NEW Plug-In: SABER Now Available 100% Free!


Watch Tutorial on Youtube in HD

Our sweet new energy plug-in is available right now for free! Check out the tutorial and start downloading! Staying up for two days straight is not ideal but happy to have it up!

Key Uses:

  • Create Energy Beams, Lightsabers, Lasers, Portals, Neon Lights, Electric, Haze & more


Features:

  • Create High quality energy & lights beams
  • Realistic Glow falloff
  • Advanced Core Settings
  • Built-in Distortion
  • 50 Presets (View Gallery)
  • Dynamic Text and Mask Outlines
  • Stackable FX with Add mode


DOWNLOAD PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

 

POSTED:
7 months ago
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1261 Comments

edson
3 weeks ago
guy put a version for Windows 10 many people suffer from it I found that the video copilot brings news even for users who have computers with Windows 10 please help us in Windows 10 does not install
Dark
3 weeks ago
o Meu Não Funciona!
kishlay
3 weeks ago
its not working in cs3. can u tell me how to correctly intall it in cs3 version
3 weeks ago
muchas gracias para Usted ANDREW
Gubran Baddour
3 weeks ago
thank uuuu ANDREW that was nice of u.. amazing plugin
Tony
4 weeks ago
Where you can buy the blade of the prop they are using? I like the idea of the light being already present so you don't have to add it in.
alireza
4 weeks ago
i grew up with your tutorials
mbsaky
4 weeks ago
Thanks copilot thanks a lord...........
alilou
4 weeks ago
Thanks for all...My respects...!
Francis Stevens
1 month ago
I don't get it... You give this away but not something like models for element? We could just model them in c4d and import them... Thanks though cause this shit is the BOMB
Midhun
1 month ago
Oh Andrew... 10 years and counting... :) Cheers!!
Tabbetz
1 month ago
Is it possible to track the smoke to background?
sam
1 month ago
I have i3 with 1 GB AMD graphic card + 8 GB ram. what is the system configuration you are using Or any other ideal configuration for Adobe after effect ?
JKoenen
1 month ago
LOVE IT
Mee
1 month ago
Thank You Sir <3
Han
1 month ago
Thank you very much!
festus
1 month ago
hi how can i access my copilot scene setup.. i have already downloaded it free and installed it freely
John
1 month ago
Can anyone upload the files in mediafire to download it doesn't open my installer just install and upload the plugin files
1 month ago
I have Element 3D 1.6, but still havent upgraded to 2.2 yet... will this saber plug-in work on it? or only I upgrade?
Jose Rangel
1 month ago
Thank you guys!
lmfao
1 month ago
why yall still on 32bit lmao
DAVID
1 month ago
I LOVE YOU ANDREW
Ankit Goel
2 months ago
its not working
HarishMahendra
2 months ago
Your simply awesome dude...Thumps up :)
Anup Mishra
2 months ago
I need this plugin for After Effects Cs6
Leigh-Rhys James
2 months ago
legend as always , total legend.
2 months ago
32 BITS Please :'(
KSM CREATER
2 months ago
Thank u for free sabar
skpkhun
2 months ago
I really like this affect.
2 months ago
Cool, thanks dude, u're awesome
Craazy
2 months ago
Pleaseee 32 Bits :/
2 months ago
ive got W x32 ...so, i´d love to have that effect but i cant so...i will try to upgrade my computer just to get THAT... makes me insane, I WANT IT...
2 months ago
Man Please 32 Bits :(
Cristian
2 months ago
Hi! I need this plug-in for 32bit please!
Children
2 months ago
I DONT KNOW WHY SOMEONE STILL ASK FOR 32BITS...WHY DONT UPDATE YOUR AE OR YOUR COMPUTER?
    lmfao
    1 month ago
    100% agree
2 months ago
32BITS PLEASE !!!!! AND AFTER EFFECTS CS4!!!!!!!! PLEASE
RaaHH
2 months ago
32bits pls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need this plugins in cs4
Stasy
2 months ago
Thank you so much for this awesome plugin!!!!!
2 months ago
for 32 bits please.
JUNIOR XD
2 months ago
HOLA AMIGOS SOY JUNIOR XD
2 months ago
I am so happy to find this free plugins today. Thanks Sir!
Braiden
2 months ago
I don't really understand why this won't download for me. Running AE 2015 on a $5k pc and it's coming up as a threat/virus through Norton. Makes me hesitant to drop cash for future purchases with even a free download giving issues.
AungThura
2 months ago
Thanks for all
2 months ago
For 32bits, please =D
2 months ago
For 32Bit x32 / x86 Pleaseeee :)


