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martok2112 11-01-2013 01:40 PM

Remake of my remake of the opening moments of Star Trek The Motion Picture
Well, I went back and remade my remake of the opening moments of Star Trek The Motion Picture, using my best rebuild/retexture of the K't'inga battlecruiser. Also tried to make the footage flow a little better. (God, I hate .wmv format for certain aspects though).
I also managed to improve on my over the top, 180 camera rotation which plagued me for so long. :) Starfield is also improved.
Anyhoo, think of this as Martok's ST:TMP remake Special Edition. :)

LCARS 24 11-01-2013 09:31 PM


Although the extremely thin atmosphere of space shouldn't be expected to cause any perceptible blurring, I have to wonder if this would look more convincing in the eyes of imperfect humans if given a little blur, as seen in the screencaps of any space scene from Trek.

You can see a slight blur in the YouTube representation of the original, too:

martok2112 11-02-2013 07:56 AM

Thank you. I'm glad you liked it. :)

There is a blur function on iClone, but I really don't know if it is a "motion blur" or just a defocus tool. I hadn't really monkeyed 'round with that function. :)

The only thing the motion function is good for on my external movie editor (Magix Movie Edit Pro) is to make a "cloaking device" effect for my Klingon ships. :)

LCARS 24 11-02-2013 08:31 AM

I don't know about your software, but the free image editor I use for various functions has a menu listing types of blur. The parts where yours is virtually identical to the original look only a focus blur away from being indistinguishable, at least between the two YouTube displays.


martok2112 11-02-2013 08:58 PM

I am planning on getting a piece of software called Hit Film, which can do all sorts of particle, blur, grain....all sorts of big screen styled effects.

It'll run a decent penny.....about 400 bucks, but from what I've seen, it'll be worth it. :)

Thanks again for the kind words, and the keen eye. They are appreciated. :)

LCARS 24 11-03-2013 02:19 AM

The software you're using should have something in its Filter menu that will do the trick. Just a little focus blur is all it seems to need. Experimenting with a copy should get you there without much trouble.

Here's somebody else's work. Disregarding details, etc., just look at how the added blur helps.

martok2112 11-03-2013 08:57 AM

That guy's work is what inspired me to try my hand at my own take on the opening of TMP. :) His work (and those who made the models) rocks! That is one of the best remakes of the Klingon sequence I've ever seen.

I guess I really just haven't noticed the blurring effect, but I'll see what I can do in the future. :)

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