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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    Thanks! I'm moving away from the Don Post mask, since I'm not interested in making an imitation of that version :) I have managed to do a pretty accurate matchmove of one of the ESB shots, and will use that to correct the proportions of the mask. This is something I did with the Stormtrooper...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    I've painted the mask now, and done a couple renders with lights to see how it matches up with the original. There are some definite issues with proportions, but its hard for me to see what they are. When I match up, nothing quite lines up. Seems like the eyes should be more narrow, mouth wider...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    I'm pretty happy with the sculpt now. I've looked at stills from Empire and photos of the promo suit that was for auction a while back, and tried to model the imperfections and details I could find. There are still some proportions that are off, but I think I need to pause a bit to actually see...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    After checking some of the great photos on the "How was Vader's helmet modified..." thread, I noticed that a lot of the details were plain wrong and probably too soft. So I've spent a couple days going over the model to make it more accurate. I hope it looks better now. This model will go into a...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    I've done some good progress on Vader, and have a cleaned up the face and dome. This is basically done completely from scratch using the raw scan data as an underlying template. I've been trying as best I can to stay close to the Don Post helmet, while fixing the flaring and removing the helmet...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    I've been experimenting a bit with the Stormtrooper 3D model. I figured that since the underlying topology in 3D is symmetric, I could write a piece of software that mathematically aligned the two halves against each other - producing a perfectly symmetric version of the helmet. It's not the...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    It's probably best to start a separate thread with that question ;)
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    I have been thinking about a method of getting more accurate photogrammetry (3D scans from photos), and decided I'd do another project; A CGI Darth Vader! I have the old Don Post Classic Action ESB Darth Vader, and thought that would be a perfect object for my project. Here are some images of...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    And here's a render of the bottom. Only took me five years! :lol:
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    I've had to put a strict priority on paying jobs the past years, but I hope to pick this up at some point and finish off the helmet at least. A full armor would be great to do, crossing fingers I get some more spare time at some point. One thing I did last year was to do a 3D print at 1:10...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    Thanks! And thanks for reminding me of this model. I'd like to pick up work on it now that I have some time. Send me an email when I'm done and I'm sure we can arrange something!
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    I'll see if I can do a bottom render next.
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    Thanks! The polycount is about 15.000, with 11.000 of those being in the vocoder mesh. It's pretty efficient, I think :)
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    That photo from the EFX site is excellent as reference. I just wish it was higher resolution and also had a side view! That's something that annoys me a lot about the Stormtrooper references photos out there. I mean, most cameras these days can take photos that are at least 3000 pixels wide, but...
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    CGI ANH Stormtrooper and ESB Darth Vader

    Thanks for the references and great feedback! And its the nitpicking that I love about this forum, that's why I'm posting here and not in some 3D forum. I have started to paint the model, tweaked the eyes a bit and also looked at the shininess. It's still much to clean, but getting there I...
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