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fire swords

Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 3:23am

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win93

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can i make fire swords w/ effects lab pro?
Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 5:46am

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Axeman

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Yes, there are several ways that you could do this, but depending on the exact look you are after you may or may not be pleased with the results.

The particle engine could be used, but the emitter can't currently be animated to match the shape of the blade, so it gets a bit tricky. The muzzle flash engine could be used, always pointing from the hilt toward the tip, and shaped to match the blade, but it might end up animating too fast to look like actual fire. Also, you could use stock footage such as this old AlamDV plug-in and composite that to match your blade's movement. Which takes a lot of time and patience.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 6:13am

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win93

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so... i downloaded the alamdv plugin but didnt noe how to use it - - can u help me w/ that?

thanks
Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 6:16am

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win93

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do i import it like other presets? cuz there are multiple files in da zip.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Jun 2007, 9:55am

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Wizard

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The method of import depends on the type of plug-in you are working with. When importing a single image, select "File">"Import media...", then navigate to the location of the image you would like to import, select it, and click "Open".

When importing a plug-in consisting of a series of images, select "File">"Import image stream...", then navigate to the folder containing the series of images, select it, and click "OK". This option combines the series of images into a single sequence, which when added to the timeline, takes up the same amount of space as one object. The images will also play in succession, just as a movie file would.

Files can also be imported into EffectsLab through the "Media Browser", which you will likely soon discover. If you have not already, I suggest watching the video tutorials provided by FXhome, as well as giving the manual a quick read; both of which will answer many questions you may have.

Enjoy the program.
Wizard.