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Mott the barber May 19 2013 12:54 AM

Early CGI test footage of the E-D
 
Has anyone seen the footage that was included in the Best Buy season 3 set as an exclusive? I havent been able to find anything online and no one's really talking about it here. I'd be really interested to see what it looks like.

Dream May 19 2013 01:09 AM

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Mott the barber wrote: (Post 8112559)
Has anyone seen the footage that was included in the Best Buy season 3 set as an exclusive? I havent been able to find anything online and no one's really talking about it here. I'd be really interested to see what it looks like.

Someone posted a screencap of the ship in the TNG Season 3 Bluray topic. You might want to go over that again.

Hober Mallow May 19 2013 01:47 AM

Re: Early CGI test footage of the E-D
 
IIRC, it wasn't the E-D, it was a CGI test for the TOS movie E.

Mott the barber May 19 2013 05:41 PM

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Dream wrote: (Post 8112661)
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Mott the barber wrote: (Post 8112559)
Has anyone seen the footage that was included in the Best Buy season 3 set as an exclusive? I havent been able to find anything online and no one's really talking about it here. I'd be really interested to see what it looks like.

Someone posted a screencap of the ship in the TNG Season 3 Bluray topic. You might want to go over that again.

Figure I'd ask here since that thread is monstrous but thanks anyway.

Dream May 19 2013 05:48 PM

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Mott the barber wrote: (Post 8116864)
Figure I'd ask here since that thread is monstrous but thanks anyway.

I used the thread search option to find it for you. Pretty quick too.

Very glad they went with the beautiful E-D model instead.

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Aatrek wrote: (Post 8040016)
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RAMA wrote: (Post 8039989)
has anyone gotten a hold of the cgi e-d tests?

All the CGI in that Best Buy feature are based on the Enterprise-refit in Star Trek III. There was no Enterprise-D design even established at the point the digital effects in the feature were produced.

http://i.imgur.com/W7B2c3T.png


JarodRussell May 19 2013 07:01 PM

Re: Early CGI test footage of the E-D
 
That looks better than TOS-R. ;)

Admiral Buzzkill May 19 2013 07:04 PM

Re: Early CGI test footage of the E-D
 
I was shown that CG test when I visited the TNG art department in 1990; I was stunned, given the era and context.

The whole test, IIRC, consisted of several passes by the TMP Enterprise, rendered with differing levels of detail, and a number of simple renders showing various kinds of movement and framing that could be accomplished using CG.

Savage Dragon May 19 2013 08:38 PM

Re: Early CGI test footage of the E-D
 
I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.

MikeS May 22 2013 02:47 PM

Re: Early CGI test footage of the E-D
 
Is this footage available anywhere on Youtube? I would pay for it but as I don't reside in the US I don't get the option to buy from "Bestbuy".

NewHorizon May 22 2013 04:27 PM

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MikeS wrote: (Post 8135131)
Is this footage available anywhere on Youtube? I would pay for it but as I don't reside in the US I don't get the option to buy from "Bestbuy".

I would like to see this footage too. It was one of the features I had been looking forward to on Season 3. Quite annoyed that they made it an exclusive.

bullethead May 22 2013 04:49 PM

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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 8117863)
I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.

Yeah, just looking at that screencap and the short clip on StarTrek.com amazed me - I had no idea they could get that high qulaity back in the day.

Flake May 22 2013 08:04 PM

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Its impressive for the era but thank Q they went with models :)

Savage Dragon May 23 2013 03:24 PM

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No kidding. Can you imagine what the remaster would have looked like?

NewHorizon May 23 2013 04:41 PM

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bullethead wrote: (Post 8135590)
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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 8117863)
I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.

Yeah, just looking at that screencap and the short clip on StarTrek.com amazed me - I had no idea they could get that high qulaity back in the day.

What clip on Star Trek dot com? I can't find it.

bullethead May 23 2013 05:08 PM

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NewHorizon wrote: (Post 8140957)
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bullethead wrote: (Post 8135590)
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TheSeeker wrote: (Post 8117863)
I was pretty impressed when I watched the Best Buy special feature. The results they were able to achieve using 1980s technology is pretty amazing.

Yeah, just looking at that screencap and the short clip on StarTrek.com amazed me - I had no idea they could get that high qulaity back in the day.

What clip on Star Trek dot com? I can't find it.

Here you go.


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