Need Gladiator screen grabs/ pub shots

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  1. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    My DVD player took a Cr@p on me so i cant get any screen shots and im not sure if this was ever displayed to the public but Im looking for any picture i can find of the Helmet Russle Crowe wore in the arena scene, right before he reveiled himself as Maximus. Its the helmet w/ the spikes on the dome and has 2 Mandible like fangs that come down in the front of the face. Any pictures of this would be greatly appricated as im going to be sculpting this fairly soon. Thx

    -Tim
     
  2. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    no body?
     
  3. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Hopefully these will help you.

    Left Side View
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    Rear View
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    Right Side View
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    Front Closeup
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    Front View
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    Top Down View
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  4. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    When you do screen caps from an anamorphic DVD, don't forget to do a "squeeze" to correct the aspect ratio. :)
     
  5. Got Maul

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    whoa, how did you do that ?

    could you explain further what a anamorphic DVD is and why THAT effect occurs...it always happens to me and bugs the snot out of me .
     
  6. Montagar

    Montagar Legendary Member Community Staff

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    A regular TV screen has an aspect ratio of 4:3, that is, if the screen is 4" wide it is 3" tall (4/3=1.3333333333 or 1.33)

    An HDTV screen is 16:9, if 16" wide it is 9" tall (16/9=1.777777777777 or 1.78)

    An anamorphic DVD "assumes" that you are using an HDTV display that will electronically "squeeze" the image to fit in the 16:9 screen. To preserve the maximum resolution of the DVD, the image is placed on the DVD "stretched". A full explanation of this can be found at the following:

    Anamorphic DVD Explanation

    Anyway, if you capture the native image from the anamorphic DVD you will get a "stretched" picture. To fixed this you need to use a graphics program that will allow you to "fix" the aspect ratio of the captured picture. Remember that if the original aspect ration of the movie is greater than 16:9 (1.78), you will have black bars at the top and bottom of the screen capture, but don't remove those until you have first corrected the aspect ratio.

    Example:

    Original screen cap 720x480 (notice oval instead of circle)
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    Fixed screen cap 720x405 (1.78) notice proper shapes
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    In the graphics program I changed the image size from 720x480 to 720x405.
     
  7. punisher

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    I sculpted this a whle back to vacuform, its a very nifty design, I'm positive you will have fun sculpting this wonderful piece.

    -Scott
     
  8. Tim Allen

    Tim Allen Sr Member

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    Thx guys, that was some much needed help.
     
  9. Ogibendogy

    Ogibendogy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Montagar, that's real helpful info.
     
  10. Got Maul

    Got Maul Official Licensee RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yup, . that's really good to know, I have always WONDERED how that worked.
     

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