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Lightsaber passing

Posted: Wed, 1st Oct 2008, 6:06am

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Darth Fughog

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Hi All,
Im trying to do a lightsaber effect and it's working well so far but the lightsaber passes behind a person and I don't know how to fix it......
Posted: Wed, 1st Oct 2008, 6:31am

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Axeman

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Its a bit unclear from your post what the problem actually is, but I'm guessing you want to add a mask to the effect, in the area the person should cover.
Posted: Wed, 1st Oct 2008, 8:11am

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Darth Fughog

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Ummm... The lightsaber passes by a person and I want the saber to "go away" when it passes by the person.
Posted: Wed, 1st Oct 2008, 8:18am

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sfbmovieco

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You need to create a mask in the shape of the person you want the saber to go behind.
Posted: Wed, 1st Oct 2008, 8:21am

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Darth Fughog

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Yep done that, but no key frame is showing up.
Posted: Wed, 1st Oct 2008, 12:18pm

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The Strider

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It may be easiest to watch the tutorials if you haven't already. If, once you have made a mask, there are no keyframes as you said, you may have simply neglected to lock the mask and animate it. If that doesn't make any sense, I definitely recommend watching the tutorials for masking.