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Jackpumpkinhead

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#1051789
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ronwlim's custom bluray cases/box set
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stealthboy said:

dgraham414 said:

So how exactly are you making the boxes themselves sturdy? Me friend and I just made two of your Star Wars boxes but the slip cases that the blu-ray cases go in are very very thin and fragile and honestly I’m afraid I’m going to break them. So for the Indiana Jones one how did you make it so sturdy?

I use a thick cardboard stock called Chipboard. Got some 12x12 black pieces through Amazon. It’s a little over 1mm thick. I cut pieces to size and use paper tape to construct the initial box. I then print the artwork onto photo paper, cut, and use a spray adhesive to attach it to the chipboard box. I’m sure others have a different process, but this works for me.

Won’t this process leave white edges from the paper of your finished box is all black?

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#1050745
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Revenge of the Sith (The New Canon Cut)
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This seems like a really interesting edit. I have been slowly working through editing the prequels myself and I may use some of your ideas for my edit. I would be interested in checking it out! Go ahead and hit me with and unsolicited PM 😀

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#1044040
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Willrow-Hood said:

Has anyone considered giving this a shot? https://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/5s8kjz/rey_sees_darth_vader_in_her_force_vision_how_i/ This would be a perfect addition to te visón scene if you ask me.

Honestly I think this would take away from Kylo’s appearance in the force-back. Also, the main point of this edit is a “gentle restructure” of scenes, not to heavily edit the entire movie. But nice idea none the less.

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#1044039
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sir Ridley said:

I’m glad the crawl is appreciated! 😃

Jackpumpkinhead said:

so did you use these same type of techniques for your crawl?

I don’t know exactly how it was done for TFA but I used the same software and got a close match so it’s probably similar.

Basically it’s just a text layer in 3D gliding past a simulated camera with depth of field, and then there are small adjustments like blur and a slight gate weave motion added.

The prequels just had perfectly sharp steady digital text, but TFA emulated the old analog OT crawls for nostalgia, so I did that too.

Looking into my blender project, I have found a few effects that may be able to mimic some of these same effects…all but the gate weave, that would have to be done manually. But chromatic aberration, depth of feild and slight blur can all be achieved within blender. I may do some tweaking to my project files to mimic some of these characteristics of the original Crawl. I have already made a few small changes to the project for a 2.0 version. Maybe I will have 2 different project files, one with all of the analogue effects and one that leaves things clean. I will probably post in my original thread any changes I make so as not to clutter this one.

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#1044037
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 **REVISITED** ADYWAN **720p HD version coming after ROTJ:R*
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darthrush said:

ray_afraid said:

Adding a K-2 droid to the background of a scene in the Death Star isn’t at all “adding random nonsense” like Lucas did.
You could say that the battle droid Ady added to the sandcrawler is closer to that kind of tinkering, and even that isn’t the same at all. These small changes can help thread the galaxy together.

+1. I consider this a very good suggestion. Might be hard to pull off but I have quite the faith in Ady.

+1 this idea as well. I think it makes sense and would add to the continuity of the universe.

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#1043291
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Sir Ridley said:

Hal 9000 said:

Haha, gorgeous. Yes, I would love to have you render out yours, even after tinkering with mine for so long. When someone with power tools offers to help, put down your hand tools. I would, however, request using the same font for the title as the theatrical version of TFA.

No problem! 😃 I’m changing it back to the theatrical font now, it’s probably for the best.

I watched a presentation by the guy in charge of graphics and holograms on TFA and he mentioned how they carefully mimicked the original crawls by replicating lens distortion, film gate weave and other things digitally.

Pretty interesting if you’re into that kind of stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsFvSgg2-Yo

But of course it’s even cooler how they did it originally, by filming actual back lit text.
http://gagarin.tm/statics/images/post/gallery-1432667442-ep4-bts-13904866909.jpg

Anyway, I’ll tweak it just a bit more and then I guess I’ll try a render.

so did you use these same type of techniques for your crawl?

