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Still lightsaber hilts

Posted: Mon, 23rd Sep 2002, 10:05pm

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Robersdee

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Hey everybody, I am kind of new here, and I was just wondering if someone could quick slap a plug-in together for me. I just need some misc lightsaber hilts, no animations or anything. Im pretty sure there are renders availible out there, I just dont exaclty know how to make a plug-in yet (I'll work on that)

Thanks for any help!!

-Fett
Posted: Thu, 26th Sep 2002, 6:36pm

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wpl

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hows this?
Posted: Thu, 26th Sep 2002, 6:37pm

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wpl

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or this
Posted: Thu, 26th Sep 2002, 6:38pm

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wpl

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or this
Posted: Thu, 26th Sep 2002, 6:45pm

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ada1989

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Wow, that was great,i hope this will be the plug-in for Alamdv eek
Posted: Thu, 26th Sep 2002, 9:27pm

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Robersdee

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And if it's not too much to ask, could someone throw some like those into a plug-in? I dont know how yet, and if it's hard or time consuming then just dont worry about it. I just want to do some force pulling of a lightsaber from off the ground in a saber battle.

Thanks again for any help!!!

-Fett lol
Posted: Fri, 27th Sep 2002, 2:21am

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wpl

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sure sure

I will make them as stills and then you can move them

which ones did you want I have the meshes for all
Posted: Fri, 27th Sep 2002, 5:03am

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Axeman

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Here's the trick for force-pulling a lightsaber from the ground: -- fishing line. Tie fishing line around the hilt, and pull it up into the air from off camera. Then cut to your character ccatching it, as someone throws it to him from off camera. It is quick, easy, and very effective.

I used this technique in 'Jedi Victorious' in the cinema section, if you want to see it in action. You cannot see the fishing line at all.
Posted: Fri, 27th Sep 2002, 5:49pm

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Robersdee

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If you could I really like all three of those. And thanks for the tip with the fishing line, I will have to try that. And Im downloading your movie right now smile

Thanks!!!

-Fett
Posted: Sat, 28th Sep 2002, 2:00am

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wpl

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I made a saber flying spinning by throwing the fishing line over a tree branch!!! it was cool!! cool
Posted: Sat, 28th Sep 2002, 10:33am

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ada1989

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Can you aslo make Count Dooku's lightsaber hilts

like this: http://www.masterreplicas.com/StarWars/ProductsDookuSaber.asp?sid=

THank
Posted: Sun, 29th Sep 2002, 2:50pm

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wpl

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the maul saber won't render right sad sorry

do you want the dooku hilt? I can find a mesh for that if you want.
Posted: Sun, 29th Sep 2002, 3:41pm

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danmec

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just going back to the fishing line method of getting a lightsaber, if you use Premiere, wouldnt it be easier to throw the saber on the ground, then reverse it (by setting the speed to -100), as then you can see the whole shot of the saber coming off the ground into your hand and it looks cool and magical

dan
Posted: Sun, 6th Oct 2002, 6:58pm

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Robersdee

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I never really replied and said thank you for making those sabers. So thats what Im doing now, Thanks!!
And thank-you everyone else for your ideas about the whole lightsaber pull effect. I think I will experiment with all of them. I just have Studio 7, but my school's TV class has AVID (I know that reverses clips) and I think you can in Final Cut Pro as well( I'm just learning how to use it)

Thanks tons!

_Fett