April 11, 2003 at 7:00 pm #499
FirelanceParticipantApril 11, 2003 at 7:01 pm #501
RevMenParticipantApril 11, 2003 at 7:06 pm #503
WindforceParticipantApril 11, 2003 at 11:31 pm #519
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…April 12, 2003 at 2:17 pm #550
kingdomwindsParticipantApril 12, 2003 at 6:42 pm #557
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)
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.
CometgreenApril 13, 2003 at 3:59 am #578April 13, 2003 at 4:17 am #579
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