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Old January 8 2010, 02:09 AM   #136
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Re: Star Trek: The Doomsday Machine - Special Edition Screencaps

Ooh, cookie for everyone! That looks fantastic!
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Old January 8 2010, 05:56 AM   #137
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Thanks, but I wind up erasing cookies every day.

You don't happen to have any double fudge brownies, do you?
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Old January 9 2010, 01:17 AM   #138
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Great work! That is a good name for that shuttle.
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Old January 9 2010, 05:07 AM   #139
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Thanks for the feedback everyone--positive and critical. I'm not going to repost it here but SpockBoy has even gone so far as to compile a video critique of my work so far, for which I'm (a) immensly grateful and (b) devoting time to study and reflect upon.
OH YEAH! That was a great change it looks so much more realistic! The greys do not look so washed out.
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Old January 10 2010, 11:50 PM   #140
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^^^ I agree, which is why you see much a more lively and saturated image on that second test render of the Jefferies shuttlecraft vs. the first. Fortunately, many of the effects I've already rendered were done with multi-layered Photoshop frames where I can discretely tweak multiple channels (e.g., I can mess with the contrast without affecting color diffusion). That will make it easier to go back and make post-processing adjustments without having to re-render entire scenes.

Sarvek, what else could I name her? Without the genius of Matt Jefferies, Star Trek would probably have looked very, VERY different... this is my little way of saying thanks to the genius creative mind behind the look and feel of the best science fiction franchise in history. And yes, I'm going to make darn sure that the Jefferies nomenclature is clearly visible when I get to the Act III finale (quick show of hands from anyone who was able to read what the CBS Digital shuttle was named?!)
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Old March 2 2010, 06:56 AM   #141
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Old March 2 2010, 04:47 PM   #142
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Welcome back

and awesome image you posted there
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Old March 4 2010, 02:21 AM   #143
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I remember you asking how you were going to do this shot.

Nice to see you figured it out ;-)

I think I was one of several who suggested using the stars in the original view screen footage as a reference point to plot out a 3D grid or whatever have you.
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Old March 22 2010, 12:54 PM   #144
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Hi Woulfe!

Ah yes, that shot.

The overall strategy here was to recreate in LightWave the Arriflex 35mm camera that cinematographer Jerry Finnerman used back in 1967. If I could duplicate this camera in LightWave, then all I would have to do is position a simple rectangle at the appropriate spot to act as my "viewscreen", project an image of the asteroids whizzing by onto its surface as an animated surface texture, and then "film" the viewscreen in LIghtWave as the LightWave camera pivoted in perfect synchronization with the 1967 meatspace camera. Then it would just be a simple (but tedious) matter of rotoscoping Bill Shatner in front of the LightWaved viewscreen, and finally, layering my masked viewscreen (with a transparent, animated, Shatner-shaped "hole" in it) on top of the original live action footage. Piece of cake!

Unfortunately, analyzing a scene to find the three-dimensional reference points that recreate the position and movement of a meatspace camera in 3-D cyberspace is tricky stuff. It works pretty good when the real world camera being reconstructed in cyberspace is stationary XYZ-wise and is only pivoting on one of its axes. Unfortunately, Finnerman apparently didn't quite keep the camera locked down while it was pivoting to track William Shatner, which gave my motion tracking software fits. Fortunately, a friend of mine in the UK has a copy of Andersson Technologies SynthEyes, which does an excellent job of dealing with imperfect camera setups like this. You should have seen the keyframe instructions that thing spit out--literally EVERY frame of that short sequence had to be keyframed--there was not one pair of adjoining frames where the camera didn't shake, wobble or otherwise do something other than just smoothly transit along one axis of rotation!
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Old March 22 2010, 02:44 PM   #145
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On another topic, Prof, those are the most bad ass looking phasers I think I've ever seen coming from the Big E in your AV.
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Old March 22 2010, 04:11 PM   #146
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Wait until you see them animated. Meanwhile... embiggened version.
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Old March 23 2010, 04:46 PM   #147
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Holy crap, that is an awesome image. You couldn't be persuaded to make a wallpaper sized one, could you?
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Old March 23 2010, 05:32 PM   #148
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I agree - could you make a wallpaper size out of it?
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Old March 23 2010, 10:23 PM   #149
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Hi Woulfe!

Unfortunately, Finnerman apparently didn't quite keep the camera locked down while it was pivoting to track William Shatner, which gave my motion tracking software fits. Fortunately, a friend of mine in the UK has a copy of Andersson Technologies SynthEyes, which does an excellent job of dealing with imperfect camera setups like this. You should have seen the keyframe instructions that thing spit out--literally EVERY frame of that short sequence had to be keyframed--there was not one pair of adjoining frames where the camera didn't shake, wobble or otherwise do something other than just smoothly transit along one axis of rotation!
Ahh, that's what is great about filmmaking =).
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Old March 23 2010, 11:19 PM   #150
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Wait until you see them animated. Meanwhile... embiggened version.
I'll have to see it animated. It reads a little flame-thrower in the still.
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