Beating a dead horse with a Lightsaber
Posted: Mon, 8th Jul 2002, 12:59pm
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OK I have been over this before... but will someone tell me what we can do to ROUND OFF the tips of the lightsabers? Look at the latest film if you dont know what I am talking about? (MELTING with a lightsaber) I think its called.
Anyway with this 4-CLICK lightsaber method, it is Darn near impossible to make rounded Lightsaber tips. They just look unfinished to me. Can someone help me out on this?
Posted: Mon, 8th Jul 2002, 1:02pm
Post 2 of 18
i must say that i agree with you...
when i was doing that movie, i used the Episode 1 lightsabers, but i have also used the newest ones, like Magenta12 and Green12, and they r perfect, it's just there isn't a red in them yet
otherwise i would of used that...
i think the ligthsaber16 plugin (at least i think that's what it is called) is similar with 16 different colours in, try using that one...
Posted: Mon, 8th Jul 2002, 1:18pm
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Cool thanks I will check it out. I still am about 4 upgrades behind everyone. I am being a slacker because I dont want to have to reinstall all of my plug ins.
I am going to do a film soon and want the Sabers to look GOOD. not like open ended shafts of light. I am curious as to see how the Guys at ILM make thiers. I have done it using Photoshop.. but I do have to say ALAM-DVs way is SO much nicer!!!
Posted: Mon, 8th Jul 2002, 1:28pm
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if u r worried about unzipping all the plug-ins again - dont be, u can just move the plug-ins folder out, uninstall alam, reinstall the new version, move the folder back and voila!!!
although u will still have to install them through alam "you have 100 new plug-ins, this will tear ur computer apart as it installs all of them, have a nice day" LMAO
it shouldn't take too long to reinstall them into alam really...
Posted: Tue, 9th Jul 2002, 5:16pm
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TMM, I tried doing that before, but I ended up with an insurmountable 'script error'. I ended up having to delete everything and then re-unzipping the plugins one by one; any idea what could've been the problem?
Posted: Tue, 9th Jul 2002, 5:21pm
Post 6 of 18
i have never had that problem, are u running on a mac or on a pc...
i am running on a pc with win2k, and it works fine doing that method...
Posted: Tue, 9th Jul 2002, 10:56pm
Post 7 of 18
1st off which lightsword plugin are you using? the curved version of the ALAMDV1_lightsword should make the tips "rounded". Lastly the script error could be that the plugins are not in the correct directory for the newer version. The plugins have to be in the proper DIR or it can puke on itself. What I am getting at is that the plugin DIR for 2.09 and back had a different Directroy structure than the current 2.1 setup. And if I remember right the plugin DIR structure changed more than once. Which version are you running BTW? Running an older version with a newer or fixed plugin may cause it to burb and gag too...
Posted: Wed, 10th Jul 2002, 8:20am
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I'm running the prog on a PC, Win98SE. Now that I'm using the latest version (2.1), everything is a-ok
Posted: Wed, 10th Jul 2002, 9:01am
Post 9 of 18
Well as AverageJoe said some of the Lightsword plugins have rounded ends but it also important you are clicking correctly - do both hilt clicks first then both tips in a clockwise or anti clockwise action.
Posted: Tue, 16th Jul 2002, 10:47pm
Post 10 of 18
"Anti clockwise". That's a new one
I like it though.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jul 2002, 1:22pm
Post 11 of 18
Ok When I make my lightsabers... I Start the 4 point light saber ALAMDV1 style on the handles. The light stops just short of the handle. So I have to click well down into the handle to make the blade. THEN the glow that is added just drowns the hands...
Am I doing something wrong? I have tried doing this with the MASTERS sword... the GREEN sword... the MAGENTA sword... the ALAMDV sword...
Thanks for helping
Posted: Wed, 17th Jul 2002, 4:21pm
Post 12 of 18
When doing the 4-click method, keep your set glow down extremely low. I often have mine at a 2-4
Posted: Wed, 17th Jul 2002, 7:44pm
Post 13 of 18
Oh no its not the GLOW thats the problem... its the BLADE itself it doesnt reach the handle. Unless I place the bottom 2 points well into the handle itself. Then when the glow is added it just overspills.
I will try it again tonight and vary it up.
Posted: Wed, 17th Jul 2002, 7:56pm
Post 14 of 18
make sure you click the points in a circle.
click lower right
click lower left
click upper left
click upper right
Posted: Fri, 19th Jul 2002, 9:13am
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Posted: Mon, 22nd Jul 2002, 12:49pm
Post 16 of 18
I HAVE tried clicking from:
It works FINE for the ALAMDV lightsaber. But the NEW sabers like the master, or Magenta or Green.. etc. It does NOT reach the hilt if you use the same technique as for the ALAMDV lightsaber. And to be honest this is rather dissappointing. The newer colers and glows look better than the alamdv1 sabers...
I will get around to emailing the makers of thes new blades and ask them to see if they can fix this error.
Thanks for the help all!
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 4:28am
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Animal abuse is just plain sick. period. (I do NOT coinsider horse racing abuse.)
Posted: Mon, 29th Jul 2002, 2:53pm
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Thank you for the heartfelt response Flashback!!
We appreciate your candor.