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What do I use for lightsword clashes? [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 4:56pm

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blazeneon

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Great program guys!!

I've managed to rotoscope a short sequence in half the time it took on ALAM2, but what do I use for clashes?

Thanks,

Phil.
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 5:09pm

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sk8street65

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thats a good questin,,, all i can think of at the moment is useing alamdv 2
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 5:12pm

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Mellifluous

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A muzzle flash would do it, play around with it.
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 5:35pm

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Steeb

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You can download Ryan W's clash here.


I think that's what they used on the trailer, but I could be wrong. It should do until they have the clash system working in EffectsLab.

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Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 5:36pm

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Hybrid-Halo

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steeb69 wrote:

You can download Ryan W's clash here.


I think that's what they used on the trailer, but I could be wrong.
You're not wrong smile

Mellifluous wrote:

A muzzle flash would do it, play around with it.
More wise words, Tarn origionally did the Naboo (Star Wars) footage using Muzzleflashes as the saber clashes and they looked great, although they were changed to Ryan's flashes due to the overly picky nature of some star wars fans. wink
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 7:26pm

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rmw

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Or use the particles.
Posted: Fri, 13th May 2005, 7:34pm

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Arktic

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I'd go with Flare, the muzzleflash system. It's very easy to create great, fully customisable, lightsword clashes very quickly.

This took me about a minute :



Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Tue, 24th May 2005, 9:12pm

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SugahSean

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When I did my 1st fanfilm, I used Alam DV1 and the clashes within the program. Fast forward to 2005, now I will do all the blades in EffectLab, but then do the clashes using Knoll Light Factory 2 in FCPHD. (Sorry guys, Effects does sabers like nothing, but rotoscoping Knoll lights in FCP whenever possible, is faster). This is just the way I do it, though.
Posted: Wed, 25th May 2005, 8:23am

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jimsteele

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I've found that a freehand lightsaber effect can be used as a very decent lightsaber clash. As an example, here's a screen grab from a short lightsaber clip I've been messing around with.