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My Daughter’s New Light Saber

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  • Last year it was the Harry Potter movies, this year my daughter cannot seem to get enough of Star Wars.  So I created this little video for her.  Not perfect, but she loves it.  I first used Mocha Pro to remove part of the toy Light Saber in the beginning, then tracked it in C4D where I modeled  the table, chairs, and then put a few stock models on the table, created a shader that looked like our kitchen table, animated and then brought into After Effects where I used the light saber preset from VideoCopilot.  Glad I shot that in 24 frames!  Finally did some masking in After Effects and added the sound effects in FinalCut Pro.  What I thought would be an evening project took three days.  The rendering in C4D with two Mac Pros took 18 hours.  I always learn something every time I do a little project.  This time I learned that I need to practice object removal in Mocha!  That is the main area that shows some weakness.

    Mark

     

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    Haha, awesome! :lol:

     

    Cheers,

    Igor


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    Hey! It's amazing what you can get away with when it's not the center of focus. I had no idea the table etc. was CG until she sabered it! Excellent work 

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    haha awesome! great work!

     

    +1 didnt realize table was cg until she hit it. 

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  • Thank you.  I really didn’t plan on the table not being the main part, just worked out that way.  But you gave me something to think about.  In magic, the magician keeps your focus away from where the trick takes place.  Special effects is, after all, just an illusion like magic.  Your comments really taught me something for the future.  I will make more of a conscious effort to “hide” the illusion in the future (when possible.)

     

    The table is much smaller than it should have been.  When I made the table, I scaled it to the corrects size.  But when I placed the table in, she missed striking the table correctly, so I had to reduce its scale to make it work.  Again, by attracting the viewer to watch the light saber, this hid the faults in the table.

     

    By the way, I saw Andrew Kramer released a new free saber plug-in today.  I doubt that I will be doing any more light saber scenes, but this new plug-in seems to have some other interesting uses.

     

    Again, thank you!

    Mark

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