The best thing that could be done for B5

Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Lemon Wolf » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:05 pm

Yes i am.
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Deepcrush » Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:23 pm

I knew I'd seen this work somewhere before.
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Sionnach Glic » Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:01 pm

Do you have a link to any more of your work?
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Monroe » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:32 am

Lemon Wolf wrote:Thx :)

I am using Lightwave 3D (which was also used in the B5 Production) and After Effects.


I love After Effects :D
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Lemon Wolf » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:57 pm

Rochey wrote:Do you have a link to any more of your work?


I am planning to put up a project page when i made some more progress :)
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Sionnach Glic » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:34 pm

Cool. Make sure to send a link our way. :)
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:40 pm

Say, Lemon Wolf, do you ever render your own designs, or say, custom Star Trek ships?
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Moonshadow » Tue May 18, 2010 10:48 pm

I think giving B5's fx a good tweaking might not be a bad thing. Overall, they weren't terribly bad. They weren't great eitehr. I think the problem I always had was with the sets. Too many of the sets, such as the Zocalo - specifically those stairs/ladders in the main corridors going up to the color coded corridors. Those walls always seemed...incomplete. With shows like Star Trek, at least the sets gave you some feeling of being on a starship. Same with BSG - the old and new versions. The bridge of the White Stars gave me the same feeling. While they did look like an alien built ship, there was always something about them that felt slapped together. The consoles didn't seem like they were mounted to the deck (see also in ST Nemesis and St Voyager - The Void where cosoles get beamed off and there's no 'imprint' of where they were) The Earth Force ships - the smaller ones, like Sheridan's old command with the safety harnesses and zero g, were good. Mind you. I've had the same problem with some aspects of Trek - the sequence in ST First Contact where Picard and Lily arre walking through a corridor and there's some sort of elevated structure about waist high running the length of the hallway - they come through a door and turn a corner, walk some more, and then they're out in the open main corridor again. Lost in Space - the Movie had a similar problem. The helm console was seen to be shaking in the sun sequence.
The customs area of B5 and the hangar bay also seemed unfinished. I also didn't like that the controls on the consoles didn't give the illusion of being functional.Story wise, B5 was excellent. These are just some simple aesthetic nit picks I have.
Could the fx be tweaked? Possibly. FX technology has made huge leaps over the years. I wouldn't mind seeing it myself.
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Deepcrush » Tue May 18, 2010 11:06 pm

All good points.
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Reliant121 » Wed May 19, 2010 6:17 am

Since B5 used an entirely artificial Special Effects system, it probably wouldn't be that hard to do.
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Moonshadow » Thu May 20, 2010 10:02 pm

Something I would truly love to see is the original BSG getting the update treatment. I know, the new series is supposed to essentially do that anyway, but I'm talking about taking the original, give the fx a much needed facelift, not unlike what Lucas did for Star Wars.
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby colmquinn » Fri May 21, 2010 6:05 am

Moonshadow wrote:Something I would truly love to see is the original BSG getting the update treatment. I know, the new series

New series? Sorry if I'm being dense but there's a new series?
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Sonic Glitch » Fri May 21, 2010 6:12 am

colmquinn wrote:
Moonshadow wrote:Something I would truly love to see is the original BSG getting the update treatment. I know, the new series

New series? Sorry if I'm being dense but there's a new series?

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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby colmquinn » Fri May 21, 2010 6:24 am

Oh good sweet zombie jesus - I totally misread that post - I thought it meant a new new series :oops: (its early in the morning here and coffee hasn't kicked in yet)
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Re: The best thing that could be done for B5

Postby Moonshadow » Sat May 22, 2010 9:05 pm

colmquinn wrote:Oh good sweet zombie jesus - I totally misread that post - I thought it meant a new new series :oops: (its early in the morning here and coffee hasn't kicked in yet)


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