You are viewing an archive of the old fxhome.com forums. The community has since moved to hitfilm.com.

I can't make a light saber with a curve on the top [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 15th Feb 2007, 7:35pm

Post 1 of 7

Effects master

Force: 400 | Joined: 12th Feb 2007 | Posts: 23

EffectsLab Pro User MacOS User FXhome Movie Maker

Gold Member

I can't make a light sword with a curve on the top.
I can just make a curve on the left side and on the right side of the light saber.
TELL ME HOW TO MAKE IT NOW!!!
Posted: Thu, 15th Feb 2007, 7:49pm

Post 2 of 7

film freak

Force: 1353 | Joined: 18th Sep 2004 | Posts: 1109

Windows User MacOS User

Member

Are you using freehand mode or 4-point?

Last edited Thu, 15th Feb 2007, 8:01pm; edited 1 times in total.

Posted: Thu, 15th Feb 2007, 7:58pm

Post 3 of 7

pixelboy

Force: 3000 | Joined: 13th Feb 2005 | Posts: 439

VisionLab User VideoWrap User FXpreset Maker FXhome Movie Maker Windows User

Gold Member

Actually, the four-point system allows for both hilt and tip curves. My guess, FXhomer26737, is that you are drawing the top points on the side of your shape. Make sure that the first two points you set are on the bottom of your prop (near the handle) and the last two points are at the tip. This way, when your set your tip curve, the curve will appear at the top of your shape. If you are still having difficulties, be sure to check the Neon Light video tutorial: http://fxhome.com/support/vidtutes/?t=4&f=%2Bcat%3A3&cat=3
Hope that helps. biggrin
Posted: Thu, 15th Feb 2007, 7:58pm

Post 4 of 7

Joshua Davies

Force: 25400 | Joined: 21st Mar 2001 | Posts: 3029

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXpreset Maker Windows User MacOS User

FXhome Team Member

You can have a curve on the 4-point hilt and tip. If you are getting them on the sides you are drawing the 4 points in the wrong order!

Check the video tutorials to find out the order you should be drawing them in (2 points at the hilt, then 2 points at the tip).
Posted: Thu, 15th Feb 2007, 8:04pm

Post 5 of 7

film freak

Force: 1353 | Joined: 18th Sep 2004 | Posts: 1109

Windows User MacOS User

Member

pixelboy wrote:

Actually, the four-point system allows for both hilt and tip curves.
Oh. I didn't know that. I haven't ever made a curved lightsaber blade in Effectslab, but I didn't think the 4-point system could make one.


Film Freak
Posted: Fri, 16th Feb 2007, 6:13am

Post 6 of 7

Axeman

Force: 17995 | Joined: 20th Jan 2002 | Posts: 6124

VisionLab User VideoWrap User PhotoKey 5 Pro User MuzzlePlug User PowerPlug User PhotoKey 3 Plug-in User FXhome Movie Maker FXpreset Maker MacOS User

SuperUser

FXhomer26737 wrote:

TELL ME HOW TO MAKE IT NOW!!!
Maybe you didn't read the manual (which covers point placement), or look at any of the tutorials, but at least you were polite and friendly about asking for help.
Posted: Fri, 16th Feb 2007, 7:45pm

Post 7 of 7

Mandalorian

Force: 1905 | Joined: 24th Feb 2006 | Posts: 266

VisionLab User VideoWrap User Windows User

Gold Member

Axeman wrote:

FXhomer26737 wrote:

TELL ME HOW TO MAKE IT NOW!!!
Maybe you didn't read the manual (which covers point placement), or look at any of the tutorials, but at least you were polite and friendly about asking for help.
That's what i thought. If you read the manual, which is probably the first thing you should do when you get a new anything, it tells you everything. If you're too lazy, just watch the video tutorials in the support section.