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Yeah, that’s looking pretty incredible!

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It’s pretty subtle, which I am all for. It’s very clean and modern, but very much in keeping with the emptiness of space that the original films captured so well.

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I just found this project. Looks amazing! Keep up the great work.

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Petrovelly said:
Tantive finale look.

That’s great! Exactly how it should look, spectacular but not over the top.
It’s something that could be done with models.
When animating, please avoid wild zooms or shaky cam 😉 Keep it in line with the original style, otherwise it won’t match the live action.

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4throck said:

Petrovelly said:
Tantive finale look.

That’s great! Exactly how it should look, spectacular but not over the top.
It’s something that could be done with models.
When animating, please avoid wild zooms or shaky cam 😉 Keep it in line with the original style, otherwise it won’t match the live action.

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Amazing.

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  1. Chronological Revenge of the Sith: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/CHRONOLOGICAL-REVENGE-OF-THE-SITH-RELEASED/id/60388
  2. CHOSEN ONE - A Star Wars Story: https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/THE-CHOSEN-ONE-A-STAR-WARS-STORY-RELEASED/id/60721
  3. SHADOW OF THE PAST (A Phantom menace edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/SHADOW-OF-THE-PAST-A-Phantom-Menace-edit/id/65473
  4. KEEPERS OF THE PEACE (Attack of the Clones edit): https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/KEEPERS-OF-THE-PEACE-Attack-of-the-Clones-edit/id/66617/page/1#1274835

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Looks great, really feels like a model (in a good way) but more modern without looking out of place.

If I may give some feedback I would like to share some thoughts on the look of the engines. First of all I think the motion blur on the lights looks a bit odd. The rear edge of the light trails is very sharp which makes it look like tubes of light coming out of the engines (especially noticeable at around 24 seconds into your clip). I also wonder if it would be possible to make the lights look a bit more organic, like rocket engines with fire coming from deep inside. Perhaps with a subtle lens flare like the Star Destroyer has.

And the background needs a bit of motion blur as it pans down.

Here’s an interesting look at how the Tantive IV engines in Rogue One were created:
https://www.ilm.com/hatsrabbits/creating-the-blockade-runner-engine-look-for-rogue-one/

There’s a good look at the depth of the engines, could that be shown somehow?

And the organic feel of the engines here looks nice, but is obviously difficult to reproduce.

Anyway, great work on your edit so far, I look forward to seeing more.

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This is fantastic!!

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Sir Ridley said:

Looks great, really feels like a model (in a good way) but more modern without looking out of place.

If I may give some feedback I would like to share some thoughts on the look of the engines. First of all I think the motion blur on the lights looks a bit odd. The rear edge of the light trails is very sharp which makes it look like tubes of light coming out of the engines (especially noticeable at around 24 seconds into your clip). I also wonder if it would be possible to make the lights look a bit more organic, like rocket engines with fire coming from deep inside. Perhaps with a subtle lens flare like the Star Destroyer has.

And the background needs a bit of motion blur as it pans down.

Here’s an interesting look at how the Tantive IV engines in Rogue One were created:
https://www.ilm.com/hatsrabbits/creating-the-blockade-runner-engine-look-for-rogue-one/

There’s a good look at the depth of the engines, could that be shown somehow?

And the organic feel of the engines here looks nice, but is obviously difficult to reproduce.

Anyway, great work on your edit so far, I look forward to seeing more.

Hey Ridley, thanks for you feedback! I had some problem with the engines in Blender so I decided to do the lights in AE with a simple glow effect. I’ve read this article before and I really wanted to make it look more like in Rogue One, but honestly I don’t know how to make it so. I may try though, like I said - it’s still work in progress 😃

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Thanks for the preview Petro! Also keep in mind that this is just the start of your journey, and I’m sure you will learn a lot along the way!

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Spot on!
For the engines I’d go with a larger glow, because that’s what they did in the 70’s.
Look at Star Trek TMP and the Klingon torpedoes. It’s kind of a colored lens flare.

Can’t wait for the Star Destroyer !

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That in motion looks great and fits better with Rogue One while still respecting the original look.

Also, are you still doing some color grading to the Skymaster version of 4K77, or are you leaving his color grading as is? I’d say it looks great for what it is, and it’s the best I’ve ever seen the movie. But I think that there should still be some tweaking to make it look more modern.

Also you should check out Adywan’s A New Hope regrade that came out late last year. It’s still sourced from the blu-ray so it’s not as good of a primary source, but it’s the best colors I’ve ever seen from the outdated Lowry master. His skintones are so on point, it’s incredibly impressive.

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emanswfan said:

That in motion looks great and fits better with Rogue One while still respecting the original look.

Also, are you still doing some color grading to the Skymaster version of 4K77, or are you leaving his color grading as is? I’d say it looks great for what it is, and it’s the best I’ve ever seen the movie. But I think that there should still be some tweaking to make it look more modern.

Also you should check out Adywan’s A New Hope regrade that came out late last year. It’s still sourced from the blu-ray so it’s not as good of a primary source, but it’s the best colors I’ve ever seen from the outdated Lowry master. His skintones are so on point, it’s incredibly impressive.

Yups, I’m doing some huge color grading to it. I saw Ady’s Regrade and while I think it’s pretty good, it can be done much better, especially with 4k77. I’m going to post some more regraded screenshots from my edit, when this Tantive animation will be finished.

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Excellent work! Hyped to see as many shots redone as possible. Godspeed.

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Animation looks great! I’m not super fond of the timing with respect to the music, though - I’d try to preserve the original timing of Tatooine coming into view on the “BWAM” and only after that do we see the Tantive come into frame. But of course, that’s just my preference.

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I feel like you should replicate the opening shot as closely as possible as it is the most iconic thing about the whole opening.

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snooker said:

I feel like you should replicate the opening shot as closely as possible as it is the most iconic thing about the whole opening.

Also a good point. You’ve got a lot more leeway with every other effects shot in that sequence, but everything about that first shot (timing and all) is burned into people’s brain.

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ChainsawAsh said:

Animation looks great! I’m not super fond of the timing with respect to the music, though - I’d try to preserve the original timing of Tatooine coming into view on the “BWAM” and only after that do we see the Tantive come into frame. But of course, that’s just my preference.

Was about to comment this same thing. Looks great, but the timing should match the music, if not necessarily the original shot.

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Yes, timing to music is the key here.

I think you can get away with a slightly slower and closer to camera Tantive, so that we can see the model better. Perhaps you can do the same with the Star Destroyer. But let’s say only 10% different from the original, respecting timing.

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I also agree with the comments on timing. Also you might be able to fake the engines look in after effects. But I think they look fine as is. I mean, technically the Tantive is already flying by and the engines are at full force, where as the clip that was posted above what the ship getting started. The fire wouldn’t necessarily be visible as it’s whizzing by. Just my 2 cents

Also I have a node setup for blender that will fake the engine glow in post. If you want I can send you the .blend file and you can play around with it.

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I see your point guys. Nevertheless, I do think that this version adds more dynamic to the scene, and also I’m not a huge fan of still shots.

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It’s not a still shot, since the camera tilts down to frame the scene…
And the original framing is perfect 😃

Anyway… perhaps you can give the camera some forward motion, so that we stay closer to the Tantive at the start and then we slow down to reveal the Star Destroyer ?
Seems to be enough time for a slow camera movement there.

I’m not a blender expert bit if you need something, just PM.
Have you thought about the amount of effect shots you need for the entire movie 😉 ?