The Plugin is Perfect, but I No have 64 bit
3 months ago
and why are they saying that my licence is invalid
3 months ago
Pls my element 3d is behaving somehow, when i open it my 3d objects are flat and white ....pls this's urgent what should i do
Bruno
3 months ago
Hi, I would like to know how to add a plugin in my after effects cs6, is that I am new and do not know much about such things: P
Jatin Narul
3 months ago
Hey can you provide the project file used in this tutorial?
Faizan
3 months ago
Hi..!!! :D Thank you for this Plugin Free :D :D
Frank Obediah Waka
3 months ago
what is the best way in using the Saber?
Eme
3 months ago
This plugin is absolutely amazing! And giving it away for free? You're awesome man! (:
Olga
3 months ago
I can not pass by without leaving a comment! Huge thanks to the author for such a generous gift! Everything works, the plugin installed without problems on the After Effects2015. I'm so excited!
Larry
3 months ago
Does anybody know how to get the energy part of the saber (the light), onto a transparent background to use for composite images? I can only seem to have it on black background, probably easy but I always choose the hardest way first lol, cheers guys.
    emil
    3 months ago
    Just what I'm trying to figure out, please let me know if you find a way. And also please leave me you're mail so I can contact you too if I find a way.
    emilcupic@gmail.com
Johann
3 months ago
the set up installation doesn't work on windows 7. Impossible to launch :(
3 months ago
For 32bit pls!
Chris
3 months ago
Hi, i have After Effects cs4 and x32 or x86 sistem, can the plugin update to 32 and 64 bits? thanks, exelent plugin !
Hitmaxx
3 months ago
I am trying to get the glow to be black, to create a sort of smokey effect with the Saber plugin. However it just turns white.
I correct the problem with Color Correction->Levels, but I was wondering if it's just that the properties of a glow simply cannot exist as black?

The plugin is great otherwise, thank you.
IllumiFX
3 months ago
Hello, I have a problem with the installer. When I'm installing it, it crashes. Plz fix it.
Phoenix
3 months ago
Dude you're giving this away for FREE? Truly a god among men.
Sam
3 months ago
Absolutely love the ease of iterating looks with this. Spent a lazy Saturday learning to use it for different effects and came out with this hot pink mess.

https://vimeo.com/173270078
3 months ago
thanks for this awesome plugin.
theChamp
3 months ago
Really awesome plugin!! BUT I'm having some problems with it.

Everytime I'm creating a mask (after having added the saber effect to a solid and selecting 'layer mask' from core type) the saber doesn't line up with my mask. If I'm drawing my mask path at the bottom right corner, the saber appears in the upper left corner. Any help would be great
Praveen
3 months ago
Many thanks for this free plugin!
adrian
3 months ago
hEy guys i have a quiestion maybe you can figure it out. how can i track the starting point and end point of the saber. thanks!
3 months ago
Looks like folks at Sony Pictures Japan went a little crazy with your plugin for their Ghostbusters video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is31GGfhz8o
Kuki
3 months ago
Many thanks for this free plugin! Happy 10th anniversary and we look forward to subscribing to your awesome talent that you share with us! It means a great deal to us aspirants to one day become your level. More power to you and the whole VC team!
Enrique Garcia
3 months ago
This doesn't work with AE CC 2015.3
    Oxygenium
    3 months ago
    For me works well ;). You must select "Custom" in installation and find folder with After Effects plugins.
    Bocomo Fu
    1 month ago
    AE CC 2015 can works well, Thanks for the saber plug, it's very good and useful
3 months ago
I have a problem.When i open the installer it doesn't open to install and it crashes.Please help. Stuff:After fx CC 2014 Amd FX 6350 Palit GTX 960 8GB RAM

Email:giannisgamer123@yahoo.gr
    Oxygenium
    3 months ago
    In installation select "Custom" and find folder with After Effects plugins. Then install it.
    IllumiFX
    3 months ago
    pata to custom <3
Meissa cisse
3 months ago
thank s Andrew
and video copilot
Jason
3 months ago
Dude, Andrew and team, quality plugin! Thank you AGAIN for another Great free product. You really know how to make customer base loyal Video Copilot users!! Super Satisfied!
Dean
3 months ago
Forget my last post I sorted by navigating to the plugin folder via the "custom" option in the wizard.

D
Rodrigo
3 months ago
Doesn´t works on adobe cs6 on mac
Horst
3 months ago
Hey,

Your Plug In doesn't works on After Effects CC 2015.3
    maxraphy
    3 months ago
    had the same issue after updating, you have to install it manually go get the saber.aex file in the cc2015 and copy it in the 2015.3 cc plug in folder
    Horst
    3 months ago
    Okay, today's lesson was to learn how to manually install the plug in XD
CC
3 months ago
Andrew,

Thank you so much! That was a great plug-in!
However, i found a promblem with using saber that keying frame in core end ,which is using the preset"Tractor Beam",the glow core will become so big which is too bright, i don't know what's wrong with it
3 months ago
ANDREW KRAMER thanks for everything, Video copilot is changing my learning for the better. Even still learning how to use After Effects CC I think Video Copilot indispensable in any job.

