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Star Wars like blaster [ANSWER]

Posted: Sat, 23rd Feb 2008, 7:17pm

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Filmguy2008

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Any recommendations on which of the laser presets would most closely resemble that of the blaster guns in Star Wars? The rapid fire is too... well, rapid. Thanks.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Feb 2008, 11:06pm

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FXhomer46784

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Personally, I like the "Droideka" preset, but the rapid fire one is good too if you just adjust the speed somewhat.

There really aren't that many presets available for the laser engine, so ultimately you'll probably just need to find something close and tweak it.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Feb 2008, 11:17pm

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Jabooza

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You can also look at a frame with a laser from SW and try to make a preset that matches it.
Posted: Sat, 23rd Feb 2008, 11:26pm

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Filmguy2008

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how do you change the amount of time in between each laser fired?
Posted: Sat, 23rd Feb 2008, 11:38pm

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Filmguy2008

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Maybe it's best to just use the Droideka for each sigle shot fired...
Posted: Sat, 23rd Feb 2008, 11:54pm

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FXhomer46784

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Filmguy2008 wrote:

Maybe it's best to just use the Droideka for each sigle shot fired...
You could to this if you'd like. I have done it that way in the past.


Filmguy2008 wrote:

how do you change the amount of time in between each laser fired?
Expand the "Attributes" track. Your looking for the line called "Time". Just drag the keyframes on this line further apart to slow the lasers down (the ones that are touching should still be touching however, or the laser will go in reverse).

Note: A frame with a value of 0 in this field means the laser is at the origin, while a value of 100 means its at the destination



Hope this helps!
Posted: Sun, 24th Feb 2008, 10:00pm

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Filmguy2008

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I'll give it a shot. Thanks for the info.