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Help with EffectsLab sound and lightsabres. [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 9th Nov 2006, 10:48pm

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mastersmithson

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Hey guys. I have some questions:

1) When I render the film, I have a no sound. Why is this? there is when I record it onto the cam

2) When watching any film with lightsabers in, they always seem so smooth, how is this done? When I do it (makeing fresh, frame by frame) it seems jaggy.


Thanks
Posted: Thu, 9th Nov 2006, 11:24pm

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Wizard

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mastersmithson wrote:

1) When I render the film, I have a no sound. Why is this? there is when I record it onto the cam
In order to retain sound when you render, the project must be set up accordingly. There have been quite a few topics where this has been discussed recently, one of which can be found here, where I breifly go over the projects requirements.

mastersmithson wrote:

2) When watching any film with lightsabers in, they always seem so smooth, how is this done? When I do it (makeing fresh, frame by frame) it seems jaggy.
Does the neon light effect appear "jaggy" before you have rendered, or after? If it is after, the reason your results are different could be due to a lack of "Feather" added to the effect. Many tend to add a slight feather (roughly 3-5 in many cases), which softens the hard, and some times jaggy edge. With out this, your effect may not appear as smooth as desired.

If you are noticing this before you render, it could be a result of having your canvas quality set to a lower quality, such as "Half". If this is the case, you can increase the quality by clicking "Canvas" from the menu bar, and selecting one of the higher settings ("Full", or "Anti-aliased").

In some instances, when roto-scoping, you may notice that there appear to be lines through the effect. While these are present when creating the effect, they will not be there in the rendered version.

Hope that clears things up.
Wizard.
Posted: Fri, 10th Nov 2006, 12:09am

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mastersmithson

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Thanks for the help, I will have a go tomorrow,. It is 12am over here so bed time for me!

Is there any easier way to do the saber thing? Or must we make a new one each time?
Posted: Fri, 10th Nov 2006, 9:17am

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Cogz

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I'd check out the video tutorials in particular the neon light effects engine. I think it will give you a good insight into how it works, and get you up to speed using our product.

http://fxhome.com/support/vidtutes/?t=4&f=%2Bcat%3A3&cat=3