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Neon Lightsaber Help [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 1st Dec 2007, 7:08pm

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Skatingecko

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I'm having neon trouble help. I put 4 points on the sword just like the tuts: and I skip every frame that nothing happens, I just do the ones that need rotoscoping. But since VisionLab autmatically tweens, the 4point starts to go toward the next keyframe AFTER the one I'm on, like shown: mad (note:pictures might take a little time to load)



So my solution was to draw every single keyframe, and now it looks Star WArs EP 4 A NEw Hope. Like shown: wall



Give replies and Tips plz! burst
Posted: Sat, 1st Dec 2007, 10:33pm

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The Flying Fox

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Try changing the framerate of the project, find out the framerate of your video, then change the framerate of your project, this should eliminate all those "spare" frames.
Posted: Sat, 1st Dec 2007, 11:02pm

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BackOfTheHearse

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Actually, it's probably just a need to create a keyframe...

Say your actor is standing still for awhile... enough to where you do not need to move the saber for a few frames. When you get to the last frame with no movement, click on the effect to create a new keyframe. You don't need to move it, just click it. That will set a keyframe, and that will be the start of where the saber starts tweening from. Make sure that you have a keyframe at the BEGINNING of the "standstill" sequence of frames too.

That way, it will do the following:

1. Tween to the first keyframe of the sequence where the saber doesn't move.
2. Use PREVIOUS keyframe to tween to the LAST keyframe of the "standstill" sequence. (i.e. it will "tween" between the keyframes, but not actually move anywhere)
3. Tween from that last keyframe from the "standstill" to wherever you place your next keyframe for movement.

Did I explain that well?
Posted: Sun, 2nd Dec 2007, 12:28am

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Skatingecko

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I understand it in a way, but say the actor is not standing still. Say I have a 3 frame short animation. In the first frame, the saber is in the middle of the movement. 2nd frame, same thing. Then I go to a third frame, where the picture changes. Then I put neon. The neon is aligned on the 1st and 3rd because I dont create a keyframe every single frame. But the 1st and 2nd frame are the same yet in the 2nd frame the neon tweens to be in the middle of the 1st and 3rd movements. So the neon goes off the saber. And thanks Flying Fox, I will try what you said, although I'm trying to find a way to find the frame rate of the original video.
Posted: Sun, 2nd Dec 2007, 12:43am

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Skatingecko

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OMG THANKS SO MUCH! BOTH OF YA! THE FRAMERATE THING WORKED, AND SO DID YOURS, BACKOFTHEHEARSE! COULDN'T THANK YOU MORE, ITS BETTER NOW. hugegrin clap