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OT.com animated logo - NOW AVAILABLE for use in fan edits and other projects

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I’ve created an animated intro logo for use in fan edits. You can watch it here.

There are three variants, all available at this link. Please use this version rather than ripping from YouTube, as YouTube’s compression is awful and the original file is far superior in quality.

  • “Extended” is the full-quality version of the logo posted on YouTube.
  • “Standard” is the 15-second version: effectively the last part of the full version, but transitioning in from a plain star field rather than the Death Star.
  • “Variant” is identical to “Standard” except that it transitions in from black rather than stars, and I’ve omitted the low bass rumble from the soundtrack.
  • Use “Alpha” as a matte to key “Variant” in over a preceding shot — I have it transition from the FE•org logo this way.

I’ve also included a still PNG.

You don’t have to credit me at all if you use it, but if you’d like to, please credit St. Kilda Design (my art and design brand) rather than Roccondil Rínon.

ORIGINAL POST BELOW

I’m nearing completion on my first fanedit, and I’ve been maintaining a forum thread both here and on FE•org. I know FE has a number of animated “vanity plate” logos that people have made and use for their edits, and while I won’t be using any of theirs I’ve made my own (I had a specific concept in mind, which can then be modified to fit the theme of each movie). However, I haven’t seen any fanedits which use an animated OT•com logo, and I was wondering whether that was because there was a policy against this. If there is, I’m perfectly content to abide by it; on the other hand, if not, I’m very happy to make my animated variant available for all to use on their edits if they wish. (I’ve done a 2D animated mock-up, but the final 3D version will be a bit different, if I get the go-ahead.)

The Hobbit: Roadshow Edition

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That’s neat! Hmm. I’m not much (ie. any at all) of a coder, but I could certainly do something on the design side of things. Let me know what kind of data you want to display and I’ll take a stab at a proof of concept.

My 2D mock-up (from a while ago now) is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBriFmXXkWg (I had a thought, since then, that a version that involved the 8-bit Death Star would be cool; I might try two variants.)

You can see a few seconds of my FE logo (in amongst some other 3D animation by yours truly) in the trailer for my first fanedit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhB9bR4IEGI (ignore the release date — I decided to shoot a whole extra scene for it, but that’s now done and in the process of editing and adding FX to.)

The Hobbit: Roadshow Edition

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Anchorhead would be the one to ask on the data to be displayed.

How am I just now finding out about this cool logo? Wow! Reminds me of the exploding logo in the 1976 teaser.

I would definitely like the see the 8-bit Death Star brought to life. Maybe a homage to the DS plans in ROTJ?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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I like it! 😃

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Been having a bit of a play around with the file, and came up with this. I’ve left it unlisted on YouTube for the moment, pending any comments, requests or suggestions you or the other mods might have, but subject to that, I’m more than happy to make it available to the general fan editing user base to use. (It’s quite long for a vanity plate, at 39 seconds, so I’ll render out a ~10-second variant with just the 8-bit Death Star and the text logo next, but I like the full version as a standalone thing.)

Let me know what you think!

The Hobbit: Roadshow Edition

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It’s beautiful!!!

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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Wow, that is superb - well in RoccondilRinon 😃

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Outstanding!

Regarding the state of the board financially, I think we should go with time covered vs dollar amount. Seeing your two animations for your opening, I have no doubt what so ever that you can come up with something cool.

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

"Why are you here, Rey from nowhere?”

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This looks really nice. Great work. 😄

“You know, when you think about it, the Ewoks probably just crap over the sides of their tree-huts.”

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I’ve rendered three variants of the logo and uploaded them to a folder on Mega.

You can download them here.

  • “Extended” is the full-quality version of the logo posted on YouTube.
  • “Standard” is the 15-second version: effectively the last part of the full version, but transitioning in from a plain star field rather than the Death Star.
  • “Variant” is identical to “Standard” except that it transitions in from black rather than stars, and I’ve omitted the low bass rumble from the soundtrack.
  • Use “Alpha” as a matte to key “Variant” in over a preceding shot — I have it transition from the FE•org logo this way.

I’ve also included a still PNG.

The Hobbit: Roadshow Edition