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Old 11-01-2013, 01:40 PM
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Default 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.


http://youtu.be/lVFL1GuVuCI
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:31 PM
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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbG3N51MEjM
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpfspdqGwEk
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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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