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Do you plan to restore the deleted scenes for the whole trilogy?

“No one is born ugly, we just live in a judgmental society.”- Kim Namjoon

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Guys I need your help

as you can see from the top image Luke’s face is really Dark, no matter what I do I can’t bring the face details out.
so I had to replace it with a CG Luke… but im not sure if this was the right way to go, there is a point where I tried to Blend CG luke with real Luke, but I don’t even know if that works, the Main reason is, the HAT is slightly different and this is because I can’t seem to model it correctly…
if there is anyone that can help me with creating that?, that would be awesome.
I also don’t know if there are enough people viewing this thread to see if I need help here, anyway worth a try

Thankyou For reading

by the way, the CG Luke was ripped off from the Star Wars Battlefront II game. The Hat and Goggles were created by me in Cinema 4D, and it’s an awful job as I can’t model for shit

Edit -oh Yeah Roto Still needs cleaning Im aware so Ignore that Part

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Sky_ said:

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One quick question: I see you added turbines to the landspeeder’s engines. I thought that the original vehicle had a mesh grille there, not turbines?
Are the turbines your own unique addition?

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Sky_ said:

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One quick question: I see you added turbines to the landspeeder’s engines. I thought that the original vehicle had a mesh grille there, not turbines?
Are the turbines your own unique addition?

There is Mesh on there, But you can’t see it in the Gif. And yes The turbines are my own Addition, I may take them out to be honest

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Isn’t Luke’s face dark in the original because his hat is casting a shadow over his face? It might not be necessary to try to bring out the detail in his face.

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ifjg said:

Isn’t Luke’s face dark in the original because his hat is casting a shadow over his face? It might not be necessary to try to bring out the detail in his face.

Yes, It is But not to the extent it’s Pitch Black…

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Hi Guys so Here is a Little Update, as I havnt put an update over a week or so …
I just couldn’t bring back the detail in the face of this shot. So I replaced it with a CG version of his head
Below you can see the final output of the shot

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oh Yeah in the Bottom shot his Hand disappears, Im aware of this and it will be fixed

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The CGI blends in really well. Good stuff.

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really great stuff here. Seems like you had a long break from your initial 2018 postings, glad to see your back at it here in 2022…BTW it is your work that inspired me to take focus to the deleted scenes and even my extended versions, so very excited to see your latest.

So my approach is a little different in that I am trying not to do any 3D CG at this pont and only color grade or enhance (which I am sure you will do last). My target is probably more vivid than some may want, but intent is to fit in with ANH-R color grade which is to be my base.

Your recent use of blending with the face is impressive and not what I would have thought of + seems like a lot of extra work to do unless it works (but seeing it does work in some places - very impressive).
I myself was am able to pull out details in some areas of the face using filters and Adobe tools , but the initial run inside Toshe is very damaged image and nearly impossible to pull too much out. I am still working on it, but decided to just start where he is already out of the speeder on this frame,

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I am feeling it is ok after he runs by the big pipes,

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but before that I struggle because the pipes are too blury and very pixelated…It’s just a mess

but seeing yours now, I see it can be done (I did not use extra turbines, but a still landspeeder model as a base my texture on top of the footage(I would just leave out the engine in that initial running in shot) if it were me or at least go just a mesh and dark as opposed to turbines spinning but again that is just me. The original does not show the rear engine, so kind of threw me when I first saw it, but it certainly is clean work you are doing with CG.

I was able to get something I was happy with on his face leaving treadwell,

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but never got his hand back and hats off to your CG luke face!..would not have known you had done that if you did not call it out…fixing a hand this way might work as well…Interesting you are using a model from battlefront? It works

I see you must have done the pipes in 3D model? looks too clean to be the original? Or are they original?..I am not happy with using what is there until he passes by it and I even tried to do a perspective warp on those as he goes by, but they are not originally. My approach is to try using elements taking from the original if I can, so I have stuff on layers

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…but I see your use of 3D CG as an option and a good way and it makes me re-think. I do think the houses in the background of treadwell and like scene where he is miles out in the desert are too much as the scene works without all that I think. I live around farm land and it just goes for miles with nothing, so feel that is more real for a desert farm, but each has their own take so I am not knocking it, just I don’t think you need all those extra elements. If you are offering later 2 versions for people… that works.

Your usage lately w/CG as a compliment to fix damaged stuff is really great use case though. I do like the rear shot of the landspeeder that scene only has two shots and is very boring without some extra, the side shot in itself is really damaged and lots of under exposed, so not sure how yours will look, but interested in that one. Keep up the good work. Also like your luke in the cave fix for ROJ deleted scene. The shot of R2 and like side view looks great.

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really great stuff here. Seems like you had a long break from your initial 2018 postings, glad to see your back at it here in 2022…BTW it is your work that inspired me to take focus to the deleted scenes and even my extended versions, so very excited to see your latest.

but seeing yours now I see it can be done (I would not use the turbines, but your landspeeder model as a base for texture from footage on top of that verses a different skin might work (I would leave out the engine in that initial running in shot or at least go just a mesh and dark as opposed to turbines spinning but that is just me. The original does not show the rear engine, so kind of threw me when I first saw it, but it certainly is clean work you are doing with CG.

