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  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member
    For the time being, the 'Way of the Warrior' DS9 battle VFX video is being put on hold, I'm currently working on other projects that I can't discuss and so WotW is too complex to do at the same time, so I will be putting it on hold for the time being. However, I will still work on smaller less complex VFX videos so as to not leave people hanging. :)

    I'm thinking of revisiting the TMP wormhole sequence again, it's been a couple years since I last did my last go at it... so I think it'd be interesting to revisit it and see what I can turn out.

    Thanks.
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  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    Haven't done this since 2010... so here we go again. :)

    See the last time I did this here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLdtIYLth9s
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  • BlobVanDamBlobVanDam0 Posts: 0Member
    I love seeing the progression from the old version to the new version. :)

    Looking great so far.
  • trekkitrekki491 Posts: 1,044Member
    The Warp Effect are very nice, love it ! :thumb:
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member
    Thanks. :D
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  • StarshipStarship295 São Paulo - BrasilPosts: 1,858Member
    Excelent work Chris!
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    Yea, I need to figure out how to get rid of those "super-ripples." lol
    Starship wrote: »
    Excelent work Chris!

    Thanks. :D
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  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    Still working on the look of the wormhole itself... have kinda reduced the "super ripples," I'm looking to an alternative method to doing the effect... but not sure yet. The rippling seems to vanish the higher the polygon count is from smoothing the geometry, but I don't want it to be thousands if not millions of polygons...
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  • ST-OneST-One187 Posts: 293Member
    The ship looks great in the wormhole-sequence. I love that you've centred the final warp-flash.
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    Still perfecting the look of the wormhole... I have the geometry down, etc. just need to work on the actual lighting, etc. of the wormhole.
    ST-One wrote: »
    The ship looks great in the wormhole-sequence. I love that you've centred the final warp-flash.

    Thanks. :D
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  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    The plugin was literally just released and I was able to quickly create a first work in progress TNG-era phaser beam within minutes, all with one plugin.
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  • BlobVanDamBlobVanDam0 Posts: 0Member
    I didn't bother looking at this plugin because I don't have money for plugins, then took another look after seeing your post only to find it's completely free. Just watched the tutorial and installed it myself. Looks amazing!
  • PixelMagicPixelMagic388 Posts: 647Member
    Chris2005 wrote: »

    The plugin was literally just released and I was able to quickly create a first work in progress TNG-era phaser beam within minutes, all with one plugin.

    What I don't understand is why he didn't make it so you could glow anything. Seems like you need a mask input to glow something. For instance, it doesn't look like you could take a 3D render of Warp Engine Grills and just apply Saber as a glow effect. Will you still have to use Real Glow for stuff like warp engines?
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member
    BlobVanDam wrote: »
    I didn't bother looking at this plugin because I don't have money for plugins, then took another look after seeing your post only to find it's completely free. Just watched the tutorial and installed it myself. Looks amazing!

    Yea, a plugin this feature rich and free, it's amazing.
    PixelMagic wrote: »
    What I don't understand is why he didn't make it so you could glow anything. Seems like you need a mask input to glow something. For instance, it doesn't look like you could take a 3D render of Warp Engine Grills and just apply Saber as a glow effect. Will you still have to use Real Glow for stuff like warp engines?

    Yea, I doubt you can use it on a render pass, unless you can create masks from alpha channels, then if you render out your pass with alpha channels, but I love Real Glow, so I'd use it regardless. :)
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  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    It's been a long time since I've posted an update WIP... been rather busy with things. I think it is as good as I'm going to get the wormhole to look, without continuing to spend an inordinate amount of time on it.
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  • SanderleeSanderlee1 Posts: 0Member
    It's got a vaguely (and somewhat creepy) organic feel to it that I don't remember from the original.

    Which is NOT a bad thing. This feels more menacing somehow.

    Nice work!
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    Video Copilot released a Star Wars model pack, mainly for Element 3D, but it includes OBJ files, BB-8 is one of the models. :) Kinda in an earthquake. :p
    Sanderlee wrote: »
    It's got a vaguely (and somewhat creepy) organic feel to it that I don't remember from the original.

    Which is NOT a bad thing. This feels more menacing somehow.

    Nice work!

    Thanks. :D
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  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    I'm still working on this... only got like 3-4 shots left... but I've been really really, I mean really busy. With all sorts of things. I think I exported it out with the pixel ratio... as it's 1920 x 1090... O.o
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  • trekkitrekki491 Posts: 1,044Member
    Very good !
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member
    trekki wrote: »
    Very good !

    Thanks! :D I plan to get back to this, life has been very hectic at the moment.
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  • trekkitrekki491 Posts: 1,044Member
    No hectic, life is too short ....
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    It has been a while since I've updated you all on this project, not much has been completed, as I've been sidetracked with quite a lot, now the CBS/Paramount crap is shady, so... I do plan to finish this project, I've only got two shots left and they're really simple shots to do.
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  • TALON_UKTALON_UK1 Posts: 0Member
    Nice, that looks great, the distortions look spot on. How come the torpedo is white though? Is that how it was in TMP? Has been a while since I watched it last.
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member
    TALON_UK wrote: »
    Nice, that looks great, the distortions look spot on. How come the torpedo is white though? Is that how it was in TMP? Has been a while since I watched it last.

    Well, it's white-ish. lol
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  • TALON_UKTALON_UK1 Posts: 0Member
    Heh, well y'know what I meant :p, not the traditional orangey red of the movies and series that followed.
  • Vortex5972Vortex5972206 Posts: 1,108Member
    Nah, was blue in TMP.
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member
    TALON_UK wrote: »
    Heh, well y'know what I meant :p, not the traditional orangey red of the movies and series that followed.

    haha. :p
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  • trekkitrekki491 Posts: 1,044Member
    HI Chris,
    your animation is very nice ..
  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member
    trekki wrote: »
    HI Chris,
    your animation is very nice ..

    Thanks. :D
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  • Chris2005Chris2005495 Posts: 3,055Member

    Some of the windows flicker in the second shot... I'll have that fixed for the next video. :)
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