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How do you make Force Lightning plugins?

Posted: Sun, 7th Aug 2005, 8:38pm

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jrg2134

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Yes, i still use ALAMDV2 as well as many of you. And i was wondering if anybody could help me make a force lightning using the plugger and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 . I'm not to great at the 'Inks', 'Layers', "Attribute', so forth. I have no problem drawing out the lightning i just need to know what i'm supposed to do. same with Adobe, i need to know the backround and filetype in order to do force lightning.

If there are any tutorials,let me know,thanx!
Posted: Sun, 7th Aug 2005, 8:44pm

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mattio

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how about this mate for the photoshop part...

http://www.good-tutorials.com/track/5597

and if you dont like that let me know cos I know how to make it but it would take to long but I will if you need me 2.
Posted: Mon, 8th Aug 2005, 7:30pm

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jrg2134

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Thanx. I know how to do force lightning (although i do it differently and perhaps not as good) but i need to know how to make it so i could put in the right ink and everything.

I'm trying to make forked force lightning like in Episode II, a little of III and VI. But also i'm trying to make the end not all in the same place but going up and down like it's on the end of a lightsaber. like in epII.

But thnx it helps alot.

jrg2134
Posted: Wed, 10th Aug 2005, 11:00pm

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jrg2134

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The thing is, i want to know how becuz' there are things i want and i need alot and i also need to know becuz' i need to make an certain kind of electical effect that isn't force lightning.

But thanx alot.
Posted: Sun, 4th Sep 2005, 10:38am

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zyper

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did anyone find out how to make force lightning with fxhome!! I want to know it too!
Posted: Mon, 5th Sep 2005, 12:04am

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Wizard

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zyper wrote:

did anyone find out how to make force lightning with fxhome!!
I am not entirely sure what you mean by "force lightning with fxhome", but assuming you intended to say EffectsLab Dv, the answer is yes. I have recently written a post on how to accomplish this effect in EffectsLab Dv. If you decide to purchase the program, or download the trial version, and you want to give this effect a try down the road, you can find that post here.

Mattio, thank you for that link to the tutorial for Photoshop. I was not aware one could do that in Photoshop. Perhaps Photoshop has other features, and capabilities that I am not aware of, maybe I will spend more time getting to know the programs functions a little better now. Plus one for that helpful link.

jrg2134 wrote:

i need to know the backround and filetype in order to do force lightning.
As far as the background and file type for use as a plug-in, transparent is most common for the back ground in most (if not all) plug-ins. When saved as .tiff, the transparent back ground is retained for use as a plug-in. I don't believe any other file type will be acceptable for the "Plugger" you use to make the plug-in. I have never attempted to make a "force lightning" plug-in, so I can not tell you any of the steps you may have to take to work around possible complications.

Good luck, I hope you get it right.
Wizard.