Light Saber Effects

How To : Create a light saber effect in Sony Vegas Pro

Even with so many awesome real life weapons out there that wreak jaw-dropping damage and explosions, boys and men everywhere still grovel at the feet of lightsabers, that mystal (and unfortunately made up) weapon touted by Jedi in the "Star Wars" movies. If you've never outgr ...more

How To : Make lightsaber glow effects in lsmaker

Make light saber glow effects in lsmakerThe author found freeware that helps create light sabers. The freeware is not as good as adobe after effects, but it will serve the purpose. Download the software from the website http://www.lsmaker.uw.hulpage.php?main=lsmaker.html. Extr ...more

How To : Make lightsaber effects using after effects

Did you ever want to know how to create Star Wars style lightsaber effects for your own home videos? Youtube user Comphelper225 has a way make this little bit of movie magic come to life using Adobe After Effects. Once you have a video of yourself or a friend swinging a base f ...more

How To : Create a Star Wars lightsaber in After Effects

This tutorial creates several authentic lightsaber effects. Kramer has created a simple technique to make sabers with a breeze. Create a Star Wars lightsaber in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Render a Star Wars light saber in Blender 2.5

This Blender 2.5 video tutorial tackles something that is on most people's "create -before-I-die" list, a Jedi light saber. This tutorial focuses in on the post-processing aspect by setting up a node network to create the effect of the glowing blade. Modeling is not covered in ...more

How To : Add simulated light to a scene in After Effects

Andrew Cramer shows you how to simulate light in your After Effects scenes. The effect shown is good for any time you have a flash of light shown like lightning or clashing light sabers. Add simulated light to a scene in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on crea ...more

How To : Build a laser effects light show

A laser light show is possible to replicate with the diffraction grating effect. Different laser effects can be created using a variety of materials: small motors and diffraction grating pieces, and mirrors. It's possible to create searchlights, crystal balls, spring patterns, ...more

How To : Hack together a Star Wars light saber

Systm presents this detailed tutorial on how to make a custom Star Wars style light saber. Luke, Darth and Obi-Wan's Lightsabers were pieced out of junk piles. David shows you how to build exact replicas and an original design from The Custom Saber Shop. Then he picks a fight ...more

How To : Write with light in After Effects

In the first tutorial, Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to use After Effects to simulate the popular light writing effect seen in recent Sprint commercials. The second video shows you how to improve the look of the light writing effect by adding intense poin ...more

How To : Simulate a flickering light using After Effects

This After Effects tutorial will show you how to create a flickering light effect. Hopefully you can take these ideas and apply them a little bit better than our teacher did. Simulate a flickering light using After Effects. Click through to watch this video on ivfilms.net

How To : Use Knoll Light Factory Pro After Effects plugin

This software tutorial shows you how to use the Knoll Light Factory Pro plug-in for After Effects. Knoll Light Factory Pro is the industry's favorite tool for creating lens flares, sunsets, photon torpedoes, stars and other effects. It offers a custom lens editor, auto trackin ...more

How To : Create light streaks in After Effects

Light streaks look very cool. Their coolness is practically the reason time-lapse photography exists. This video will teach you how to take light sources in video and create light streaks off of them using Adobe After Effects. Make your nighttime videos look much more spiffy b ...more

How To : Build and light a 3D scene in After Effects

n this video tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern shows you a how to build a 3D scene using Photoshop CS3 Vanishing Point and re-light it inside After Effects. Part two will show you how to project text on the floor using light transmission feature in After Ef ...more

How To : Create volumetric light on text in Adobe After Effects

In this video tutorial from Adobe Beginner Classes, join Dennis Radeke as he shows you how to create volumetric light on text inside Adobe After Effects, and teaches how to prevent DVD coasters in Adobe Encore. See how to create volumetric light on text in Adobe After Effects.

