Attack of the Clone

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    Firelance
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    Cometgreen, that movie of yours really KICKED ASS!!! Only, how did you make those cool effects like the lightning blots and stuff?

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    RevMen
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    I think he used static electricity from socks fresh out of the dryer to make the lightning bolts. At least, that’s how I would do it.

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    Yes, that’s the best way to make electricity/lighting bolt effects

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    Other effects, such as lightsabers and the lightning from the Jedi’s hands and things like that can easily be accomplished in easy programs like AlamDV2, which is $80, or something more expensive and may be a little harder, something like Adobe After Affects which is over $500!!

    It’s your choice. I’d go with AlamDV to accomplish special effects like i stated above, if you’re on a low budget, and After Affects if you have a LOT of money…

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    alamdv is not that great. I saw this starwars lightsaber competition at theforce.net. The after effects and photoshop sabers looked great. But the Alamdv and the axogon ones looked like crap.

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    Ooh, thanks. I thought it did too. ;)

    You have to remember that the only things real in the movie were:

    Obiwan fig (with lightsaber handle)
    Jango fig (with two pistols)
    Sith (with lightsaber handle)
    Jedi Starfighter
    Slave I
    Dooku fig

    Well, that actually turns out to be a lot of real elements, but everything else was digital. The electricity was a standard AE plugin (Advanced Lightning; it comes with AE 5.5). There was a tutorial popping up early this year about how to do lightning with the plugin that looks exactly like the lightning in the real AOTC. I tried it, and though it worked, it really only looked nice in close ups. I figured that the plugin looked nice as it was, and came pretty close to looking like the “real thing”. Using real electricity would be…well, I guess a good learning experience, but I would never really need it again. So I threw that idea out the window.

    A lot of the other effects were done in AE. The lightsabers, the cloning (with the infamous 250 layer composite :)), the titles, even the jumps. My next film should show a useful way of compositing without going overboard. This one was basically a test with digital effects. Considering I had never touched After Effects or 3dsmax before, I think I did pretty well.

    Cometgreen

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    Ferder
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    can I have the link to the movie

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    Cometgreen
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    You mean the url? What for?

    Cometgreen

    #580 Reply
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    Ferder
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    i would like to see it

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    It’s in the film directory under “small movies,” but oh well: http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Comet … es/aotc.rm
    If you have broadband, you can check out the mov file, which is much higher quality (but it’s still about 30mb, so you’d have to be patient): http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Comet … aotc_3.mov

    Any more reviews welcome. I only got a few reviews the first time I posted it.

    Cometgreen

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