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Old February 5th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #301
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Cool ..... please do ...... looking forward to seen them
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Old February 5th, 2011, 05:06 PM   #302
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I've never tried my hand at a tutorial before....let me see what I can come up with. Does anyone have anything Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator related they'd like to see a tutorial for?
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Old February 5th, 2011, 07:07 PM   #304
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Hello everyone, My name Is Bob Garcia.

Im currently just starting to learn 3D animation, and after a google search on the subject, I landed myself here. Hoping to become as good as I can using the program Poser.

Over the last year I've been working on a fan edit of Star Wars Episode 3. Adding elements from the original trilogy hoping to make the Prequels tie into the Original Trilogy more. This is really just a hobby of mine.

I was hoping to try my hand at 3D animation and attempt to add those 3D images to my fan edit. So I'm here to learn as much as I can.

I will be brousing across the forums over the next few days like a sponge I'm pretty sure, because once something sparks my interest I quickly become obsessed with learning as much about that subject as I can. I first wanted to make sure to properly introduce myself.

If anyone is interested in my side project I have youtube page dedicated to it, and also a forum post at Originaltrilogy.com I'll try to post a like to a youtube of the opening of the film. If thats not allowed tho, I will quickly take it down.

Thanks for your time.

Bob Garcia

The first few min of my Little project


A link to the forum, where you can learn alittle more about what I'm doing
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/top...e/topic/11343/


Interesting project. I like the film (mostly) but there are a few things I would change if I had the skills and wouldn't get bored and leave it 15 minutes after starting. (I know I would) I'll have to see your cut when it's done to make a final judgment but it's definitely interesting.


BTW, while you're at it, could you make it so that Obi-Wan and Anakin's lightsabers have D-rings instead of covertech clips? That really got on my nerves.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 03:10 AM   #305
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I've never tried my hand at a tutorial before....let me see what I can come up with. Does anyone have anything Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator related they'd like to see a tutorial for?
Whatever you can share with us is good. but if anyone has any suggestions now the time.

One of the things that I am no good at is texturing for my models.

For example I am building the Classic Enterprise for a tutorial in lightwave aimed at beginners. but I don´t know enough to
create one in photoshop nor Gimp too share with the tutorial.

Here is an example of an image of what I am taking about .

"this is not mine, but I got it from a trek site"
http://meshula.net/daystrom/1701/1701_1.html

how would you do this.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #306
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It great to see you here Drell-7. I am only staff member, the credit goes to Warrior and other staff members past and present.

I would ask now I hope you will post your Scifi art here (old and new). love to see them here.

esp your Trek and Space Odyssey work.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 03:18 AM   #307
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BTW, while you're at it, could you make it so that Obi-Wan and Anakin's lightsabers have D-rings instead of covertech clips? That really got on my nerves.
A what and a What

could you explain that to those less informed ie ME
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:11 AM   #308
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could you explain that to those less informed ie ME
Sure, no problem. A D-ring is a standard ring usually in the shape of a "D." They're pretty standard for parachutes, ruck sacks, backpacks, trunks, all kinds of things. They've been around for a long time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-ring

Covertec clips are fairly new. They consist of a round knob and a belt clip holder. They're used for things like cell phones and lightsabers.

Now, in the original trilogy, Luke, Obi-Wan and Darth Vader all had D-rings on their lightsabers and clips on their belts on which they could hang their lightsaber hilts. This was true for Obi-Wan's, Anakin's, Darth Vader's and Luke's ligtsabers.

Fast forward to the prequel trilogy. Every lightsaber, including Obi-Wan and Anakin's episode 3 lightsabers, (which are supposed to be the same as the episode 4 lightsabers) had a Covertec knob attached to them and hung on the belt using a belt adapter. For episodes 1 & 2, this is not a problem. Neither Obi-Wan nor Anakin were carrying the hilts like seen in episode 4 in those movies. However, in episode 3, they were. So, that presents a continuity problem. There are two possible explanations:

1. George Lucas has a low opinion of his fans and just hopes nobody would notice (we did.)

2. Obi-Wan was extremely bored on Tatooine and decided to replace what had been standard lightsaber belt attachments with D-rings.

Explanation 2 seems very unlikely, which leaves us with explanation 1.

