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Muzzle Flash Weapon Lighting [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 6th Oct 2007, 11:22pm

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FXhomer19708

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What do I need to do to create weapon lighting? For the life of me I cant find it online, in the manuals, or tutorials - I just got the program yesterday and am on a very tight deadline - thoughts?

Also, I saw a tutorial that included the bleach bypass effect but found it nowhere in my program and I know I bought the PRO version - ?

Carlos
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 12:25am

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Bucees

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Welcome dude, Um If you want to make a muzzel flash that looks like lightning just click and drag the muzzel flash pict. from youre tool box, then drop it in the display window, then in the properties of that effect delete the default image that makes the preset, and then click on the blue folder in the upright cornor of that window and you should get another window with a list of imges, then select the images to be thumbnails so you can see what they are, scroll down until you find 3 or picts of lightning bolts and click open and then wa la!!!



or you can go here: http://fxhome.com/presets/view/311/blue-lightning
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 12:32am

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Axeman

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The best way to create the flash of light caused by a muzzle flash is to do it practically, with a light on set. If you want to do it in post, there is a muzzle glow available within the controls of each muzzle flash, which will create a brighter area around the muzzle flash. For more realistic results, use a mask to limit this light to closer objects, such as the person holding the gun. You could also use an optics effect to achieve the same results if you felt like it, but the muzzle glow controls give you pretty good control.

Bleach bypass is a feature exclusive to VisionLab Studio. The grading filters incuded in EffectsLab is somewhat limited when compared to CompositeLab or VisionLab, as these programs are more designed with grading in mind.
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 1:06am

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FXhomer19708

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Thanks Axeman - I was under the impression that it sould be a separate element. Thanks!
Posted: Sun, 7th Oct 2007, 2:41am

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Bucees

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OOOOOOOHHHHHHH!!!! LIGHTING not LIGHTNING, Sorry about that dude, your pretty annoyed with me i guess.LOL biggrin