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Old February 20th, 2011, 07:31 AM   #61
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gods your rolling them out nice work
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Old February 20th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #62
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Sweet. I was wondering how Reyf's power modifications were going to play into the plot. About how long does it take you to put together a clip of that length?
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Old February 20th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #63
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@evil_genius: it can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the complexity. This scene went fairly quickly because it's two characters just talking, nothing complicated like walking or motion cameras except in a few places. A scene like this that involved walking or more elaborate camera moves, or effects like the warp core pulsing, would tend towards the "couple of days" end. You'll notice the warp core was never actually shown here--I'm trying to "direct around" having to show certain things when I can so as to speed production.
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Old February 20th, 2011, 09:04 PM   #64
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Thanks for that, I was wondering. It makes sense to try to workaround things that will slow down renders.
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Old February 21st, 2011, 12:26 AM   #65
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so when you have your crew walking, you have to create the movements from scratch each time..... there is no kind of walk motion save that can be used time and time again......

(I quickly add I donīt animate either.)
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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:35 AM   #66
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@Taranis: Poser does have walk presets, and I've created a few of my own as well, and it greatly speeds the animation process. I shudder to think, if I had to animate everyone walking top to bottom each time, neither Specter nor Retribution would ever have been made
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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:50 AM   #67
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@Taranis: Poser does have walk presets, and I've created a few of my own as well, and it greatly speeds the animation process. I shudder to think, if I had to animate everyone walking top to bottom each time, neither Specter nor Retribution would ever have been made
THATS something to be thankful for to be sure
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 10:01 PM   #68
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Next one's up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_-4foYcdeg

This is a great example of how different scenes require different production times. This scene is only forty seconds long but it took several days for me to make, largely because I was having to make some updates to the main corridor set and fix the lighting.

Will be interesting now to see what theories begin to fly about the contents of the cargo bay Reyf enters...
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Old February 24th, 2011, 12:15 AM   #69
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Ooh, the plot thickens. It will be interesting to see what's in the bay. I'm not usually one for guessing, so I'll just wait and see.

Interesting side note: I watched that on my 32-inch HDTV. I'm rendering on my main computer, so I'm on the backup that I have hooked up to the TV. That clip looks really cool on the bigger screen.
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Old February 24th, 2011, 01:13 AM   #70
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"oh I hate mystery's, they give me a belly ache" ,,,,, or it could have been the curry I had last night.

he has his small pet Chihuahua in there that is really a multi dimensional life form that is running an experiment for millions
of years using an organic computer. and

No that been used before..

he as a converted DeLorean in the bay that is is going to use to go back in time and find out what is going on. having fallen in his bathroom in the morning he invented the Flux capacitor.....No no no!!

thatīs been used too...

I have to wait and see..
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 08:34 PM   #71
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Sorry for the long hiatus! Scene 16, "No Sense," is up! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn5IkZOF9fs
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 11:30 PM   #72
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cool checking it out now
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 08:28 PM   #73
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I watched a little bit of the 1st episode earlier. I like the way that Dawnstar class starship looked. I'm going to try watching the rest of it this weekend.

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Old March 4th, 2011, 05:56 AM   #74
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@tgep: you must be watching Specter instead of Retribution. No Dawnstar-class ships have been featured in Retribution...yet.

(By the way, guys, on the subject of non-canon starships, you may have noticed Mark Kingsworth's Insignia got a good cameo early on, we're going to be seeing a lot more of it before we're through.)
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:09 AM   #75
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I did not spot it ,,,,, I could only scan the vids briefly the yesterday day.

I will try to give it more time later...... but I liked what I saw....
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #76
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@Taranis: it only showed up very briefly during the spacedock flythrough sequence, in the same place as the Excelsior in Star Trek IV-VI. Have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W9q6...ailpage#t=537s

It's already advanced to the proper time.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:16 AM   #77
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Oh yes .. I remember now .... I never knew the name of that design

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Old March 5th, 2011, 02:47 PM   #78
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things are getting interesting .... I am looking forward to want is going to happen next

just also noticed the eyebrow movements .... nice touch ..
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Old March 6th, 2011, 06:38 PM   #80
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@Taranis: as much as I'd love to claim credit, Mimic Pro (my lip synch utility) does those by itself. Makes my life MUCH easier

Meantime, next piece is up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO8OqM0pkXc

This one's good, easily one of my favorites thus far.
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Very nice. I especially like the fleet shot.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 07:05 PM   #82
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@evil_genius: just curious, but did you notice the sound the Romulan fighter made as it flew past?
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You mean the Star Wars sound effect? Yes, I noticed that. Was that a TIE Fighter sound?
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Old March 7th, 2011, 04:04 AM   #84
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Yessir, it was!
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good effect ...... nice level of tension on the Bridge there too
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Old March 10th, 2011, 05:12 AM   #86
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looks good .. looking forward to the next part ----
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Yeah, what Ger said.

I guess we found Gaius' Romulan twin.
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Updated draft of Scene 19 is up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ui5UTRA9n-I
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It looks good. What did you change?
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