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  • Stephen

    January 1, 2006 at 9:49 pm

    Hey, I’ve made a small clip for a friend who wants to be a jedi, I’m at the point to make his lightsabre glow.

    I wanted to know if the only way to make it, is frame by frame or is there a faster way?
    I have a moving backround with many different colors so auto tracing is not possible.

    Thanks for your help!


  • Nicholas Toth

    January 2, 2006 at 2:46 am

    track the top and bottom or batch out a sequence into photoshop.
    frame by frame is the best way to do it and it really doesn’t take that long — its just annoying.

    Nicholas Toth
    Freelance Animator

  • John Dickinson

    January 2, 2006 at 4:15 am

    Motion tracking the effect point of the BEAM effect would be faster. Perhaps try a search of the archives here first and see if anyone has tips on how to do it.


    John Dickinson

  • Chris Smith

    January 2, 2006 at 5:04 am

    Most people I’ve seen do lightsabers use classic roto techniques. But make sure your mask incorporates the motion blur from your sword you shot. Rather than trying to ignore the motion blur.

    Chris Smith

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