CR-Tutorials Special-Star Wars 2/3-Lightsaber Effect

Introduction: CR-Tutorials Special-Star Wars 2/3-Lightsaber Effect

Adam's tutorial on a free Lightsaber Effect!Make sure you watch the other parts of this special

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    23 Discussions

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    spn_phoenix_92

    mhippo's right, it is alot easier to use the shift-click option than drawing the blade. also, I found that it looks much better if you color all 3 layers, just coloring the outside layer makes it too dim & pale. One more thing, is there a FREE program that can export all frames of a video into a folder for you instead of having to take a snapshot of every frame? i hate doing it that way.

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    Marvin2843
    Marvin2843

    Reply 5 years ago

    Openshot will create a folder of images from a sequence and then load that sequence back in as video. Openshot is free and very powerful.

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    Honestinwilkesbarre
    Honestinwilkesbarre

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    WAX 2.0
    Kinda old, a little buggy and it appears it's not updated any more. But it's free,easy to use and you can do effects like light sabers without all the switching between apps.

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    hellking
    hellking

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Can i use a tube to represent lightsaber

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    Iridium7
    Iridium7

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     Yeah. most people use it for referancee

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    AlternateLives
    AlternateLives

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I might even add some brightly-colored tape (such as blaze orange) on the ends of the tube. it will make tracking easier in post.

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    airfreak2
    airfreak2

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Did you try after affects and permire i have it an im only 12. it makes lightsbers easyer. but i thing the pack for both is like $1000

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    AlternateLives

    Rotoscoping (the technique you used) takes way too long in most productions.

    It is much easier to use a program to animate the lightsaber using a technique known as Motion Tracking. you pick one or more points (for the lightsaber, I would pick two - one at the tip and one at the hilt) and the program will track the motion of those two points. you can then insert the lightsaber effect on the blade, and it will follow the tracked points. you just saved yourself 5 hours!

    Motion Tracking is supported in Anime Studio 6 lite, which will cost you 30 bucks. really cheap.

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    floryzzz
    floryzzz

    10 years ago on Introduction

     its nice with a  photo buth this to much work for a film

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    teamcoltra
    teamcoltra

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

     I dont want to be rude, but I think its an impediment. I have a lisp, so its not like I am putting him down. Just saying. not being able to pronounce 'th's is not part of any accents that I know of.