so I'm happy.
  6. epic Ex Mod / RSA

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    Me too. Nice casting, I think.
  7. Tainea Jinn-Skywalker Jedi Knight

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    YES it is him!! http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2000/19/news4b.html http://www.starwars.com/episode-ii/news/2000/19/news4b.html

    In my opinion Lucas did it again and cast the perfect one for Anni!
    I am happy with his decision!
  8. Sha V'n Yak Jedi Knight

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    OK, here goes. This is a scene which is still VERY much in the development stage. As this my first real attempt at a land-based scene, I'm certain I'm making several mistakes. If anyone has any tips, I surely would appreciate you letting me know what they are.

    BTW, the building is MAXER's Mos Eisley Building 5 and the trees were downloaded from 3D Cafe. The yellow boxes are from Robot Farm and the oil tanks and crates were taken from Dr. Jones' Frigate and Capital Ship Hangar.

    http://www.blackpanthers.net/StarWars/Ladder/img/land_07.jpg

    [This message has been edited by Sha V'n Yak (edited 05-31-2000).]
  9. Sha V'n Yak Jedi Knight

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    Just a little more info. I'm using MAX 3.1 and am using only one light in the scene.

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  10. BenKanobe Jedi Master

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    How did you make your sky?
  11. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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    Have a look on the Galaxy Project page.
    T http://galaxy.coruscant-sp.com/
    here is a good tutoral by Maxer to creat exterior lighting. I think it is a very good way to creat skylight
  12. Sha V'n Yak Jedi Knight

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    For the sky I simply set the background color to a dark blue. Actually quite dark as the fog lightens it a bit.

    Thanks, Dr. Jones, for the URL. Excellent tut, indeed. The link on the site is wrong so I combined the link URL with the GP URL. Worked nicely. If the GP is dead, the two tuts there maybe should appear on SCI-FI 3D. Just a thought.

    [This message has been edited by Sha V'n Yak (edited 06-01-2000).]
  13. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Well, first of all, it's not too bad for just one light. Now the bad. You mentioned alot of stuff. I don't see anything but the buildings and the little crates. Second I don't understand your goal here? What is it?
    I don't think there are trees anywhere on Tatooine. Funny thing too, but I don't think I ever saw any in any film. I assume you are trying to make a Tatooine scene? I suggest looking at a Marlin Studios cd too. Some people like Maxer and Topa seem to make excellent ground textures and other ones on their own, but Marlin Studios has some excellent ones for ground cover. Use the gradient feature too for your sky. YOu should have it blend to white as it goes to the horizon.

    I couldn't get that link to work, but I've seen it. Maxer also had it on his old site too. But he's redoing his site right now....
    AGAIN. We've talked about a tutorial section but so far it has not come to fruition. I would include these at least if I could get access to them. I personally don't want a big tutor section. These are just for MAX, etc. What about other apps? I would rather make a tutorial links section. And just put in parentheses which 3D apps are supported.
    Some of these have concepts that are cross-platform too. They apply to all apps.
  14. Sha V'n Yak Jedi Knight

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    Well, it started out to be a Tatooine scene until I saw The Hunt trailer. I instantly wanted to start adding a whole bunch of trees and grass and stuff. I may go that route (of a forest-type scene) but will probably have to scrap the idea of using the Mos Eisley buildings and such.

    The original idea called for a Rebel camp, of sorts, out in the desert. The scene sort of grew away from that quickly.

    Ground texture; yeah. I hadn't gotten around to dealing with that yet. I am using noise right now for Diffuse and Bump.

    Thanks for the tips, though, zoo. They are much appreciated.

    BTW, the working URLs for the tutorials on GP are: http://galaxy.coruscant-sp.com/tutorials/skylight/skylight.htm http://galaxy.coruscant-sp.com/tutorials/skylight/skylight.htm
    and http://galaxy.coruscant-sp.com/tutorials/depth/depth.htm http://galaxy.coruscant-sp.com/tutorials/depth/depth.htm

    Oh yeah, sorry about mentioning a tut setion. Didn't mean to touch a sore spot...
  15. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Thanks. I went ahead and made a tutorial directory, backed them up, and fixed the html for our site. I guess we could starte a tutorial section one day, but to make it managable we'll just limit it to scifi specific effects, tips, etc.

    Remember, Marco used Vue d'Esprit. You're in for a tuff time trying to duplicate that by hand. IT won't directly import, but Terragen scenes can be composited and it's FREE...
    One of my favorite words. http://www.planetside.co.uk/ http://www.planetside.co.uk/
  16. BenKanobe Jedi Master

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    how would you composite the scenes?

    And, btw, thanks for suggesting that zoo. It's a great program.

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  17. George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum

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    Now that's not an easy question. How do you composite? Plus I have not done alot of it myself. There's diff kinds too. There's simply background compositing. You have to carefully place objects, lighting, and shadows to pull this off. Especially if the 3D scene is going to interact with the background. On this same note, you could have another level of compositing where you deal with layers. Say a godzilla guy walking in between 2 buildings, in front of one, behind another. Then you have blue/greenscreen compositing. There's probably a couple more too.

    So you could make a book on this. After FX is a big-time compositing solution. But you can do this in MAX and LW, etc. too.
  18. Sha V'n Yak Jedi Knight

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    Thanks, zoo. I did give Terragen a try a few weeks ago. It was great but I didn't have the time to really sit down and learn all of its details. Maybe one day I will. For now I'm going to stick to using the displacement map and keeping the scene in the desert. I made a lot of headway last night on the train. It's looking pretty cool for being so amatuer (if I do say so myself).
  19. Dr. Jones Jedi Master

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    Sorry I've been there yesterday so I was able to check the forum. But I've seen Zoo talked about Marco using Vue d' Esprit, and the reason why I was there is because I've been visiting a friend who just bought Vue D'esprit 3.00
    I tried it just a little but enough to say it is really the best tool I've ever seen to creat environment. Forget Bryce, this one is really better.
  20. howlrunner22 Moderator Emeritus

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    This thread is being saved for the Snowboard move.....
  21. Jedi Kylenn Jedi Master

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