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Light Saber Request

Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:10pm

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zeocom8

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hEY WILL some one make a lightsaber effect that shows the light saber go up. Like when 'u activate it
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:12pm

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Guess you don't understand that you can animate one of the existing ones.

Test around before asking stupid questions.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:17pm

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wat i mean is will some one make one that is already animated, so it looks better...
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:19pm

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all u need to do is start off the sabre being so small u can't see it, then go a few frames later on, and stretch the effect over ur prop - the program will tween the frames inbeTWEEN and u will be left with a very smooth, very effect lightsaber activation...

it'll look better done this way, than a plugin, because u can make it match upto ur prop better...

TMM twisted
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:21pm

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In fact, it is better if you animate it yourself.

It means you can get better control and such.

(I just think your too lazy to add in an extra keyframe).
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:27pm

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maybe some people like me dont know how to do that sort of thing. People dont post things on here for no reason you know. Its because they need some help!
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:30pm

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callum_slade wrote:

maybe some people like me dont know how to do that sort of thing. People dont post things on here for no reason you know. Its because they need some help!
Which they shouldn't need if they have read the manual and watched the tutorial.

It's simple stuff, just try out differnt things before hand (and it's not that he needed help, he just wanted one for a shortcut)
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:34pm

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zeocom8

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OK thx guys. Im new to ALAMDV 2. Its sad but ive been using alamdv1 so I forgot about that pre tweening stuff.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 8:35pm

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i dont think he understands it

this is what you have to do

its EAASSYYY


when you want the lightsaber to start going up...to START going up .... make the regular lightsaber plug-in at the bottom of the saber, but very small


then just move over in your movie until then point you want the saber FULLY extended. at this point just change that the TINY part of the plugin you started so it covers your entire saber.

thats it

the program tween - or fill in the "in-between" frames itself

-MAGIC
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 9:28pm

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owen rixon

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Exclamation....wats goin on.....the forums for advice for newbies.....Y U slaggin him off? He probably knows that you can do the effect through keyframes, but it would be easier if an effect was made. Be helpful or dont post at all.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 9:33pm

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First of all it is not easier nor better to have a seperate plugins. Secondly, I am posting helpful stuff - It discourages other plugin requests for things that are already made that can be animtated by yourself to look better.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Nov 2003, 10:14pm

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No, Exclamation, you weren't being helpful. You told him he was wrong, but then didn't help him find out what he should do. To be helpful you should either have said how to do the effect, or provided a link to a previous post/tutorial/etc that shows how.

This senseless ridiculing of new users by some people needs to be curbed. We were all newbies once upon a time, guys. Have a bit of patience and be friendly.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Nov 2003, 4:16am

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*THE GREAT TARN HAS SPOKEN!* biggrin

Thanks Tarn, good to hear it from you so it's nice and official. Be nice to the new people.
Posted: Mon, 3rd Nov 2003, 4:19pm

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Sorry about all that mad Yesterday wasn't the best of days for me, I was pretty angry (well, worse than angry - but I'm sure that the bad language filter would miss something if I described my true feeling).

neutral Yeah, I usually am one of the few who try to defend and help out the new ones, but believe me that if you were to get on the wrong side of me yesterday (or even say something to me confused) then... I would have... erm... okay, I haven't thought about it yet so just imagine something nasty for me redface

Sorry everyone.
Posted: Thu, 6th Nov 2003, 5:20am

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zeocom8

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Thanks for all the help guys...i watched some of the tutorials and im gettin the hang of it... Thanks agian
Posted: Fri, 7th Nov 2003, 9:00pm

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Nobody seems to notice I'm a noob sad

I get -1's just like that and I am now at a point of no-return: -41.
Posted: Sat, 8th Nov 2003, 12:07am

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Simon K Jones

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Hey pooky, don't despair. The tactic I go by to minimise 'negative ratings' (both on the forum and out on the town!) is to keep quiet unless I know exactly what I'm saying, and have a modicum of control over the conversation. That way, whenever you do speak, people will be impressed. smile
Posted: Sat, 8th Nov 2003, 12:14am

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Pooky

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Well you're one of the people running these forums... so you don't have many negative ratings... in fact, you have none smile
Posted: Sat, 8th Nov 2003, 12:42am

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Simon K Jones

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That's not because I'm one of the guys in charge, though. People are just as free to give me negative ratings as anybody else. I only speak when I'm channelling genius, though. hugegrin
Posted: Sat, 8th Nov 2003, 12:47am

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Pooky

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Haha. But I still have no hope of EVER getting 41 positive posts as a lot of people here hate me.... even if I do "channel genius" confused


EDIT: now it's 42 positive posts sad though that thread on 'The Day After Tomorrow' is a killer, I got like 8 or 9 negatives in there just for giving my opinion.
Posted: Sat, 8th Nov 2003, 2:24am

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Slick

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Yah dont post if you see a forum thats giving alot of ratings for no reason. Any way to the guy who posted this check out Tarns Tutorials they explain everything to the Alam Ultra N00b.
Posted: Sat, 8th Nov 2003, 3:06am

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Pooky

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Well it didn't start going negative rating mad until I posted something...