…but I see you use of 3D CG used in a good way and it makes me re-think. I do think the houses in the background of treadwell and like scene where he is miles out in the desert are too must as the scene works without all that I think. I live around farm land and it just goes for miles with nothing, so feel that is more real for a desert farm, but each has their own take so I am not knocking, just I don’t think you need all those extra elements. If you are offering later 2 versions for people… that works.

Your usage lately w/CG as a compliment to fix damaged stuff is really great use case though. I do like the rear shot of the landspeeder that scene only has two shots and is very boring without some extra, the side shot in itself is really damaged and lots of under exposed, so not sure how yours will look, but interested in that one. Keep up the good work. Also like your luke in the cave fix for ROJ deleted scene. The shot of R2 and like side view looks great.

Thanks for this Detail Message… just Looked at yours now and it looks pretty awesome… It’s always nice to see other fans doing stuff like this, cos to be honest looking at my own work kind of gets boring and seeing others do a similar thing is always refreshing and inspires me and I’m always learning from other people by looking at their work

It’s very flattering to hear that I inspired you, that’s the best compliment anyone can get… so Thankyou

you also mentioned my long break, the truth is I didn’t take a long break, what happened was I hated my work, with all the extra buildings, etc and overall it was a poor job… Some people on here hated it and told me about it, It kinda upset me as i had put so much hard work into it… BUT THEY DID ME A FAVOUR… they weren’t being nasty or anything negative, They were showing me things I didn’t see… THEY WERE RIGHT… when I looked at my work I thought " what the hell am I doing, this looks like Crap" lol
so now if you’ve seen my previous posts ive removed all the extra crap, tried to keep it simple to its original form, and only added stuff when I absolutely had to, for example, to cover really damaged area or something like that…
So going back to the long break, I didn’t upload for a long time just because it was taking me so long to do, Frame by Frame clean up… I only started posting when I had something to post…

Just like now, I haven’t posted in a while, But I’m still hard at work on it every day after I finish work…

Thanks again and stay awesome my Dude

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Sky_ said:

Guys I need your help

as you can see from the top image Luke’s face is really Dark, no matter what I do I can’t bring the face details out.
so I had to replace it with a CG Luke… but im not sure if this was the right way to go, there is a point where I tried to Blend CG luke with real Luke, but I don’t even know if that works, the Main reason is, the HAT is slightly different and this is because I can’t seem to model it correctly…
if there is anyone that can help me with creating that?, that would be awesome.
I also don’t know if there are enough people viewing this thread to see if I need help here, anyway worth a try

Thankyou For reading

by the way, the CG Luke was ripped off from the Star Wars Battlefront II game. The Hat and Goggles were created by me in Cinema 4D, and it’s an awful job as I can’t model for shit

Edit -oh Yeah Roto Still needs cleaning Im aware so Ignore that Part

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Thats incredible, maybe just composite the shadows and coloring matching the reference and it should look good. Don’t know much about blending but maybe this can be used for other deleted scenes too… maybe deepfake could also help

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Fruit672 said:

Thats incredible, maybe just composite the shadows and coloring matching the reference and it should look good. Don’t know much about blending but maybe this can be used for other deleted scenes too… maybe deepfake could also help

Hay thanks for the Message. The Problem with DeepFake is that It needs a Face to Latch onto, There is no information in the original shot that it would understand where to put the deepfake, I’ve Tried

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Fruit672 said:

Thats incredible, maybe just composite the shadows and coloring matching the reference and it should look good. Don’t know much about blending but maybe this can be used for other deleted scenes too… maybe deepfake could also help

Hay thanks for the Message. The Problem with DeepFake is that It needs a Face to Latch onto, There is no information in the original shot that it would understand where to put the deepfake, I’ve Tried

deepfake the added cgi head

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Finished this scene for now,

Tosche Station #1 - Luke enters Tosche

if you want to full frame and res. take any elements from it, just PM me

You can access the comparison the main tread here
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Original-trilogy-deleted-scenes-restored-Project/id/94215

It’s not finished 100% yet as the second part is pending see the placeholder for it at that same page.
Tosche Station #2 - Luke exits Tosche to see battle w/friends - 75% complete[SAMPLE IMAGE BELOW}

Remember Google Drive has about 60% of the sharpness and image quality of these posted videos removed if you watch online, so if you really want to compare download it and see the full res (of the comparison clip that is)

So to keep with the face conversation. Adobe has released a new AI face enhancement in PS (you have to go frame by frame) which is quite good. I am using it extensively on the Tosche Station #2 and it is why it is held 75% and there is quite some processing to do, but I think this is a newer technology that gives deep fake (using a specific base model) or filters to improve the image a run their money.

LMK what you think of this scene so far. There also will be an extended version of these scenes from radio drama with live action so this is only released original footage and often I post with no or at least no new audio. I always do the video first (maybe with a stereo track and then music and enhanced sound will be the last thing. Enhancing that is an art in itself and just as time consuming sometimes. We have some users here on the site like Ronster doing some great audio and music work for scenes, so I don’t really want to reinvent the wheel too much as far as audio

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Sky, I liked your ‘extra craps’ 🙂. For me it was a nice edition and I’ll be happy if there’s a version of the deleted scenes with them too.