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How can i make the lightsaber effect longer without having

Posted: Sat, 29th Nov 2003, 2:45pm

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robholtby

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without having to allpy the same effect man times and movei it around is there anyone who could help me please to find out a way to extend this effect thank you from robholtby
Posted: Sat, 29th Nov 2003, 2:47pm

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TMM

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stretch the effect:

watch tarn's tutes to learn how - http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/tutorials.html

next time, search the forum...

TMM twisted
Posted: Sat, 29th Nov 2003, 6:06pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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And next time use punctuation such as periods commas semicolons and colons otherwise it becomes one really long and hard to understand sentence so I would have tried to help you if I fully understood what it was that you had trouble with but since it was a very jumbled set of phrases I had no real idea of what it was you wanted thanks bye wink
Posted: Mon, 1st Dec 2003, 7:25pm

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robholtby

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hi again, when i make the effect full lengh the first frame is visable then the rest of the frames are not there how can i solve this problem?
thanks from robholtby
Posted: Mon, 1st Dec 2003, 7:37pm

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Xcession

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Firstly, its blindingly obvious who you are, thats what the author column is for - so a "thanks from x" is uneccessary.

Secondly, TMM meant stretch the effect over several frames, not make the effect "full length" (whatever you mean by that). You put the effect on the film, then take its control point on the timeline and drag it over a few more frames.
Posted: Fri, 5th Dec 2003, 6:23pm

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robholtby

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What i mean is how can i make the effect longer the lightsaber effect is 1 frame i need it something like 10-100 frames long plz reply if you know how to do this
Posted: Fri, 5th Dec 2003, 9:47pm

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Didn't you listen? Tarn's Tuts showed exactly how. But since you are so persistent on not watching them, here's how: Right click on the right blue line of the effect and drag it. It's as easy as that.

As Tarn says: THINK before you post!
Posted: Fri, 5th Dec 2003, 10:25pm

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CX3

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seriously...
Posted: Fri, 5th Dec 2003, 10:33pm

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robholtby

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i have done that but after the first frame the effect is not there
Posted: Fri, 5th Dec 2003, 10:58pm

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Pooky

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Oh, drag the little star on top as far right as you can.
Posted: Sat, 6th Dec 2003, 9:53am

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robholtby

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that still does not work
Posted: Sat, 6th Dec 2003, 3:40pm

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*shakes head*

Are you using a Mac or a PC?

If you use a PC, right click on the bar in the timeline to lengthen the amount of frames the effect will be. If you use a Mac, hold control and then use your mouse.

Then drag the little star to the right until you reach your new frame lenfth you just made.
Posted: Sat, 6th Dec 2003, 4:14pm

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Pooky

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http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/tutorial_movies/Keyframesproc.wmv

It says it all right there. At 00:37.
Posted: Sat, 6th Dec 2003, 7:53pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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Are you using 32-bit color?
Posted: Sun, 7th Dec 2003, 12:27am

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robholtby

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thanks for everyone who helped in making this possible

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ps:i got it to work
i was moving the star with the right button not the left one (Y) thanks