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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2650 times:

This is just to satisfy a "what if" curiosity I have. And I know some of you are pretty talented at modifying pictures. So here''s what I want.


I want to take this train.....

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/LincolnApp1.JPG

And show it running on THIS track:

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/LookingEastPM.JPG

The scale of the train will have to be significantly reduced to make it look believable I'm sure.


Now, I want the same thing done with these pictures:

Show THIS train:

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/PalmMetroEng2.JPG

Rolling on THIS track:

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/trainstuff/PICT0127.JPG

Thanks a bunch.

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User currently offlineSkookum From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

The main problem you face here is the different angles of the tracks. It's one thing to trace the train, cut it out, and transplant it, but getting it to appear at the same angle at which the tracks approach the camera in the second shots is not possible unless you do some CGI.


Good flying
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

I figured that might be a problem with the first set. But as far as I can tell, the track angle on the second set is close to identical. Or at least close enough to make the modified image believable.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3366 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 2):
But as far as I can tell, the track angle on the second set is close to identical. Or at least close enough to make the modified image believable.

Did what I could...But when you rotate the train to match, it shows a pretty good lean...

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/8596/pict0127editedqd3.jpg

-Bryan



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7987 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2586 times:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/Turtleshell/LookingEastPM.jpg

Could stand another half an hour of work, but I'll pass.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3366 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 4):

Hmm, if I can figure out how to "yaw" the train in the second pic instead of rotating it, I just might be able to alleviate that lean...



"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7987 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Photoshop allows to transform the perspective of a selected layer. Problem is that only some front parts of the train need additional transformation. Plus, the shadow is not perfect, the window frames need to be re-alligned, and I forgot to enhance the colours of the background image.


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Here's my attempt:



And just for good measure...



 biggrin   duck 



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7987 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

Ok, I improved mine (reply #4) a bit. Empty the browser cache and reload if it doesn't show up. Actually, the shadow is worse now, but overall it's a tad better.


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 8):
Actually, the shadow is worse now, but overall it's a tad better.

Don't be daft, that was a big improvement. Now that the headlights are straight on, it looks quite realistic. As close to perfect as anyone could get.  bigthumbsup 



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/Agill/PICT0127.jpg

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7987 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

And No.2:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v102/Turtleshell/PICT0127.jpg



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

lmao @ Agil's train!! haha!!  Smile

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 7):

Ha Ha Ha . . . what are you, Lew's understudy?


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3941 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Let me embellish it just a bit.




Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineSkookum From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Quoting Agill (Reply 10):
Agill

  



NoUFO, how the hell did you get the F59PHI angled? I can see a little distortion, but that's bloody brilliant!


EDIT: Didn't see the above post....  rotfl 

[Edited 2006-10-12 08:04:15]


Good flying
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7987 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 14):

Why did you take the first version of my pic?

Quoting Skookum (Reply 15):
NoUFO, how the hell did you get the F59PHI angled?

I simply used the 3D transformation filter Photoshop comes with.



I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3941 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Why did you take the first version of my pic?

Oops! that was yours, my mistake. May I belatedly cite your picture or should I remove it?



Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7987 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

I wondered why you didn't take the second, improved version.


I support the right to arm bears
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2217 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 13):
Ha Ha Ha . . . what are you, Lew's understudy?

He hasn't had any new work in a while, so I thought I'd pick up the slack.  biggrin 



Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineMyt332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 69
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Matt D, did I inspire you with my Pendolino edit the other day?

As for Agill, that's the funniest thing I've seen all day. I like you sense of humour!



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineAgill From Sweden, joined Feb 2004, 1016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 20):

As for Agill, that's the funniest thing I've seen all day. I like you sense of humour!

Thanks  Smile


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 7):
And just for good measure...

Brilliant!!!  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl  rotfl 


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