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Discussion in 'Scifi 3D Forum' started by fireresq7, Jul 22, 2004.

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  1. fireresq7

    fireresq7 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey maybe I'm a little late here but have any of you guys seen this:
    [link=http://www.archavenstudios.com/Posts/R2_Anim_627_2.wmv] Clickie [/link]

    This is the disscussion board it's from
    [link=http://www.scifi-meshes.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=13350]clickie[/link]

    I am so amazed by this guys work ...



    ~Rory
     
  2. Jedi2016

    Jedi2016 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nothing particularly special about the model.. anyone with the patience and proper references can create one just as good. That one also has a few accuracy issues, regardless of how "good" it looks.
     
  3. Darth_Steven

    Darth_Steven Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I was at this forum this morning and I think that this is one of the best R2 units out there. The animation is nice but it doesn't show off the effort and work put into the model.

    His dirt maps and textures are excellently painted. This model may not be 100% accurate but it's a pretty close second to ILM's.

    Later
    Steve
     
  4. fireresq7

    fireresq7 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    well i guess us inexperienced guys are easliy impressed!
     
  5. Rebel Scumb

    Rebel Scumb Jedi Knight star 6

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    Yeah I'll ditto that "wow". The movement was done very well.
     
  6. fireresq7

    fireresq7 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The funny thing is if you read the thread he explains that he didn't even put alot of attention on the animation. It was mostly a texture test. He was nit picking the whole animation! And I 'm thinking "wow I don't see any of these flaws he's mentioning"

    I guess only the creators notice all their imperfections!!!

    ~Rory
     
  7. Rebel Scumb

    Rebel Scumb Jedi Knight star 6

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    is it hard to do that whole zoom thing? It adds such a believeability to it to have all the camera movements that a real camera would have.
     
  8. Mushiman

    Mushiman Jedi Youngling star 3

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    [link=http://www.dangerousderk.com/wilb.html]here[/link] is my video with R2-D2 in it. It was difficult to get the actress to talk to nothing, but i think she did a good job. :)
     
  9. fireresq7

    fireresq7 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hey Mushiman ..good work! The part where R2 leaves and the camera moves...was that real camera movement or digital movement?

    ~Rory
     
  10. Cryptite_

    Cryptite_ Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Rebel Scumb: I would agree with you in a way. It has been my experience in the past that CG Camera movement can either go very well or very badly. Often, all it takes is the wrong setting of keyframes to kill it. However, all it usually takes is a bit of time and refining, plus knowing a few tricks of the trade..
     
  11. Dr. Jones

    Dr. Jones Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The texture work is really excellent. But the wireframe shows a very impressive meh, very high poly for what it is I think.
     
  12. George Mezori SCIFI 3D

    George Mezori SCIFI 3D Scifi 3D Forum star 4 VIP

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    Mike has spent probably 100's of hours making that R2 unit. He has access to ex-ILM staff and private references. So I think it's probably on the level or above ILM's own CGI version. It's like a 50MB model.. check the wires... very detailed. I think he knows what he's doing.
     
  13. fireresq7

    fireresq7 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Still.....it's impressive to a CG R2 that doesn't even look CG. In AOTC you can tell when he's CG (Atleast I think so)!This is much better!

    ~Rory
     
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