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costum saber

Posted: Wed, 6th May 2009, 4:32pm

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FXhomer56360

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hello, i am new here. i have a question:
can i make my own saber?
i mean like the lightsaber but with my own image.i want a Cucumber as lightsaber. is it possible?
Posted: Wed, 6th May 2009, 8:14pm

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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so instead of light emitting from the saber, you want an image of a cucumber? simply enough, get an image of a cucumber and add it to the project. make sure it's got an alpha channel, otherwise add a garbage matte around it. then simply rotoscope the image if fit your look.
Posted: Wed, 6th May 2009, 9:48pm

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spydurhank

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Are you holding a cucumber in your video clip?
If so... you can use the "free hand shape" tool thing instead of using the 4 point tool. It takes more time since you'd have to adjust the free hand points one by one and frame by frame.
Posted: Wed, 6th May 2009, 11:35pm

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you can use the "free hand shape" tool thing instead of using the 4 point tool. It takes more time since you'd have to adjust the free hand points one by one and frame by frame.
actually, that wouldn't be necessary since the garbage matte would follow the cucumber's shape wherever it goes. therefore, all you would have to do is adjust the quad points of the object
Posted: Thu, 7th May 2009, 5:44am

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FXhomer56360

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thanks for help. can somebody give me a tutorial for that??
Posted: Sun, 10th May 2009, 9:49pm

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Darth Stazz the Powerful

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All you would have to do is open up a new project with your video. Then, get a picture of a cucumber and import it into the project.

Next, put the cucumber image onto the timeline where you wish for the effect to begin. Click on "matte" below the cucumber's name and then select "garbage matte."

After, select "freehand" from the right side of the screen and begin drawing around the shape of the cucumber. Close the shape and increase the smoothness of the mask if you wish.

Click "animate" from the right and then click "Invert Shape." Now you should have just the image of the cucumber on top of your footage.

All that's left to do is move the quad points to where you see fit and rotoscope the video. Afterwards you can apply a couple of grading objects to blend the picture with your footage.

Please reply with any questions.
Posted: Mon, 11th May 2009, 8:06pm

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FXhomer56360

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Thank you all for you help!!! it helped!! thanks;)