[PT-BR]
Obrigado !
SpaceCowboy
3 months ago
Awesome job Andrew! thank you!! it ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! greetings from the Dominican Republic
Vistasp Edulji
3 months ago
The installer won't start. Is the plugin really working or you are kidding us here. Fix the issue
Uttu
3 months ago
Can't install..!!!
    Bocomo fu
    3 months ago
    you may use 32 bit PC
Vistasp Edulji
3 months ago
One question I have is what are the minimum system requirements for this plug in. Don't want to download and feel dejected, instead of excited.
puk
4 months ago
I used it for an animated logo reveal. Works super on my mac. Thanks a lot Andrew.
Allan
4 months ago
SaberInstaller has stopped working, cant get it to work?
    Jordan
    3 months ago
    Run it as an admin, that's how I got it to work.
James Twyman
4 months ago
This is a great idea for a plugin but is almost 100% unstable.

On a brand new top spec 5k iMac its crashing After Effects and just closing it without reason or warning.

It means I can't continue working on my feature film. Could you please address this
Shelby
4 months ago
Hy i have a problem i rendered out my Overlay with this effect but when i did this i had a transparent background but when i wanted to use the animated overlay there was a black background there some one help ( Quick Time + RGB+Alapha , but i didnt pre-composed the effect maybe thats the problem? )
Zayizhi
4 months ago
What you gave us is much better than candies!! Thank you!! You are the man!
Ryzwan
4 months ago
Thanks a lot andrew kramer
Risu
4 months ago
Hi all, let us assume one shot a live action footage plate in their garden, where the scene is the camera looking straight ahead at a tree for example and then the camera operator walks from left to right with the camera still looking ahead. That plate is then brought into AE and the 2D tracker is applied. What if one then creates a solid circle shape in AE as shown by 'A' in the picture below. The question is, as the camera moves from left to right, would that solid cicle shape gradually change from a full circle to an elliptical type shape as shown in 'B'? I ask because if one were to place a Hula hoop (which is circular as we know) on a 4 feet stand and stuck the stand on the ground, if one were to move left or right while looking at the hoop, our vision combined with optical physics changes or bends the shape of the full circle and then transforms the hoop into more of an ellipse/oval.

I just wanted to know if AE will treat the digital 2D circle shape in the same way when footage is brought into AE and 2D camera tracked.

http://postimg.org/image/gt5140caj/
Jonas Lawes
4 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etm2b4ZxR-0

Did they use your saber plugin for this?! Anyway its a cool video.
And thanks for the plugin.
Thomas
4 months ago
I get Error Code 40 when trying to install it; any tips?
iGabriDzn
4 months ago
I'need this plugin for computer's of 32 bits, you can do this please, i'need much this plugin.
I Thanks since
already.
~SOU BRASILEIRO~
~I'AM BRAZILIAM~
ptc
4 months ago
Amazing effect but can you please create an alpha channel for it. Without alpha we cannot export transparent renders. PLEASE add an alpha channel to this.

PLEASE USE ALPHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4 months ago
    How about pre-compose the layer and then make blending mode to "screen"?
    Deepak
    3 months ago
    Hi
    PTC
    Please check in render setting of SABER Plugin there
    Composite Setting - Transparent option

    Thanks
    Deepak
    3 months ago
    Hi
    PTC
    Please check in render setting of SABER Plugin there
    Composite Setting - Transparent option

    Thanks
    deepak
    3 months ago
    plz go to render setting (SABER PLUGIN) composite setting
    option Transparent

