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  • [January 13, 2014, 10:12:17 PM]
Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
« on: January 13, 2014, 10:12:17 PM »
For Elric's patch, if we want the video transition from the Holy Stone video to the title screen to be smooth, we need to clean out the part that says "THE WAR OF THE LIONS". Unfortunately, we will need to do this frame by frame. The entire transition is about 40ish frames, but I believe only the last 24 frames need to be edited.

Here are 3 sample frames, taken from the beginning, middle and end of the transition:


If you are willing to take up this daunting task, please download the attachment below and give it a crack. Please leave the images in BMP format. Message me or Elric if you have any questions.

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  • [January 13, 2014, 10:28:31 PM]
Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 10:28:31 PM »
I've been thinking about this a lot. If we plan to cut out the tutorial section if we do, we could probably lower the New Game & Continue Options. This should make everything fit perfectly.
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  • [January 14, 2014, 04:39:11 AM]
Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 04:39:11 AM »
I already agreed to do this, I was just at work. Consider it done.

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    • [January 14, 2014, 05:42:21 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 05:42:21 PM »
    An update: the movie is not cropped and resized in the same way that the title screen is to begin with, so I'm re-ripping each frame of the movie starting from the flash to have them resized properly. The problem is that the actual movie file is not PSP's 480x272 resolution, and FFM didn't take that into account. There's also a jarring brightness change from the movie to the title screen, so I'm fixing that, as well. I'm also going to change the logo slightly so that the banner is blank through the entire movie until the logo is title screen size, and then make a quick shine wipe to draw 'The Lion War' into it, reminiscent of the fire draw effect used in PSX vanilla's intro movie.

    It's a lot of work overall, but shouldn't take me forever to do. I have few obligations over the coming days, and don't have work again until Saturday. Of course, if moving the title screen's selections for New Game etc is too far-fetched, I might be annoyed at having put in the effort. :v

    Edit: I did not double post, the previous posts from Jack and Elric were just deleted as I was posting. Suck it! :P

    Edit 2: Also, just wanted to show...

    Old logo:


    New logo:


    Edit 3: Would there be any objections to outright redoing that portion of the movie? I could more easily remake it from scratch to reasonable facsimile than paint individual pixels while trying to mind the after effects.
    « Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 07:38:14 PM by Toshiko »
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    • [January 14, 2014, 09:40:32 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 09:40:32 PM »
    Wait what? I'm confused lol. The current video looks great on my game. But I dunno
    Anything bout video editing lol. Will there be a noticeable difference when you recrop that
    part of it?

    Lol I should prolly jusy wait til I get home and talk to you about it on IRC

    EDIT: I now understand whats going on, and am leaving this in Toshiko's hands
    « Last Edit: January 14, 2014, 11:26:23 PM by Elric »
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    • [January 19, 2014, 12:57:21 AM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 12:57:21 AM »
    Okay, so since moving the menu items is apparently unfeasible, we have two options for continuing work on this item:

    1) We splice the vanilla PSX movie end in (the part that draws the title screen), but modified to reflect our title.
    or
    2) I make another new title screen using WotL logo as a base with the needed proportions and remake the movie's end from scratch.

    Option 1 is less work, but probably less desirable. Option 2 is more work, but could potentially be awesome. Option 2 is also about as much work as I was expecting to put in, so no big deal there; I'd just like everyone's input.

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    • [January 19, 2014, 01:38:35 AM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 01:38:35 AM »
    I like the thought of whatever will look better visually personally :P

    However it's ultimately up to you

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    • [January 29, 2014, 06:03:06 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #7 on: January 29, 2014, 06:03:06 PM »
    I have 25 frames of the movie redone, which takes us to clean title. Gonna do all the shiny things with it to fill up the rest of the 1.5 seconds.


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    • [January 29, 2014, 06:24:45 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #8 on: January 29, 2014, 06:24:45 PM »
    This looks beautiful Toshiko. Would you mind sharing the frames for the movie for those who want to insert a different banner for future projects?
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    • [January 29, 2014, 06:40:00 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #9 on: January 29, 2014, 06:40:00 PM »
    They'll be posted here once finalized for FFM to inject. But you'd still have to basically redo the frames regardless, so it wouldn't really be best to work off of them.

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    • [January 30, 2014, 02:20:28 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #10 on: January 30, 2014, 02:20:28 PM »

    And the frames are attached.

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    • [January 30, 2014, 02:52:39 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #11 on: January 30, 2014, 02:52:39 PM »
    Incredible.
    And shiny.
    Very shiny :P

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    • [January 30, 2014, 04:23:05 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #12 on: January 30, 2014, 04:23:05 PM »
    I might revise the shine that goes across the banner; Xifanie says she'd like it better if it wasn't so sharp.

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    • [January 30, 2014, 04:40:28 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #13 on: January 30, 2014, 04:40:28 PM »
    Either way this looks great. Thank you a ton for your hard work Toshiko!!!

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    • [January 31, 2014, 02:13:51 AM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #14 on: January 31, 2014, 02:13:51 AM »
    No problem! This is the first time in my life that my years as an Animation major have been made relevant. :v

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    • [January 31, 2014, 01:47:30 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #15 on: January 31, 2014, 01:47:30 PM »
    I only did one frame as a test, but the blur actually looks quite bad, to my eye. I'll leave it as is.

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    • [January 31, 2014, 01:55:18 PM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #16 on: January 31, 2014, 01:55:18 PM »
    Alrighty then. Ill try to get FFMaster to make the updated video this weekend :)

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    • [February 01, 2014, 09:16:03 AM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
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    Looks great. :)

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    • [February 02, 2014, 12:57:12 AM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #18 on: February 02, 2014, 12:57:12 AM »
    Looks really nice Jupi. I think Xif is right..
    I think you should fade out the reflection on only one side. the "back" part... or the second part to pass.
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    • [February 02, 2014, 01:25:01 AM]
    Re: Image cleaning for FFT - The Lion War
    « Reply #19 on: February 02, 2014, 01:25:01 AM »
    Eh... I think I'd rather just redo the banner shine entirely and do something completely different. It won't be soon, though. I have a 9 hour work day tomorrow, and too much to do the day after.

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