Oh man, is this a sneak peak of the new Obi-Wan movie (or will it be a Netflix show)? The funny thing is, I can read it from a humorous perspective but also see it legitimately being actual dialogue nowadays. lol Maul looks great in action, now you just need to chop off his fleshy legs and give him the mechanical ones he returns with to make this scene canon.
Nice lightsaber effects, though. Did you photo manipulate them manually or is there a program to automatically generate the effects? Also, is that a new background print of your own photography? I haven't tried getting any stock images printed at Staples yet, they mentioned something about copyright stuff and whatnot so I haven't pushed it yet.
Thank you, I'm glad you're embracing the satire on all intended levels! But as I've explained elsewhere, I don't care enough about this part of (alleged) canon to even want to give Maul robo-legs (and from what I understand those changed from one type to another in the course of that story).
I have no experience with the program linked by Stryker (or any other), but I downloaded a couple of lightsaber PNG images with transparent backgrounds, edited out the hilts, trimmed and scaled the laser blades, then applied some perspective and rotated them into the correct positions atop the plastic blades in the actual photos, and made them slightly (more) transparent. All this in Corel Draw, although it is probably doable in more basic graphic programs, too; I didn't even need to use Corel Photopaint (which is something like Photoshop), although in the hands of someone who knows his/her way around a program like that, they could surely achieve something far more spectacular or realistic. I haven't printed anything at Staples in over a year; usually a personal use image should not be a problem, especially if it is a generic landscape or nature or cityscape shot -- for a number of reasons it might be advisable to customize your image with cropping and color/brightness/contrast (etc) manipulation, essentially creating an image that is specific to your needs and, arguably, yours. When I printed my Death Star backgrounds, they were shots (actually scans) of diorama parts I owned, so I suppose they really were my images in every sense of the word. Also look in royalty-free images like the ones you find in Wikipedia. As long as you're not marketing someone else's stuff as your own to make money, I don't think you'll be amassing bad karma or worse. But anyway, in this instance I simply displayed one of those Windows lock screen images I had saved on my screen, zoomed in enough for it to take up the whole screen, hoping that it won't appear too pixellated, prayed that the figures won't display beyond the screen's frame (had to forego a really cool shot of Maul in pharaonic over-the-shoulder stabbing motion due to this) and took photos of that. The foreground "ground" is a stack of books and printer paper covered by a beige towel.
Stryker2011 wrote:Pretty funny. I’m actually surprised you have an Ewan/Obi, Guv. Though I’m guessing you bought some parts loose rather than a boxed set.
AlkelAstra91 — I think he may have done them himself, but there are apps/programs out there that can make lightsaber effects. Here’s one that I found that works for videos and photos: https://www.rebaslight.com/
Thank you very much! And I think you've seen my Ewan/Obi-Wan/Ben head sculpt before, HERE
(Post 92). As with Maul, I did indeed only get parts of the Ewan Obi-Wan set (for example I didn't get the boots, but that worked out fine for his present role as a meditating hermit).