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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Electronics => Topic started by: Crimson13 on Apr 06, 2017, 09:52 PM

Title: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 06, 2017, 09:52 PM
So I like having many projects going at once... haha.  So of course I decided to do some work in adobe after effects and put together a "bounty list" video that someone can pull up on a phone or something, embedded in their kit.

When it's done there'll obviously be more than one entry in the vid.  And I think I'd be open to making custom vids for clans and such featuring clan logos, members, clan colors etc....

Without further ado: https://youtu.be/gdd8VeYh3-k (https://youtu.be/gdd8VeYh3-k)

Questions, comments, and criticism is welcome!
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: rlobrecht on Apr 07, 2017, 10:53 AM
Looks cool.

Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Anansi on Apr 07, 2017, 11:17 AM
I really like it. Is the outer glow supposed to emulate a backlit LCD? If so, I'd recommend adding it to all the text and removing the stroke. Really love the effect on the photo.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: DiscWarrior on Apr 07, 2017, 12:40 PM
This looks awesome! The Lorum Ipsum threw me off for a minute, but this looks like an amazing project.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Naritir Ka'ra on Apr 07, 2017, 12:52 PM
I'll be watching this thread; I've wanted to add a screen to my gauntlets in my Mk II.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 07, 2017, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the comments.

I did a few little changes. Increased some of the glow on the text, and added some glow to the bounty image.

And for those of you reading the Mandalorian text, I've replaced the lorem ipsum, with something I think you'll get a chuckle out of.

https://youtu.be/Ijm1eNAJv54 (https://youtu.be/Ijm1eNAJv54)

Is there interest with having a version of this full of other Mercs?  Someone could submit themselves with a short "bounty report", and a picture and be added into the video.

I'll probably at least do one full of random people/species/etc from the SW universe.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: DiscWarrior on Apr 07, 2017, 06:14 PM
I think this is a phenomenal idea, but I think it would be best to load it with generic baddies, like the suspected sith mastermind you have currently. Maybe having it as a template that you can insert some Mandos with an achievement sort of list.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 07, 2017, 08:27 PM
Do you think I should do well-known bad guys or more of a random collection of species that I make up info on?
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: DiscWarrior on Apr 08, 2017, 02:20 AM
I would think an 80/20 random to known bad guy ratio just to keep things fresh, but also having a face or two that somebody might recognize. Of course thats just my thoughts. At this rate, what ever you end up with, I'll be incorporating it into my kit in some way shape or form.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 09, 2017, 02:14 PM
I like that 80/20 idea.  Should get some time to add new bounties to the "database" in the next day or so.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Danne Outlander on Apr 10, 2017, 09:14 AM
Hmm. Maybe you could make this into a template? Not super familiar with After Effects, but if it's anything like Premiere Pro, then you should just be able to create a template where people can sub in their own image and keep everything else the same. Up to you, of course, since it's apparent you put some good work into this.  ;D
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 10, 2017, 04:43 PM
It's basically setup like a template now. Just copy the bounty listing part, change the text, change the pic and you're done.  The only thing is people would need to have after effects to be able to edit it.  Like I said I'm super open to making custom ones for people, just get me the pic and small bounty bio.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Teilyr Farsel on Apr 10, 2017, 06:52 PM
This is a cool set up!
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 19, 2017, 03:07 AM
Made some progress.

Upon uploading I saw some issues that have already been fixed. Mainly the "motion" of the tile effect on some of the portraits being a bit delayed.

https://youtu.be/D00Ik-hcIaw (https://youtu.be/D00Ik-hcIaw)

I think some people will get a kick out of the currently last, bounty!
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: DiscWarrior on Apr 19, 2017, 03:39 AM
This is looking awesome! That last bounty is pretty... mesmerizing!
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Hik'aari on Apr 21, 2017, 09:53 AM


You can embed YouTube videos directly to the forum btw :) We have YouTube tags, you just need to change https:// to be http://

Code: [Select]
[youtube]http://youtu.be/D00Ik-hcIaw[/youtube]
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 21, 2017, 04:03 PM

You can embed YouTube videos directly to the forum btw :) We have YouTube tags, you just need to change https:// to be http://

Code: [Select]
[youtube]http://youtu.be/D00Ik-hcIaw[/youtube]

I thought so! But I didn't see the option on the "post" page so I just went with a hyperlink.

Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: mandoschMUh on Apr 25, 2017, 12:00 PM
Oi, that's a really cool idea! I wanted to integrate my smartphone to my gauntlet and such a video would be amazing to have.
I'll follow your progress with excitement.

Also, it just came to me: why not add a picture of let's say the next Stormtrooper, Scout ...
Then you could go around on a convention asking: "Have you seen this man??!!"  :laugh:
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Apr 25, 2017, 03:26 PM
Oi, that's a really cool idea! I wanted to integrate my smartphone to my gauntlet and such a video would be amazing to have.
I'll follow your progress with excitement.

Also, it just came to me: why not add a picture of let's say the next Stormtrooper, Scout ...
Then you could go around on a convention asking: "Have you seen this man??!!"  :laugh:

That's a great idea!! I'll be sure to add something like that in the next update.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: mandoschMUh on May 04, 2017, 07:25 AM
Tehe. Much appreciated :)
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on May 23, 2017, 05:45 PM
Here's a quick update. Added a stormtrooper entry to the bounty list!

Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: mandoschMUh on May 24, 2017, 07:57 AM
Awesome! :D d_(^.^)
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Kaz xan on Jul 05, 2017, 12:43 PM
I so need this, has this been turned into an app yet, Or how can I get this?
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Jul 05, 2017, 02:16 PM
It probably won't be an app or anything, just load the youtube video on whatever device you want to use it on, and you're good to go!  I'm at work for the next 36ish hours so I can't do it now, but if you want I can export a .mp4 of the video and you could download it directly to the device too.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Kaz xan on Jul 05, 2017, 03:03 PM
It probably won't be an app or anything, just load the youtube video on whatever device you want to use it on, and you're good to go!  I'm at work for the next 36ish hours so I can't do it now, but if you want I can export a .mp4 of the video and you could download it directly to the device too.
That would be awesome of you vod I appreciate that.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: mandoschMUh on Jul 06, 2017, 07:55 AM
This would totally rock :)
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Xaelis on Oct 14, 2017, 10:59 PM
I had this post pointed out to me tonight, and had a good chuckle for a couple reasons. One is that I am currently working on a very similar idea for my gauntlets, but I'm recycling some designs footage I used in a cartoon project I started earlier this year.
The screen design I used was inspired by Jango's display screens from the Ep2 Slave I monitors.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o296/djspaz403/GarralPic01.jpg)

The other reason it amuses me is that I had never seen this thread, and find it pretty funny that we had similar ideas, including the spinning Kyr'bes.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o296/djspaz403/WookPic.jpg)

Small world, and too funny! Great hunters think alike, I guess!
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Crimson13 on Oct 15, 2017, 09:49 AM
HA! I guess we do!! Good stuff.  I like how we choose similar things but yet pretty different too.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Shrapnil on Nov 23, 2019, 03:08 PM
Old topic but you should update. You really should add characters from the 501st and rebel legion to this so you can add them to the game and bounty hunt them while everyone is at conventions. Imagine their look when you pull up their official picture from their website and they are your bounty.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: Ducat Ymra on Nov 23, 2019, 04:20 PM
Commenting to follow.
Title: Re: Bounty display wip.
Post by: kingart4 on Nov 25, 2019, 03:06 AM
Any more updates or alternatives?