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TheAlaskanSandman

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#1326269
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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FreezingTNT2 said:

Any progress so far?

Theres some scenes involving the planet that are giving me a pain. Like one, the planets x axis is upright around 45 degrees on its left side. Mean while the planet im over lapping comes into frame and zooms in a weird way. I was trying to match using the camera controls but its proving to be a pain. So i think i’ve gotta close all the other layers and export the planet as a video, then bring it back in and track it to the original planet with the 3d tracker.

(I also spit out a quick copy of The Avengers Infinity War/Endgame in a 4hr cut. Couldn’t help it.)

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#1326268
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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eiyosus said:

Darth Lucas said:

GameStation52 said:

The main problem I have with getting rid of Midichlorians is that Palpatine mentioned them in the middle of a long shot when he was telling Anakin about the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise. How is it even possible to seamlessly edit out “Midichlorians” from this long shot that slowly zooms in?

https://youtu.be/05dT34hGRdg

I did a cut a while back and made it work decently as “he could use the force to create life”. It was a little jarring but worked okay. Wish I still had the clip.

Holy crap, was that the one where you redid the scrolls in blue? I used them as a base for old edits of mine and just recently came across the disks.

The blue font sounds familiar. stands out in my head.

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#1323805
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"Champions of the Force"; Snooker's Attack of the Clones edit
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snooker said:

I created several clean plates throughout the shot and motion tracked them between each other, then rotoscoped that little gremlin out! It works really well in motion and I can’t wait for everyone to see it!

That’s a pretty clever process. Probably makes it a lot easier for when the camera shifts angles

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#1323228
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"Champions of the Force"; Snooker's Attack of the Clones edit
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snooker said:

His role is heavily reduced. If everything works alright he’ll only appear in that ending scene in the council room.

The one where he say’s “begun the clone wars has”? I don’t know if you’re leaving it out of taste, but i think that scene could get the axe. It also makes sense that the name Clone Wars was something added by later generations. Like how WWI was known as the Great War in its time. Only WWI later when the 2nd war began

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#1321466
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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jarbear said:

Hey Sandman! when it came to “improving” scenes, such as what you are doing with shadows and whatnot, I was really referring to the battle between the Gunkens and the droids, the “distraction” battle. During the retreat scenes, the visuals for the CGI was just so bad. So I was curious if anyone has ever attempted to try and improve those visually. I have no idea how, but those scenes in the movie were the really “glaring” visuals where for the most part the CG wasn’t too bad for back in 99.

Oh ok. Yea i know what you mean. They used models for much of that, but the way its all blended together still looks off. The cgi for the gun gun’s blending in definitely is one thing. This is one of the things i would like Blender for. That and creating a couple blocks of Theed to have fighter pilots cutting through buildings as they dog fight. (which is why i want ground shots of civilians. Like one of some people looking up to the sky as the pilots fly over head. This would be for the Attack of Theed).

The scenes that i want Blender for include Gungun/ JarJar scenes (including field battle) and the Attack on Theed run. At least for TPM.
ATOC- I would like to redo the chase in the beginning and the Battle on Geonosis. Among other shots like the library and more.
First though, Tpm.

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#1321463
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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RoccondilRinon said:

Sounds fantastic. Let me know if you’d like a hand with the blender side of things. I’m no expert but I know my way around it — see my OT.com vanity plate.

I absolutely would be interested! I have not even begun yet with Blender so im less than familiar. After Effects was an easy leap due to time spent with Adobe Photoshop. Im a musician and artist, not a tech guy so i would appreciate any and all help.

To be frank. Im in no way territorial about my work. If i could work with others to bring these to fruition and to a quality thats above what i could do alone, i would welcome it.

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#1321296
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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jarbear said:

Hello there,

I’ve recently reviewed this thread and find parts of it pretty fascinating. I am all for enhancing things, scenes or whatnot, especially “updating” the look of things. I see that Adywan is an inspiration in this matter and I do love his approach on enhancing established shots. For you I like the enhancing of planets, engine glowing and eventually working on shadows and some of the weakest CGI scenes. The biggest glaring one I see is the Gungan retreat scene and the tanks moving on the field. Anyway, things like that if you can work on those hots to look better, to the best of your abilities.

However, I myself am not sold on a couple of things. Like the force push effect … looks kinda silly to be honest. Also the bombing of Naboo doesn’t work for me too. I feel like it’ll be a lot of work with not much payoff.

I should add that ATOC and ROTS are not being begun till the 4k releases. TPM will also be redone in 4k. Im simply doing the bluray of TPM because i’ve already begun and it’s a chance to learn things and id like to get a work print out to hash out ideas. Its a passion project so its going to take time, im ok with that 😃

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#1321293
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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jarbear said:

Hello there,

I’ve recently reviewed this thread and find parts of it pretty fascinating. I am all for enhancing things, scenes or whatnot, especially “updating” the look of things. I see that Adywan is an inspiration in this matter and I do love his approach on enhancing established shots. For you I like the enhancing of planets, engine glowing and eventually working on shadows and some of the weakest CGI scenes. The biggest glaring one I see is the Gungan retreat scene and the tanks moving on the field. Anyway, things like that if you can work on those hots to look better, to the best of your abilities.

