Originally posted by: Sojourn
And check out those mask points on the X-Wing! Are you rotoing that, or is it keyframeable at all?
P.S. Not to get all crazy technical here, but why are the masks visible, even though it's a video layer that is selected? Are those masks on that layer? And if so, why? I have a few guesses, but instead of writing them all out, I figured I'd just ask you.
Most of the shots like this i have to first cut out each object to keep using the mask layer. Next i have to go through frame by frame and adjust the markers so that only the ship is visible and not and of the background elements. Each frame has a created keyframe. Some shots you can actually skip the adjusting for a few frames because the mask created by the keyframes matches but most cases its is a frame by frame job. You can see the masks visible on that video layer because these are foreground objects and have to remain that way due to adding all the extra elements and also because i brightened up the stars quite a bit i need to be able to keep the levels of all other objects well below the new levels of the stars, so each original element that is to be kept has to be masked.
Originally posted by: vbangle
Did anybody else notice what resolution the 8.avi was at? 1920x1080...........?
I am a 6'1" 450lbs. (with 24" bicepts) 39 yr old man, former power lifter....(think strong man like on TV), BEGGING you, on my knees yet, with blood sweat beading down my forehead, to make that available somehow.......pleeeassssseee.........
Unfortunately this will be impossible to do at present. You see the quality HD versions just weren't available when i first started this edit and i would have to start from scratch for most of the movie , colour correcting and many of the FX shots would need re-doing to. So no HD version for the foreseeable future. but i have been working with HD elements recently so i wouldn't rule it out, but this maybe years away yet.
Originally posted by: yanksno1
How long will the bonus dvd take to create? Definitely release the movie first.
Only joshing, keep up the great work Ady.
Originally posted by: Sluggo
Deleted Magic pointed out a film crew member that helps push R5-D4 from the sandcrawler and goes to hide behind the treadwell droid. Any chance you could paint him out?
I've been working on that shot and i haven't got it as good as i want it to be. its pretty tricky. it may or may not be fixed in my version
Originally posted by: Sluggo
You were going to modify Ben's line of "Your father wanted you to have this..." Did this change get made?
I still have a few bugs to iron out to get it sounding natural but yes this is still planned.Originally posted by: Sluggo
The ILM crew erased too much of the bottom of Luke's speeder as the heroes pulled up to the cantina fir the special edition. Can you fix this?
I have no plan on doing thisOriginally posted by: Sluggo
You mentioned replacing Ponda Baba's paw with a flipper for the limb on the floor scene. Did this get done? The smoke coming off the cauterized wound looks great, btw.
I'm still working on the flipper but this is going to make it into the final version.Originally posted by: Sluggo
And a tough one... The costume for Kenny Baker had holes in the base so Mr. Baker could rock the costume back and forth for some of those scenes. His feet were hid by black tubing. Any chance these could be painted out?
I have no plan on doing this eitherOriginally posted by: Sluggo
You mentioned earlier that we would be seeing the Death Star superlaser beginning to fire before it explodes. Is this still being planned? It would be cool to see a white flash blast through the Death Star before it blew up, similiar to the one in ROTJ.