Star Wars fans, rejoice!
If you’ve been wondering how to add lightsabers to your work, wonder no more.
When I’m learning any VFX software, this effect is usually one of the first I try to do.
It’s a great exercise for learning compositing, as it involves lighting, making a shape, animating, roto, motion blur, and many other principles that are important to know as a VFX artist.
There’s plenty of methods to create this effect, this is a good example of how to get started.
In this video from Swatara Media, you’ll learn about:
- Creating a lightsaber shape
- Adding Glow
- Animating the effect
- Motion blur
- Adding more details
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.