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Posted: Sun, 20th Aug 2006, 11:11pm

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Black Ink Productions

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Can anyone make a lightsaber that looks like this
Posted: Sun, 20th Aug 2006, 11:15pm

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Turd Furguson wrote:

Can anyone make a lightsaber that looks like this
That all depends. Can you read the manual? The Quickstart would tell you how too.

-Hybrid.

p.s. - The Short Answer is 'Yes'.

Although presets are useful, I reccommend toying around with whatever one you choose in order to a) get the results you desire and b) to experiment with how each attribute changes the appearance. Doing this will make things easier for you when working on other lightsaber based / neonglow effects in the future.

You could also just import that picture of a saber as stock, set the blending to screen then rotoscope it onto your footage, applying grading filters to it where needed.

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Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 1:29am

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

Turd Furguson wrote:

Can anyone make a lightsaber that looks like this
That all depends. Can you read the manual? The Quickstart would tell you how too.

-Hybrid.

p.s. - The Short Answer is 'Yes'.
i already tried to i couldnt so i need help on it
Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 1:56am

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Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 7:22am

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I would recommend looking into my lightsaber tutorial, which is available here. smile
Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 6:29pm

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Hmm...it just occurred to me, what if he means with the more intense glow at the right side of the saber in the picture? Say, if the right side had the hilt on it - then there would be a brighter glow right at the base. If so, that would be an interesting question to which I don't have the answer, unfortunately. razz
Posted: Mon, 21st Aug 2006, 11:50pm

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I would have to agree with frodo there! he does look like he wants the right of it brighter. i am pretty sure this can be done in adobe after effects real easily but in elab or vlab it might take a while!

EDIT: If you don't care about time i would suggest rotoscoping the sword and then copy (edit to your likes) it and then go back using the square mask or whatever you want and add a very large feather and mask out half or if you have a very very large feather mask out the whole thing and using keyframe animation make it work out to the best of your abilities other wise i don't think it could be done in e/vLab!
Posted: Tue, 22nd Aug 2006, 1:20am

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jrg2134 wrote:

I would have to agree with frodo there! he does look like he wants the right of it brighter. i am pretty sure this can be done in adobe after effects real easily but in elab or vlab it might take a while!
Been doing some fiddling, I think it's definitely a good idea to have two types of saber glow gradient, I'll explain.

The current saber glow works from inside the saber (at the core) and then outwards. So you can change the glows colour from the inside > out.

If it were possible to add a gradiant which runs along the saber then it'd be great. I'm pretty sure it's possible as it's essentially just a colour gradient (like the filter) bound to the sabers origin.

I've just logged this suggestion into the beta system. Perhaps it'll appear in a future version as until then I'm unaware of an easy way to achieve this effect in any program - AE won't be able to do this any easier.

-Hybrid.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Aug 2006, 10:01pm

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you could go back over all the frames after doing them regularly and then add a little stubby 4-point of the same width at the bottom of the saber. I haven't tried this and it might look crappy and also it would take a lot of time, so I personally wouldn't use it for a long clip
Posted: Fri, 25th Aug 2006, 10:58pm

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In my previous post i added the suggestion to copy your layer and then mask part of it out and feather it and i found out it does work that way. You may mask it out and then it looks weird but if you adjust it right it should work out in the end! biggrin