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Lightsaber Reflections

Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2009, 4:29pm

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StupidLikeAFox

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Okay!

First of all this is what we will be creating (The lightsaber in the window)

http://s373.photobucket.com/albums/oo177/Action104/?action=view&current=Nosoundinwindow.flv

So lets get started...

First of all I will not be showing you any methods of creating a lightsaber in this tutorial so I will be using a preset

The preset I will be using can be found here

http://fxhome.com/presets/view/1862/anakin%27s-episode-iii-lightsaber

Okay so first start of with your clip, for this tutorial I will be using the clip you just watched but will not have the lightsaber reflection.

Right here is my footage



Okay so the red circle shows my lightsaber prop in the window.

What you want to do is get the lightsaber preset and make a normal mask around the lightsaber prop in the window (Keep all the attributes the same for now.)

Okay it should look something like this



Okay now what you want to do is mask the lightsaber prop in the window throughout the whole of your clip. If you don't see it, it might be behind an object etc so don't mask randomly anywhere.

Okay once you have done that lower the transparency of the lightsaber to about 20

Then go to the neon glow and change the

Size to: 62

and

Spread to: 19

Leave all the rest of the attributes as they are.

Your Size and Spread may differ due to different footage like how light/dark it is.

Okay that's the end.

This is my final shot picture of it at the end



Action104
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2009, 4:43pm

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Biblmac

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Nice tutorial, I understood it and will use this information in the future.
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2009, 5:14pm

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StupidLikeAFox

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Biblmac wrote:

Nice tutorial, I understood it and will use this information in the future.
Thanks Biblmac, much appreciated
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2009, 9:13pm

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FX Stopmotion CGI Films

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Great tutorial I have a clip I am editing with a mirror and a lightsaber so that was very useful smile
Posted: Sun, 4th Jan 2009, 9:14pm

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StupidLikeAFox

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SFX Stopmotion CGI Films wrote:

Great tutorial I have a clip I am editing with a mirror and a lightsaber so that was very useful smile
Thanks!
Posted: Wed, 21st Jan 2009, 12:16am

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Tgdrake

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haha... I remember seeing an Indy Mogul BFX test film where the guy was holding a lsaber saying "Im gonna rob a bank with this!" and in the mirror behind him he was holding a hilt with a stick attached....hehe

EDIT:
BTW, great tutorial.
Posted: Wed, 21st Jan 2009, 6:11pm

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cavickers

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although i could have thought of that myself it could be useful to some beginers