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How to do Lightning Energy

Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 12:50pm

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Torrit

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Hi Guys,

I want to re-create the effect where somebody pushes their hand at another character and a stream of lightning comes out of their hand for a few seconds supposedly knocking the other character back. I think there is a scene in the last star wars movie. Can I do this with Effects lab Pro?

Cheers guys

Tom
Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 3:09pm

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Terminal Velocity

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You can use the Neon Light engine to manually create lightning, but the better way to do it is with VisionLab Studio. However, it is a lot cheaper to buy PowerPlug than to upgrade to Vlab. Which scene are you talking about? I haven't seen it frown so I'm not sure.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 3:10pm

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Axeman

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Yes you can, but perhaps not as easily as with VisionLab. VisionLab has a lightning engine, which enables you to create lightning effects with a great deal of control, whereas EffectsLab requires that you use a couple of different methods to achieve the effect.

Firstly, there are a couple of presets that use the neon light engine to create lightning; you can take a look at them on the presets page to see what they look like. Search for lightning and find the ones that work in EffectsLab.

And secondly, you can use stock footage. there are a number of lightning effects here that can easily be composited into your footage.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 3:18pm

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Terminal Velocity

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Axeman wrote:

Yes you can, but perhaps not as easily as with VisionLab. VisionLab has a lightning engine, which enables you to create lightning effects with a great deal of control, whereas EffectsLab requires that you use a couple of different methods to achieve the effect.

Firstly, there are a couple of presets that use the neon light engine to create lightning; you can take a look at them on the presets page to see what they look like. Search for lightning and find the ones that work in EffectsLab.

And secondly, you can use stock footage. there are a number of lightning effects here that can easily be composited into your footage.
And Axeman, about the plugins...why can't I put them into Elab? Am I supposed to be importing media, or image stream? Because I don't know. It's going to cause me permanent emotional trauma.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 3:40pm

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Torrit

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Hi Guys, Thanks for the replies.

This is what I was after

http://www.fabbricantidiuniversi.it/starwars/immagini/palpatine1.JPG

Cheers

Tom
Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 5:15pm

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Axeman

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Really Big Gun Studios - PowerPlug is only cheaper if you already have After Effects, which is required to run it and is significantly more expensive than VisionLab.

As far as importing plug-ins, if its a single image, use import media. If its an image stream, use Import image stream. Make sure you navigate all the way in to the images, and that you aren't trying to import folders.
Posted: Wed, 22nd Apr 2009, 7:42pm

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Terminal Velocity

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Axeman wrote:

Really Big Gun Studios - PowerPlug is only cheaper if you already have After Effects, which is required to run it and is significantly more expensive than VisionLab.
Oh...didn't know that.
Posted: Sat, 1st Jan 2011, 2:34am

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FXhomer99766

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help!, i cant download the preset from
http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/category/66/electrical


pleases help me out
Posted: Sat, 1st Jan 2011, 4:47am

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Axeman

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You can't download plug-ins from the site unless you have registered software. The downloads are for software owners only.