Here's a link to the parts on Parks Sabers:

D-Rings and Covertec clips: http://www.saberkit.com/belt_clips.html

Belt kit: http://www.saberkit.com/beltkit.html

Edit: here's a link to the Parks Sabers main page: http://www.parksabers.com/ The Graflex/MPP 'sabers are accurate recreations of the original Star Wars (episode 4) hilts, including the D-ring attachments. Many of their Phase 'sabers are based on the newer trilogy and feature the Covertec clips.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:21 AM   #309
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Oh right I see what you mean .. I noticed that.

Thanks
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #310
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No problem. One of these days, I'm going to order a Parks saber. It is my destiny.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 08:38 AM   #311
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I would not mind one of them myself
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Old February 6th, 2011, 09:30 AM   #312
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I've been going to their site and drooling since the late '90s. I don't know why I didn't buy one back then when money was less of an issue. Of course, back then they offered mostly 'sabers with permanently attached blades and ones that didn't work. It's nice now that the blades are all removable, even on the working 'sabers, and that you can change the blades to whatever color you want. (back it he '90s, I think they had 3 or 4 colors and not all hilts had every color available) They have some new ones since the last time I was there, which makes me want one even more.
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Old February 6th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #313
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cool , one day I´ll get one
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Old February 7th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #314
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HU for all the Star War followers ... WERTS gallery over at sharecg.com has several of the character morphs!

http://www.sharecg.com/pf/full_uploa...ser_name=WERTS

LANDO CALRISSIAN - Billy Dee Williams
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Site is rather busy right now but is normally up and running fine.
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Old February 7th, 2011, 08:20 PM   #315
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No problem. One of these days, I'm going to order a Parks saber. It is my destiny.
Soon as I visited that page I walked up to the wife and showed her on my Iphone. She immediately said "No". Then later that night I caught her at the computer looking at the Parks Saber website. Looks like it might be a good birthday this year
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HU for all the Star War followers ... WERTS gallery over at sharecg.com has several of the character morphs!

http://www.sharecg.com/pf/full_uploa...ser_name=WERTS

LANDO CALRISSIAN - Billy Dee Williams
Luke Skywalker ...
and more.

Site is rather busy right now but is normally up and running fine.
That's a sweet site. Too bad I don't use Poser or I'd be there getting some head morphs.

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Soon as I visited that page I walked up to the wife and showed her on my Iphone. She immediately said "No". Then later that night I caught her at the computer looking at the Parks Saber website. Looks like it might be a good birthday this year
Check out this one: http://www.advanced-light.com/

They're a little pricier than Parks Sabers but you get all custom work and the style is amazing.

Edit: I see some on his E-Bay store that are more reasonably priced and have lights and blades. He has a few on there with a Buy it Now price of $250. That's only a little more expensive than the cheapest light-up 'saber at Parks Sabers ($225) and it's all custom coolness.
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From the screen shots on the Advanced light website, the Saber blades brightness dont look as even tho. Seems like those are that style that are bright at the base, and dimmer as it extends out. Maybe just be a few bad pics of them tho.
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That's a sweet site. Too bad I don't use Poser or I'd be there getting some head morphs.



Check out this one: http://www.advanced-light.com/

They're a little pricier than Parks Sabers but you get all custom work and the style is amazing.

Edit: I see some on his E-Bay store that are more reasonably priced and have lights and blades. He has a few on there with a Buy it Now price of $250. That's only a little more expensive than the cheapest light-up 'saber at Parks Sabers ($225) and it's all custom coolness.
Forgot to check this link out.. the lightsabre handle designs are cool and varied .
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From the screen shots on the Advanced light website, the Saber blades brightness dont look as even tho. Seems like those are that style that are bright at the base, and dimmer as it extends out. Maybe just be a few bad pics of them tho.
Yeah, I noticed that. Also, I'm wondering if they really have that much glow cast-off or if someone has "enhanced" those images on the computer. Something about them feels fake to me. However, they're still cool, IMO. But I still think I'd rather have a Parks Saber. I heard of them first and they have some accurate recreation sabers, not just custom stuff.
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Chris if you ever get one.lets see it.

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Dude, if I ever get one, you'll know. I'll have a blog entry about it, forum posts, I'll let everyone I can get ahold of know about it (whether or not they care. )
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"lol" I bet . I know I would
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Welcome aboard mate...

look forward to seen some of your art posted
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Welcome. Any friend of Ger's (Taranis') has got to be OK.
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Kinda, ??

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Oh great another mate to give me a hard time with jokes and set ups ...

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