How To : Light a room for different moods and effects

This video shows how to improve light in a room for different moods and effects. You will see how the lighting will fit the design of different rooms and still fill the basic needs of the light. A dining room with a dimmer switch will focus on the dining room table with ambien ...more

How To : Style a yamadori bonsai

This step-by-step tutorial will teach you the correct way make a Light-Saber effect using Paint.net.In this video, you will learn how to gather the Light-Saber image, paste the image into Paint.net, choose the preferred color for the Light-Saber, and other special effects such ...more

How To : Make a lightsaber image using final cut express

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make a light saber or similar image in the Final Cut Express program. First, go to the effects tab and go to video generators and select color solid. Drag this to the viewer. Go to the control tab and select the blue color. Now drag ...more

How To : Use your wii remote as a lightsaber

If you are a big star wars fan you will love this. Using your PC, turn your Wii controller into a light saber through sound effects. Become a Jedi all over again with these cool sound effects using the program WiiSaber Use your wii remote as a lightsaber. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Create laser blasts in 3ds Max 9

Why make a boring 2D laser in After Effects or Photoshop when you can make a real 3D one in 3D Studio Max? This tutorial shows you how to create these shooting lasers (also works for light sabers).

How To : Build a lightsaber prop for film making

Backyard FX shows how to build a real lightsaber. Erik Beck unearths the original lightsaber blueprints from the special effects creator for Star Wars, and show you how to buy parts to a real lightsaber so you can have your own custom Star Wars weapon. In the test film you'll ...more

News : 5 Month Retrospective of the Hacked Kinect

Nintendo's Wii Remote came close, but never has a video game peripheral garnered such adoration from the hacker community than the Kinect. Since the release of Microsoft's controller-free gaming device last November, there has literally been thousands of fun and useful projec ...more

How To : Create a caustic lighting effect in Houdini 10

This clip demonstrates how to create a caustic lighting effect using Houdini's Mantra PBR rendering engine. The first part starts with a refresher on refraction. More generally, guide looks at setting up normals correctly, then at the glass shader in Houdini, faux caustics and ...more

How To : Paint a lightsaber and a poster for Star Wars

In the second part of creating the Style D One Sheet movie poster for REVENGE OF THE SITH, Artist Matt Busch begins painting and takes you through the complete process. Learn how to paint a light saber from Star Wars by watching this video art tutorial.

How To : Make LED and basic sink tube lightsabers

Have you become a Jedi in your Star Wars delusional mind? If so, break out of the the asylum with a Jedi lightsaber. Oh, but you don't have a lightsaber yet, okay. Well, this video tutorial will show you how to make a very inexpensive LED light saber with the most basic parts ...more

How To : Wire up crystal focus boards for Jedi lightsabers

Watch as Novastar and Gundamaniac demonstrate detailed wiring for a crystal focus board for Star Wars Lightsabers! Making your very own Jedi Light Saber may be a daunting task if you don't know what you're doing, but this four-part video tutorial will save the day from evil fo ...more

How To : Create "that little gleam" in After Effects

After Effects 6.5 shipped with many Cycore Effects one being the Light Sweep effect for fast and effective light gleams. In this video tutorial, DMN’s Stephen Schleicher walks you through the process of using the effect for your project.

How To : Use three point lighting

Does your video look flat? By using Three Point Lighting, you will be able to give your flat video more dimension. In this tutorial, Israel Hyman demonstrates the effects of the key light, the fill light, and the back light. This is a long standing lighting technique that you ...more

How To : Photograph outdoors with natural light conditions

How does taking photographs outside differ from taking photos inside? Well, unlike indoor photography, which boast easily adjustable artificial lighting and lighting effects, with outdoor photography the light you get is the light you use. Watch this video to learn how to pho ...more

How To : Create a chrome logo in Adobe After Effects CS4

Using After Effects 3D layers and light sweep effect to create this text that moves in 3D space. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photosh ...more

How To : Fit a Helmet for a Youth Football Player

The helmet is the most important part of football padding and safety equipment, especially in light of recent research into the prevalence and lasting effects of concussions on football players. This video features an explanation of how to properly select and fit a helmet for ...more

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