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Evan TorrenceSword Swipe effect
by on Apr 21, 2016 at 7:53:17 pm

Wondering if anybody has any pointers on how I might best achieve a sword swiping effect shown in this example? I have a shape layer of a sword i'd love to put an effect like this behind.

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Sword Swipe effect
by on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:13:58 am

Your example is classic animation - several drawings of the sword and swipe, a couple of frames of each most likely with a crossfade in between.
That being said you could animate shape layers, have particle "light streaks" using Particular, or use the time effects and motion blur.

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Jason JantzenRe: Sword Swipe effect
by on Apr 22, 2016 at 4:36:14 pm

Could also try the "Echo" effect with some creative tweaking. I've used that several times to get a "swipe" look on motion.

Jason Jantzen

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