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#307339
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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I hate to bring this up again. After reading adywans reply, I felt I should totally remove any indication to the thumb and I have gone back to my original reference, I have also changed the light direction as he suggested. I'm done now. I won't do the smoke, as it's too time consuming, and I don't even know if my work is going anywhere (I will do whatever is needed, if ady asks me to). If anyone is ever going to do their own edit and want my CG flipper hand in, just let me know. It would be cool if ady wanted my CG flipper, but that's up to him. We still have to see his new version!

Anyway, this is hopefully the last post regarding pondababa's hand that you will hear from me.

EDIT: Oops! adywan just posted the new flipper hand!

http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9286/newhandcomparison3mn2.jpg
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#307278
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: AuggieBenDoggie
Ok, finally had the chance to ceck out the fruits of Ady's hard labor, brilliant work, simply brilliant! I really didn't have a problem with anything. The only thng I think could still use just a little work (and this is just my opinion ) is the attack of the ties. It just plays out a bit too slow and a little too static. The shot wants to play off like the start of the ROTJ space battle ( fast with dynamic flight paths ). Ady, would you consider reworking that sequence further. I have 5 years with Maya and can wip up a test shot if your ok with it.

Also, I have to agree with some of the others, the death star at the end of that sequence does not look very good IMO.


I have noticed it aswell. But my mayor concern is the death star seen at the end of that tie fighter shot. It looks stretched and blurry :S Could be easily fixed imo.

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#307276
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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here is a big update. Thanks for the suggestions. Tomorrow I'll see if I can add some hair and I will try to fix the burned off part. I'll also do some smoke simulations with FumeFX and fix the angle of the light. I'll try not to post too often since I dont want to hijack adywans thread.

Anyway, I'm going to sleep now.

EDIT: Arghh... I had to retouch the contrast a little bit. Good night everyone

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/6586/newhandcomparison2fo7.jpg
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#307203
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: vbangle
Can people please stop picking apart this awesome fan edit? If you don't like what Ady's done make your own. For fuck's sake.

Why in the hell would anybody want to expose themselves to this crap is beyond me....just another reason to be in awe of Adywan IMO.


No one is saying adywan did a terrible job. ron2112 just found what he believed was a blooper. Adywan might fix this, but I guess it's too late. I think it's fine pointing out little mistakes. Maybe someone else will fix them in their edits.

Personally, I don't really care about this little blooper.
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#307167
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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adywan, I'm not sure how you did the hand. It doens't look CG at all. I guess it's hand painted or something. I would suggest you create a 3d Model. Also, the lighting is wrong. If you look closely you will notice the source of the light comes from the left bottom corner. And there is a slight backlight comming from the opposite direction. If you like, I'll create the hand for you.
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#306979
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Create a folder called: "Star Wars Revisited-Adywan-XviD" and put the nfo and the avi inside

Lets say your folder is C:\Star Wars Revisited-Adywan-XviD

Now you can open the torrent file and download as usual. When asked where you want to download select "C:"
It will then detect that it's already downloaded, and will start seeding.

If you need me to be more specific feel free to PM me.
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#305314
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: adywan
Well i'm down to the final 2 shots now. But these 2 are going to take the longest. The first is the severed arm in the cantina and the second is the TIE approach at the battle of Yavin. The first is taking longer than i hoped because of having to build the proper hoofed hand from scratch and then match all the lighting to fit the original is a bit of a nightmare. The last one is in the process of rendering. To give you an idea of just how much work and time this shot requires then Will, the 3D guy, is rendering the TIES which will be composited on top of the background i have created. He is using the maxwell renderer and it looks great. But here's why this shot is taking so long.... It takes about 1 month to render the TIEs. One frame alone took 16 hours to render and its about 2/3 done so far, but it will be worth it once you see it on the screen. I can't thank Will enough for the time and effort he has put into this shot, and the death star meshes too.

Now that the video work is almost done, and all that is left to do at the moment is tweak the 5. mix a little in places, then i am about to start the painting that will be used for the official dvd cover.hopefully this will only take a couple of weeks


WOW. That's insane! He is using Maxwell renderer? He should use vray or mental ray, both are way faster than maxwell and look just as good. Anyway, it's great to see all this coming together! Can't wait! Keep up the awesome work ady!
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#299194
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: Troy
I think some people are making far to much out of this. For Christ sake what about the blatant matte lines we put with for 30 years with the originals. The poor guy can't fix everything, let Ady finish it! Anyone that has a problem I say this *GO LEARN TO BE AS GOOD AS ADY AT WHAT HE DOES AND FIX IT YOUR BLOODY SELF IF IT BOTHERS YOU THAT MUCH!*


I said it was not a big deal. Just a tiny thing. Don't be so dramatic.

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#299187
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: g-force

I think it looks right, since the camera is centered on the tie fighter at that point, the explosion would stay centered as well.

Look at the stars... they are moving to the left, that means the camera is panning to the right. And the explosion follows the cameras movement instead of sticking where the tie fighter exploded.
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#299158
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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WOW! Amazing! There is just one little thingy that bugs me. I know it's still work in progress but I tell you just in case.
The explosion right at the end, looks a bit odd. I think it's because it follows the camera as it pans to the right (it's like sticked in the center). I don't know if I expressed myself correctly. Anyway, keep up the great work!
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#289489
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How to edit ts files?
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ok. I think I made some progress here. I have VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 installed and AviSynth 2.5. I have also DirectShow, as I installed PowerDVD 7.
When I open the ts file through VirtualDubMod I select the template "DirectShowSource" and hit "Open". It freezes for a couple of seconds and then an error pops up.

"No video stream found."

Anyone got a clue? What am I doing wrong?


Thanks Moth3r, you are really helping me out here!

EDIT: Here are the specs taken from the nfo:
* Audio : Dolby 2.0 *
* Bitrate : 448 *
* CoDeC : AVC/H.264 *
* Frame Rate : 25fps *
* ReSoLuTioN : 1920x1088i *
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#289454
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STAR WARS: EP IV 2004 <strong>REVISITED</strong> ADYWAN *<em>720p HD VERSION NOW IN PRODUCTION</em>
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Originally posted by: Savage
...and of course, Chewbacca's medal was "presented at an earlier ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of the Ramada Inn."

I attempted to remove shadows a while ago but i gave up because this was so difficult to do. shadows cast on walls were easy to remove but when they are cast on clothing and moving objects it is a lot more difficult to do so i dropped doing it. I will leave this for someone else to fix in their edit.


Oh you now this will just eat at you until you decide to just fix it yourself. But seriously, no biggie on this one, though it does look very nice with the shadow painted out.

Shadows not withstanding, are you adding in the ambient glow from the sabers onto the people/immediate vicinity of the blades?

savage


I'm willing to give this a shot. I just need to figure out how to edit the footage from the HD 2004 version. I have no idea how to crop the segment from a ts file, you know? I want to export it to tga or png files so I can edit them in photoshop. Does anyone have any idea how to do this?
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#289341
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How to edit ts files?
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hey everybody! First of all, please be patient with me, as my english pretty much sucks.
Im a 2D/3D guy, and I have touched editing software such as Combustion or Adobe Premiere. I was wondering how I could edit ts files. I have downloaded the HD quality StarWars movies (12GB each) and I have no idea how I can export the frames as png's or tga's for editing. And how to import them back into the ts file.
My intention is to edit some of Star Wars scenes, for example getting rid of lightsaber shadows and adding appropiate illumination to the enviorement.

Please any help is appreciated!

Thanks!

EDIT: duh! it's a ts file not a mkv file!