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SERGIO ANAYAlaser sword, how?
by on Jun 3, 2008 at 10:02:29 pm

Do any one knows how to make a laser sword with BR?

Comments are welcome

Thanks


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Peter McAuleyRe: laser sword, how?
by on Jun 3, 2008 at 11:32:20 pm

I'd suggest creating a paint stroke, placing that on a shape track with the media sub-layer disabled and you can then layer that over any other media element that you like. Another suggestion is to create a simple line spline shape, then disable the fill and add a stroke to the shape. You can add the glow filter on top of the paint stroke to generate the aura of a neon light bulb (aka laser sword.)

If you would like to see an example just drop me a line at peterm@borisfx.com and I'll send you a project.

Cheers,

Peter.



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sergio anayaRe: laser sword, how?
by on Jun 10, 2008 at 3:17:00 pm

Peter

Thanks for your comments, I have been playing with the spline metod
and I understand it better, but with the paint metod what you mean with the media sub-layer disabled, I do not get it!!!
I apply the glow effect in the top but it applys to the paint layer and the video layer also, giving me glowing people!!!.

Can you post instructions as 1,2,3, etc.? example

1st Track (in the top) glow effect
2nd track (below) paint track
3rd track (below) video layer

Thanks

Comments are welcome!!.

Reagrds

LIQUID 6.1
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peter mcauleyRe: laser sword, how?
by on Jun 10, 2008 at 3:36:35 pm

Hi Sergio,

Here's how to use paint to generate the sword effect:

• launch RED
• click below the tracks in the timeline so that you have nothing selected
• click on the paint brush icon in the button array on the timeline - this action creates a new paint layer
• generate a paint stroke on the canvas
• click below the tracks in the timeline so that you have nothing selected
• click on the diamond shape icon in the button array on the timeline - this action creates a new 3d plane shape
• twirl down the shape by clicking on the triangle
• twirl down the face so that you can see the face sub-tracks
• drag the paint layer onto the face - it should be nested in the face track
• click on the eyeball of the media sub-track to disable the media projection - you should only see the paint over whatever is on video track 2 (bricks by default when standalone)
• select the paint layer in the timeline
• select from the pulldown menu - filters>effects • modify the glow parameters and your laser sword should not be glowing

There are some free tutorials that you may find useful here:

http://www.borisfx.com/tutorials

I hope this helps.

Peter.



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sergio anayaRe: laser sword, how?
by on Jun 12, 2008 at 4:06:21 pm

Peter

It works!!

Thanks for the instructions, now is more clear for me!!.

Best Regards

LIQUID 6.1
3.2 Gb processor
1 Gb DDR
128 MB CARD


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peter mcauleyRe: laser sword, how?
by on Jun 12, 2008 at 4:36:07 pm

Hi Sergio,

Delighted to hear that worked for you - thanks for letting me know.

Cheers,

Peter.



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