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keyframing effects - what am I doing wrong!

Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 2:00am

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moviemaker555

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how can I fix the floating blades in this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1tneXEa7KM&feature=channel_page
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 5:27am

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FXhomer88905

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I'm no expert, but from my limited experience it looks like the floating blades are the result of tweening between frames where the lightsaber in question is suppose to be off camera.

For example, when the girl with the green lightsaber ducks the first time her lightsaber is off camera, and initailly it looks like you moved the neon light for the saber off screen. As she gets back up and her saber reapears the green glow floats in and realigns with her sword.

If I'm correct then you just need to go back in and add more keyframes.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 7:59am

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spydurhank

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yeah dude your key frames are off just a tad bit. biggrin
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 8:11am

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Axeman

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You have the right idea as far as moving it out of rame when its off screen. What you need to do is move the playhead to the frame immediately before it reappears, and drag it off screen again, so there are keyframes at either end of the section where it is absent.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 8:34pm

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moviemaker555

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I am not sure what you mean Axeman by "playhead", I know what keyframes all, but I still don't getr what you are saying.
Posted: Tue, 16th Dec 2008, 9:11pm

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Axeman

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The playhead marks the frame you are currently on, on the timeline. It outlines that frame with a thin grey line. Any time you adjust the parameters of an effect, such as the lightsaber location, it creates a keyframe on the frame where they playhead is currently located.