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#1040262
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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I personally feel that ending on leia and watching the falcon leave is a better ending. i would rather just not see luke until TLJ

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#1040076
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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think i am okay with the crawl, though i think the only thing that i would change is instead of “desperate for her brother’s help…” i would make it “desperate for help…” but whatev’s

Dominic the SFX are really well done i like it a lot.

also where are we with the “Its the first order THEY’VE FOUND US…” vid/audio??

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#1040075
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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think i am okay with the crawl, though i think the only thing that i would change is instead of “desperate for her brother’s help…” i would make it “desperate for help…” but whatev’s

Dominic the SFX are really well done i like it a lot.

also where are we with the “Its the first order THEY’VE FOUND US…” vid/audio??

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#1039511
Topic
TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal
I understand about the crawl, I was just throwing it out there. Are you planing on releasing a list of changes?

Also, I hope you don’t mind that I use your edit to make my own edit in the future?

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#1038972
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

Here’s another revision of the crawl that I rather like. This one will probably be what I go with.

Episode VII
THE FORCE AWAKENS

Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence, the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen in secret from the ashes of the fallen Empire.

Failing to convince the New Republic to combat this emerging threat, General Leia Organa mobilizes a covert RESISTANCE to gather allies from the farthest reaches of the galaxy.

Desperate for her brother’s help, Leia has sent her most trusted pilot on a daring mission to Jakku, where a clue has been discovered to Luke’s whereabouts…

I like this crawl, my only critisisms would be is that the middle paragraph seems to read as though it is in the present, where all of the other crawls sounded as though they were happening in the past, until the last paragraph.

Also, I’m not a big fan of the crawl using first names and saying that she is desperate for her brothers help. I think just saying that she is desperate for help, and calling her “General Organa” and Luke just “Skywalker” would fit better with the OT.

But I do like the mobilizing a Resistance bit, and calling Poe her most trusted pilot.
Just my 2 cents

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#1036826
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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bromeo said:

Jackpumpkinhead said:

…removes all references to Kylo being a skywalker until the end.

Waaait a minute… you know something we don’t? 😛

you do know that you dont have to have the skywalker name to actually be a skywalker. Just because my last name may be Smith, and my mother was a Jones, doesnt mean I’m not a Jones.

How does everyone keep forgetting that Kylo’s mother is a Skywalker, which means he is also a Skywalker. Sorry for the rant, this just drives me mad.

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#1036416
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Hal 9000 said:

I’ve been thinking about the rathtara. Not sure at this point.

Personally, I enjoy the rathtar scene. The only problem I have with it is Finn surviving an encounter with them. If that could be cut I would be happy with it.

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#1036414
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TFA: A Gentle Restructure
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Wow, how this edit has grown! I am loving all of the changes so far for version 2. I think it will probably be the version that I will be working from for my own personal edit that removes all references to Kylo being a skywalker until the end. Keep up the great work everyone!

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#1036400
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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adywan said:

And the painted Wampa mask placed (roughly) onto the inner skull. Now to finish painting the mouth and then start applying the fur, paint and attach the horns and finally glue the mask to the inner skull

I would like to echo the sentiment posted by previous users here. This is quite impressive/horrifying! I am afraid that when I see the final edit I won’t be able to get this thing out of my head 😃
Thanks for all of your hard work, you have truly inspired many here, and no doubt will continue to inspire many to come. As has been neurotically expressed by the likes of users such as jedimasterobiwan, we are all anxiously awaiting the release of what will be the definitive version of one of the greatest films of all time for most of us. After following this project for several years it is fulfilling to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you again for everything you have contributed to this community.

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#1034904
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Box Set and materials used thread
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i think this is a great thread! a lot of you have been saying that you print your discs with a canon pixma printer, but i am not sure what pixma printer is the best/actually prints on a disc. could someone please point me in the right direction?

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#1029788
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ronwlim's custom bluray cases/box set
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this is some of the most beautiful cover work i have seen, i love it.

i am curious as to your technique for making the box. i am planning on making my own box for each of the trilogies and i would love any and all insight you could lend.

thanx

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