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sporto78
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Posted at 6:33 am, 20th December 2003
I was just playing around with some footage today. Tell me what you think.

http://www.public.asu.edu/~cfoncan/movies/VGTest1.mov

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Simmo666
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Posted at 4:07 pm, 20th December 2003
Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek! Eek!

That's some mighty fine effects y'all got there.

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Posted at 6:10 pm, 20th December 2003
Eek!

Very nice, even if we don't use them all.

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sporto78
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Posted at 12:07 am, 22nd December 2003
Should I use that transporter effect, or the one that was shot in game?

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Scooter
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Posted at 12:35 am, 22nd December 2003
I prefer the in-game one.

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Simmo666
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Posted at 10:37 am, 22nd December 2003
The in-game one beams in really fast doesnt it?

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sporto78
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Posted at 7:06 pm, 22nd December 2003
Yea. I'll list the pros and cons of each.

In-game one:

Pros --> Looks more like the trek transporter, less work for me editing-wise (not much more)

Cons --> Players beam in above the ground and fall (looks weird), beam in happens way to fast and slowing it down won't help because the players just pop in there in one frame (not fading in).


Added effect:

Pros --> Looks really nice, covers for the akward in-game one. Fairly easy to put in there.

Cons --> Not the "official" trek transporter effect, top is cut off into a square shape (I might be able to fix that though)



So, now tell me what you vote on. My vote would be the one I added in, but majority rules.

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Simmo666
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Posted at 9:56 pm, 22nd December 2003
sporto78 said:
Not the "official" trek transporter effect, top is cut off into a square shape (I might be able to fix that though)


If you can fix it, or just curve it a little bit, or even if you cant, I think it looks better. May not be perfectly right but you cant just have people appear, in Trek they appear slowly, and this gives it that effect, rather than an EF one appearing in 0.1 seconds or near enough to it.

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Posted at 5:02 am, 23rd December 2003
Yeah ok I change my mind let's go with the added effect.

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