VFX in season 2 (and short treks)

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by pst, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. King Daniel Beyond

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    Weirdly, it was working for me yesterday. They're funny about how/when they decide to lock these things.
     
  2. Galaxy

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    The show definitely needs more beauty shots like this. Although Season 2 was an improvement.
     
  3. pst

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  4. David cgc

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    Check out the poly flow on the neck. Am I the only person who thinks that organic-style "quads at all costs" modeling looks gross on perfectly flat hard-surface objects? The edge loops doesn't even avoid the window cutouts.
     
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  5. King Daniel Beyond

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    Yay geoblocking!:mad:
     
  6. fireproof78

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    I do not share this opinion.
     
  7. PixelMagic

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    What confuses me even more is the super dense edge loops on the bottom of the secondary hull compared to the rest of the ship.
     
  8. David cgc

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    Maybe one of the cartoon shows they're planning is, like, a Star Trek version of "Cars," so they've preemptively modeled all their ships for deformation.
     
  9. PixelMagic

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    I know in Context for Kings there is a super close up of that part of the ship in the very last shot. Maybe for that reason.
     
  10. MFB

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  11. Mark_Nguyen

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    I'm in Canada and can confirm that these linked videos here, at least...

    Now to sit continually amazed at just how little of the shuttlebay actually exists.

    Mark
     
  12. DanielPMonut

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    Yeah I think that's when that got detailed out like that. I know there's a few other places where the model's LOD is super high specifically because it had to be filled out for a window pullout.
     
  13. pst

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  14. Tom Servo

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    Ah! So fun personal story for me. I was actually lucky enough to be on the VFX team for Season 2 for Discovery. I actually did the look development and compositing for the shot of the tentacle monster opening and releasing the spores in the breakdown for Episode 4. Its cool to finally see it online!
     
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  15. pst

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    VFX breakdown for episode 5, "saints of imperfection" has been posted here.
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  16. PixelMagic

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    Thanks for keeping us apprised of these, PST. I don't follow any official Trek accounts, so I don't know when these come out.
     
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  17. DEWLine

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    Wishing that I could view these properly...
     
  18. Tuskin38

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    They’re not region locked on startrek.com
     
  19. pst

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    another day, another VFX breakdown... episode 6, "the sound of thunder"
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    apologies that some of these are region locked, but they eventually end up on startrek.com. i'm just posting them as they come and unfortunately they come out at different times from different sources.
     
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  20. Tuskin38

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    I'm honestly just waiting for the season finale.