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post #301 of 557 Old 02-14-2007, 07:25 PM
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Very cool on the Star Wars idea. Ultimately I had the idea to do that very thing, only the planet was the Death Star that the text revolved around. To that end, I have searched high and low for a really good Death Star texture map or "surface map" as some call it with which to skin the planet, but have come up totally empty handed. Does anyone out there know where to score one? I've tried all the usual places, force.net, google images, etc... but have come up with nada. Anyone out there have a resource they'd like to share?

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Very cool on the Star Wars idea. Ultimately I had the idea to do that very thing, only the planet was the Death Star that the text revolved around. To that end, I have searched high and low for a really good Death Star texture map or "surface map" as some call it with which to skin the planet, but have come up totally empty handed. Does anyone out there know where to score one? I've tried all the usual places, force.net, google images, etc... but have come up with nada. Anyone out there have a resource they'd like to share?

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Here is a high res one. Let me know if something on it needs to be changed.

 

deathstar-highres.zip 487.8095703125k . file
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Mike - can you edit one for me, too?

Cinema Murray

Thanks!

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Sure, PM your email.

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Very cool on the Star Wars idea. Ultimately I had the idea to do that very thing, only the planet was the Death Star that the text revolved around. To that end, I have searched high and low for a really good Death Star texture map or "surface map" as some call it with which to skin the planet, but have come up totally empty handed. Does anyone out there know where to score one? I've tried all the usual places, force.net, google images, etc... but have come up with nada. Anyone out there have a resource they'd like to share?

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Mark's file put the same idea in my head. I found this page:

http://st102.startlogic.com/~blender...nc=select&id=4

There a blend file for the deathstar on it. It's not really high res, but pretty good. I've replaced the globe with my generic Universal file and I'm rendering now. I'll post it when it's done.

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Mike,

Yeah, I snagged all of those files awhile ago before the owner re-did his site. I've never actually looked at them within Blender, but I was hoping for version 1 of the completed Death Star instead of the half-completed (but FULLY operational) version 2. The other issue is, I'm just not sure how good the Blend files are, as nearly all were converted from other programs with Python scripts that I've read were... well... "iffy" at best. Still, can't wait to see how yours turns out.

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^^I added the high res texture that I put together in my last post ^^
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Very cool, w84no1. Thanks for sharing. I'll see how it turns out when I get to the point in Blender where I learn to add textures.

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Mike,
How do you embed the textures into the .blend files? The .blend file you sent me with my theater had the earth texture inside the file and I am trying to create the death star .blend without having to include the textures separately.

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I've been following this thread for a while and think what you guys have done is great! I downloaded Blender right after I saw the Fox logo thread. I've taken a few ideas from here and tried to recreate them using Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. I'm much more comfortable there than in Blender.

I really liked Mark's idea of using the Star Wars crawl. I hope you don't mind, but I took your idea and tried it in AE. I'm still working on getting the text to rotate around the planet, but I think it turned out pretty well. I'll probably use some variant of this for my theater intro.

The quality isn't the greatest, I compressed it to load quickly. And some transitions are a little choppy...I just threw it together this afternoon. Just thought I'd let ya'll take a look.

Here's the Star Wars edit:
After Effects Edit

I also did a quick DeathStar:
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How do you embed the textures into the .blend files? The .blend file you sent me with my theater had the earth texture inside the file and I am trying to create the death star .blend without having to include the textures separately.

Thanks


Just below the place where you load the file is a button with a picture of a present on it. This toggles the packed/unpacked status of the image. Packed means it's stored with the blender file.

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OK. Here it is...

http://falzonvideo.com/vid/Universal_DeathStar.mpg


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Mike - can you edit one for me, too?

Cinema Murray

Thanks!

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OK. Here it is...

http://falzonvideo.com/vid/Universal_DeathStar.mpg



I really like that. Did you replace the earth mesh with a Death Star mesh or did you just put a texture on the existing earth??

Great job!!!
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Gosh, this is fun!

Here's mine: Cinema Murray Custom Universal Open

Can't wait to try this out at home!

Randy

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Check out a video of my theater here

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Mike,

would you be so kind to make a blend file for me?
Theater name is:
THATCHER BROOK CINEMA

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That is awesome, Mike! Now just add a Tie fighter being chased by an x-wing zipping across the screen

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I really like that. Did you replace the earth mesh with a Death Star mesh or did you just put a texture on the existing earth??

Great job!!!


I replaced the mesh by importing the Deathstar.blend that I found on that page link above.

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would you be so kind to make a blend file for me?
Theater name is:
THATCHER BROOK CINEMA

Thanks,
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Mike,

Could yoiu make a .blend file with the Death Star for me? I can't get the Death Star mesh to rotate like the earth did.

WOODY CINEMA
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Mike,

Could yoiu make a .blend file with the Death Star for me? I can't get the Death Star mesh to rotate like the earth did.

WOODY CINEMA
IN HIGH DEFINITION

Thanks!!


WOODY FAMILY CINEMA
THATCHER BROOK CINEMA
FREIBURG THEATER

All done...

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The Death Star version is very nice! Outstanding job Mike!!

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The Death Star version is very nice!


I just sent you one for the CINEMA PARADISO. Enjoy!

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It is rendering as I type this... many thanks Mike, you are too kind!
Best regards
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mike,

dont suppose i can have the death star rotate with the words

Albion Street Cinema.

The last one you did went down a treat, if not instructions on how to replace the earth ect
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Oh this I gotta have! Mike your a stud! (your Universal Animation gets much praise at my home)

Could you make a Death Star Version for me?

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I would also love to have a death star version with the words 'The Flick Room' or a simple set of instructions as to how to convert the Universal one you did for me, I tried based upon the notes that were in the deathstar blender but couldn't make it work.

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Hi guys,

I will work on all of these this weekend. Make sure I have a PM request with your email so I can keep track.

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Andy
I have your x wing and tie advanced running around the death star. Do you want me to blow it up or let the tie advanced run away?

How about an imperial barge to host the party?

Actually, I have the first option about completed.
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Got a request to share the DeathStar Universal blend file for the generic render above...

http://falzonvideo.com/vid/UniversalDeathStar.blend

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