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HP Beam Help

Posted: Fri, 24th Sep 2010, 2:49am

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2xZProductions

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Okay, so as some of you may have seen, I posted a video a little bit ago of a Harry Potter thing.
The wand beams looks okay, but because I do not have the lightning engine, it is ridiculously hard to make the beams.

When using the waves filter, the beams move around toward both emitters too much, which bothers me. If anyone was willing to give me peices of stock footage to work with or lightning stock footage, thanks.

Please do not bother telling me to look at the AlamDV2 plug-in area, it is not containing anything of sufficient interest to me.

Cheers.

2xZ
Posted: Sat, 25th Sep 2010, 3:06pm

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Helge

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Hi 2xZ,

I didn't notice this before but the lightning engine is not part of EffectsLab indeed. If you need to have some kind of lightning like effect between two moving points, prerendered footage might be a possible solution. But it would still be quite challenging to make it fit the movement perfectly. (Beside that, you would be somewhat limited when it comes to customizing the effects shape/appearance.)

Maybe you could use EffectLab's NeonLight Engine. Using a freehand shape this might get you close to the effect you are looking for.



cu,
Helge
Posted: Sat, 25th Sep 2010, 3:18pm

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2xZProductions

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I understand I could very well use either of these filters, but creating the movement to each of these would be furthermore difficult. I have tried it before, but things just did not work...
If anyone has any stock footage of any kind, I would be happy to take it (selfish me). But the neon light would prove to be extremely time consuming.
Posted: Wed, 24th Nov 2010, 2:06pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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You could download the free version of visionlab