What Program Should I Get?
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 8:01pm
Post 1 of 15
Anybody know which program i gives better lightsaber results?
Maya (it it true they used this for Ep 1?)
axogen um something like that
and name some other programs that can make lightsabers.
im looking for a program under about $2500
and which should i get first? a camera or a high quality lightsaber program?
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 8:09pm
Post 2 of 15
They probably used maya for ep1 but the version they used is like $10,000
In a 3d application you do lightsabres quite a different way than in afeter effects or photoshop
It depends on how you want to do them
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 9:08pm
Post 3 of 15
Why don't you just use AlamDV2 for lightsabers?
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 9:15pm
Post 4 of 15
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 9:15pm
Post 5 of 15
if i use alamdv2 for the sabers someone needs to make them better.
like make it so the glow gradually radients out from light to dark. and make the glow seethrough like say ure using purple you can see through it but everythink looks purple. (more realistic)
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 11:54pm
Post 6 of 15
AlamDV2 lightswords do have the correct glow which you can easily change the size of - it get more transparent towards the edges and the luminocity key in AlamDV2 luminates the background better that almost any other application.
Check the manual to make sure you are using them correctly - and use the blur lightsword render function as well. If you use it correctly AlamDV2 should be the easiest and fastest way to make the best lightswords.
Posted: Fri, 1st Nov 2002, 11:59pm
Post 7 of 15
That is exactly how the AlamDV2 lightsabers work.
There are many different AlamDV2 lightsaber plugins - perhaps you're using the wrong one? Try out some of the other ones, as AlamDV2 is by far the easiest and quickest way of adding lightsabers and, in my experience, also achieves the best results.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 12:19am
Post 8 of 15
Buy AlamDV, and go and spend the remaining $2440 on Big Macs or something you nuttah
Alam rules for that purpose, it produces top class effects!
As Yoda would say:
'Alam create effect best, use wisely'
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 12:22am
Post 9 of 15
Looks like Anita already has alamdv, which is why I'm surprised she isn't a fan of its lightsaber capabilities.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 2:06am
Post 10 of 15
looks like i get the point but wheres the blur ratio?
im a boy i just messed um my name (its my moms name)
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 2:16am
Post 11 of 15
Or just spend the remaining $2400 or what ever on just a normal Mac . . .
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 2:34am
Post 12 of 15
HOW DO I GET THE BLUR RATIO???????????
and what ur trying to say is that alamdv had better quality sabers than adobe AE or maya?
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 5:06am
Post 13 of 15
Adobe AE and Maya arent acctually made for lightsabres unlike alamdv2.
But they still make good lightsabres.
I think you should buy AE, Maya or 3ds max they're very useful for other things as well
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 8:03am
Post 14 of 15
I think he's waiting for a answer on blur ( not the group )
I don't think tarn has done a tutorial on that yet....
I look forward to it when he does.
Posted: Sat, 2nd Nov 2002, 10:08am
Post 15 of 15
Firstly you don't need to use the blue - all it does is smooth things out in the end. To increase the size of the glow just use the glow slider.
The blur option is on the render dialog.
Lastly, to suggest making live action lightswords in maya is complete madness - not only would it take a lifetime but the results wouldn't be any better than doing it other ways. ILM use an assortment of programs to make them depending upon the scene.