However, I myself am not sold on a couple of things. Like the force push effect … looks kinda silly to be honest. Also the bombing of Naboo doesn’t work for me too. I feel like it’ll be a lot of work with not much payoff.

The force push will get pulled out. Was just trying some stuff to see how people felt about it, whether the idea or the implementation. I do plan on fixing all of those the best i can. Some things i would like to learn Blender to do properly. I want the cgi to not be so flat and clean.
As far as the Attack on Theed, are you referring to the Purist Cut trailer or the other trailers? The Purist Cut will only have scenes from the movie, no new scenes. If those scenes in that trailer are what you mean lmk. If you mean the other ones, yes they need work and likely wont make the final version. I would like to try to use Blender instead for those scenes to pull off what i really want.
Feel free to give completely honest input, i really appreciate it. I would like to make these as good as possible

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#1321077
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Need help color grading a scene.
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Idk if you ever got past this but there are ways to do it. I use After Effects and Davinci Resolve. In Resolve, you can create Nodes and select specific sections/colors within the image instead of adjusting the color to the entire image. You can find videos on youtube about Resolve and using nodes.
Another way you could do it is in After Effects by first creating an adjustment layer to do your over all color grade. Then create a second adjustment layer and do a “change color to” feature. Select the color you want to change and then mask around just the lightsaber so no other part of your image is affected. You can also go over the lightsaber and rerotoscope it. As far as i know this is always done as a screen layer, so it will interact with the color underneath it. So doing your “change color to” may still be needed depending on what color your changing the lightsaber to.

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#1320827
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STAR WARS: EP VI -RETURN OF THE JEDI &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>NOW IN PRODUCTION</strong>
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adywan said:

DZ-330 said:

A quick suggestion for ROTJ:R, maybe throw in a reference to Thrawn in the background displays or see if you can add the Rebel’s Ghost ship in the Battle of Endor. It would be quite a treat for fans of Star Wars Rebels. ESB:R is a masterpiece. Wishing you all the best on ROTJ:R Ady!

Chopper is already in ESB:R 😉

Will you be fixing the close up shot of the Hero saber? Though i like the clean look, i personally love the dirty look of the Obiwan hilt he’s holding through most of the movie. Also cause it’s all silver instead of brass. It’s only one or two close up scenes though, so just curious. Also, since we’re on the subject. Which version of the Hero saber do you prefer?

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qW8r4ChrWzY/maxresdefault.jpg

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#1320755
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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Dat_SW_Guy said:

Great work! I suggest you try and color-grade the planet so it closely matches the color-timing of the surrounding elements of that scene (In that case, its teal-bluish)

Absolutely and thank you! Still some steps to go, and lots to go as far as sizing to the scenes, movement, stars, etc. I just really wanted to show a better HD look at the planet and how itll look with in the film. Give a better idea on why im trying to fix the planets (So flat, and no detail). Plus i was sharing the info on the app so others could learn if interested, so i wanted a better look for that too. No color grading has been done to the planet yet though, other than picking the color of the atmosphere and the saturation pulled down. Once I color grade and i get the positions and everything else set, post a video to show it in action.

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#1320648
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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If any one is curious how the planet was done and would like to do such things in their own edits, but in their own ways. Well, i like sharing so.

Orb App tutorial with link on page for app.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT12Q9O-Q30

Map.
https://visibleearth.nasa.gov/collection/1484/blue-marble
https://www.solarsystemscope.com/textures/
http://planetpixelemporium.com/planets.html

It’s a free Orb effect you can get for After Effects. You can pick up 6k-8k maps from Nasa’s site. Or you can look around online and find other maps that have been made for use of people. You could do a death star if you play with it right.

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#1320506
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The Prequel Trilogy Revised Trailer
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dgraham414 said:

Love it! Keep up the amazing work I can’t wait

Thank you! This isn’t final yet. Still playing with some settings and tweaks but wanted to see how its looking within the film. Really appreciate the feed back! Some of this if done right will allow me to create some new shots for the Prequels. Really want to make these as different as possible.

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#1319433
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Combining fan edits
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ChainsawAsh said:

It should be noted that if you intend to lift chunks directly from another person’s edit, you should try to get permission from them first, and absolutely credit them either way.

Even when redoing ideas from others, i my self am crediting original source of idea. Took the time to do “do diligence” and scroll through every page of Prequel Edit idea thread. Lots of great ideas, though i wanted to redo the scenes i liked to make them my own, while crediting person who originally put forth the idea. Seems respectful and inclusive to the community.