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Transparent Beam?

Posted: Thu, 6th Mar 2003, 1:18pm

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Retromedia

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There may already be a plug-in like this that I've missed in searching the site, but... I want to add shafts of light like that coming from a flashlight in a dark foggy room, or shooting down to the floor from the sun thru a big window. I thought of using the light saber plug-in, but there's no transparency slider. Need to actually see through the light.

Any suggestions?

FRED
Posted: Thu, 6th Mar 2003, 3:01pm

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Andreas

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To make it look realistic i would do it IRL. but there is a plugin maybe u can use. u can change the transparenty with the slider.

http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/plugins/plugininfo.php?id=857

Hope it helps /Andy
Posted: Thu, 6th Mar 2003, 3:22pm

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b4uask30male

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or put a mask over it and change the trans on the mask
Posted: Thu, 6th Mar 2003, 3:25pm

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Andreas

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yeah that would work good to, if u dont wanna put some other fx ontop of everything
Posted: Thu, 6th Mar 2003, 7:40pm

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I'll give it a shot. I've got the Shine program, but sometimes that looks a little too stagey for me.
FRED
Posted: Fri, 7th Mar 2003, 3:27am

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Also try looking at this:
http://www.csb-digital.com/alamdv/plugins/plugininfo.php?id=867
Posted: Fri, 7th Mar 2003, 4:25am

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Thanks again! That might just be the ticket. We're making a werewolf feature with Spanish horror star Paul Naschy in two weeks and I'm laying in as many Alamdv effects as I can!

FRED
Posted: Fri, 7th Mar 2003, 12:38pm

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Use effects gently, Special effects dosent make a movie. you make a movie ! smile
Posted: Fri, 7th Mar 2003, 1:45pm

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Very definately. The kind of effects I want the most are subtle lighting stuff that no one really notices. A good example is placing a flaming torch indoors where it might otherwise be very dangerous to have an open flame. The idea is that people don't notice it or think about it when they see it. They just accept it -- if you're lucky.
FRED