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borkus
12-03-2006, 09:06 PM
http://movies.aol.com/movie-trailer-clip/eragon-ed-speleers-jeremy-irons this looks awesome. 'course, my interests are cats and dragons, so i'm a little jaded. but anyway, what do you guys think of the trailer? and for all the power users out there, is it possible for lightwave to accomplish the dragon effects in this movie? picture that the deadline would be no more than 2 years and the cg would be 35% of the movie. just wondering what the gods of lightwave think of the special effects. only heard thru hear-say, but the special effects are maya. not really surprising. but what could lightwave do with it is what i say?

Celshader
12-03-2006, 11:04 PM
I look forwards to seeing Eragon, too. I love dragon movies.


...is it possible for lightwave to accomplish the dragon effects in this movie? picture that the deadline would be no more than 2 years and the cg would be 35% of the movie.

It should be possible. For what it's worth, Unified Film Organizations (http://www.ufofilm.com/) used LightWave in 2003 or 2004 for all of the dragons in Dragon Storm (http://www.scifi.com/dragonstorm/). The final renders/comps were film-res. They had maybe six months or less to do the FX, though.

In 2000 or so Flat Earth used LightWave to do all the dragons for Dungeons & Dragons (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190374/). They didn't have much time to do the film-res FX, either. Station X had a nice, beefy LightWave/messiah dragon test done for the film, but I don't think that Station X dragon ever got into the film.

In 1996 or 1997 Flat Earth used LightWave for a talking dragon in the Hercules TV show. Given the demands of TV production, I'd be shocked if they had more than four or six weeks to create that particular dragon.

I think a LightWave house could do very well with the two years and budget lavished upon Eragon. :thumbsup:

Verlon
12-03-2006, 11:31 PM
And Eragon probably ISN'T Maya only.

Maya has a habit of stealing the limelight when it is used at all in a movie, especially a heavily advertised one.

SplineGod
12-04-2006, 12:10 AM
I think it definately could be done :)

borkus
12-04-2006, 05:36 PM
thanks guys. words of inspiration like this just make it all that much easier for me to hunker down and learn this stuff. i'm still struggling, so i have nothing to show for my efforts yet. but it's nice to see that the fruits of my labor will pay off someday. there are dreams and fantasies i've had for years that i just can't make happen with pencil and paper, my favorite medium for the last decade+!! hopefully someday i can contribute to a group that has contributed so much for me

kopperdrake
12-04-2006, 07:47 PM
This artist works in Lightwave and has some lovely dragon stuff :)

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/%7Efredgamb/

lesterfoster
12-04-2006, 08:54 PM
That movie reminds me of the movie Dragonslayer. Any one remember that movie from 1981?. Here is a link about that old movie.
DragonSlayer (Http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082288/)
But in the older movie, the dragon was a bad dragon. This looks like a good dragon in this new movie.

I found another good dragon movie. Here is the link.Http://www.dragonslayer-themovie.com/dragon/movies/Dragonslayer_RobertKuczera.mov