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New Lightswords

Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 3:02am

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Vertigo38

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Hey, I was hoping we could get a lightsaber that was softer around the white edges. The ones we've got look like white rectangles with a colored glow around them. Unless someone could give me a tip to make them look better?
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 3:07am

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Marek

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Most of the plugins have a 'curved' and a 'hard' version. The curved one is just what it says, curved around the edges. Also, when you export. Check the box to blur lightsabers, that way they look more real.
Posted: Fri, 7th May 2004, 2:10pm

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fertesz

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http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13742 - new lightsabers comin' in Alam3 biggrin Perhaps that'll solve your problem.
Unless, you need it quickly of course...
Posted: Sat, 8th May 2004, 2:48pm

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Axeman

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Pretty much all of the lightsword plug-ins available have a soft edge on the core. I built quite a few of them, and all the ones I made have as soft an edge as I could possibly make. If you want to try adjust one of them, just go into the folder for the plug-in and open the images that it is built out of. all the lightsword plug-ins will have two layers - a colored one for the glow (layer 1) and a white one for the core (layer2). Open them in Photoshop or your image editor of preference, and you can modify them to your heart's content, then build a new plug-in with them.

I honestly don't think you will have much success softening the edges any more than they already are though. The feather on them goes from nothing at the edge to 100% in the center. There is no room to stretch it further.
Posted: Mon, 10th May 2004, 1:00am

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Vertigo38

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Thanks guys, and thanks for the help Marek, your idea worked.