    Thanks
4 months ago
Sir, i am unable to download the plugin how to create a cinematic video, Thanks for your hard and superb knowledge
4 months ago
FUNCiONA NO CS4 32 BiTS?
Kaykay
4 months ago
No 32 bit version? Can someone please tell me where's the 32 bit version?
    Damien
    4 months ago
    Actually this plug in works only on 64 bit system. u should update your system
4 months ago
Wow this would be great to use but like a few others on older operating systems, its doesn't seem to open on Mac 10.7.5 Any other way to install?
Miimii
4 months ago
Não tem para 32 bits? ;-;
Marcin
5 months ago
plugin is so cool :) please see my work with it and let me know what you think .... thank you :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwBSKoVM1Hc
Rob
5 months ago
Just wanted to say a big thank you for creating and giving away this plug-in for free. You released it just in time for me to finish my Star Wars Alphabet animation in time for May 4th! Check out the liberal use of Saber (ironically no lightsabers) here:
https://youtu.be/PZdxAGDxyaM
5 months ago
Hey there. I'm working with Mousetrappe on a high profile project that uses Saber. We have found that rendering in After Effects 2015.2 via Deadline 7.2 on Windows 7, Saber causes the render task to hang when completed and never progress to the next batch of frames. Is anyone else seeing this? When we run the job on render nodes with Windows 10 it seems to work fine.
anon
5 months ago
Hi could you please add a feature to give the core a center size? It has start and end size but when I put both to zero the saber disappears. It would be really good for planets, I've been using saber to make some great looking planets but to feather off the atmosphere on the dark side I've been using a linear wipe. It does the trick but it looks way better fading the edges with a 0 start and end size. For the moment I've been working around it by using two saber layers. One going from 0 to 25% offset with 0% start size and the other 25% to 50% offset and 0% end size, it looks better than the linear wipe but has a weird staggered blending of the two glows in the center. I think a center width property (which should probably be an optional setting) would fix that because there would only be one glow spanning the width of the saber. If you could please add that to the next version of saber that would be amazing :) Love you guys!!!
Kyle
5 months ago
Is there a way to simply freeze the effect for bullet time?
Steve
5 months ago
Wait, you worked on the titles for The Force Awakens? Does that include the crawl? Because the timing was a little off on the crawl. "Episode VII" appeared about half a second too soon. There's a particular note that it should appear on. Also, there should have been no CAPITALISED words (never mind more than one) as it's an odd-numbered film and only the even-numbered films were supposed to have them, though I'm guessing that was a creative decision higher up the food chain.
Michael
5 months ago
Hi All,

im somewhat of a novice so hopefully this is an easy question:

ive downloaded and installed the file, but when i go to open "Saber" (AEX File) it opens Ae but says the following:

After Effects error: Cant import file "Saber.aex": unsupported filetype or extension.. (0 :: 1)

is there a way around this issue?
thanks!
Thomas
5 months ago
Great plug-in! It's very much a huge game changer for all of us in VFX. I noticed that it can primarily take advantage of an AfterEffects layer's alpha channel (i.e., a text layer) or an applied path shape or mask. Will there ever be a version of this plug-in which can use a luma matte layer being applied to the solid layer that the plug-in has been applied towards? For example, the luma mattes that can come out of C4D in the form of object buffer .MOV files?
Bart
5 months ago
Great plugin. I've done an opening title in a style of a latino soap opera. Check it out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAZBNqRkfP0
    5 months ago
    Looks great!
Wendel
5 months ago
Thanks Videocopilot this Plugin I've been waiting for this a long time ago, because before to me it was exausting make a light saber on AE! Thank much, and sorry for some mistakes on grammar but English, isn't my native language is Portuguese.
5 months ago
Love this plug-in! I used it with some drone footage I shot to make this wormhole portal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t25WMPHuGQ
5 months ago
Hey guys. Hope you like my Saber test! https://youtu.be/lkxutKLxvTw
Ami
5 months ago
14:31 I didn't get that how to make it?
How to make the wave line and let the effect on it

did anyone can teach me? Thanks :)
Czo
5 months ago
Nice glow feature! Would love a 32b glow and bloom pluging for 3D renders as well, I often find myself using waay yo much time trying to make natural glow and glares on renders with the default AE tools =/
djevo1
5 months ago
Is there any plan of adding mask opacity support so the sabers will disappear when the mask disappears?
mahesh kumar
5 months ago
help me plz
mahesh kumar
5 months ago
helooooo
eihab
5 months ago
No freaking way... THIS IS AMAZING! thank you so much!!!!!
James
5 months ago
Andrew,

Thank you so much! First for the wonderful Lightsaber effect, and also for all the wonderful tutorials and products. You have been an inspiration to me as well as a mentor.

Thanks again,
James
mustafa
5 months ago
Thank you so much Andrew
mahesh kumar
5 months ago
hey help me ...........
i download the video copilot saber plugin for AE cs6 but its not working,
if i am going to run the setup my system is atomically restarting
    outerbongolia
    5 months ago
    Hi Mahesh, I couldn't see a version for CS6 when I downloaded. Only CS2014 & CS2015.
Sriman Biswajit
5 months ago
God bless you dear..
Chandan Dutta
5 months ago
I got a question about optimum specs for a laptop which I can use for Adobe Aftereffect CC version, especially with : 1)Machine memory 2)VIDEO card memory 3)Processor speed?
Thanks,
5 months ago
Thanks! I used it to create the laser rings in my new music video along with the element boombox https://youtu.be/4-hss_yWGJs
Lynn Rainwater
5 months ago
Amazing! Thank you so much Andrew!
Jacob
5 months ago
After effects crash when I apply Saber Plugin to a text... HELP PLEASE!!!!
    5 months ago
    Don't apply it directly to the text layer. Apply it to a solid, and in the option you select Core Type > Text layer" then select the layer in the drop-down menu just below.
kharab
5 months ago
Could you tell us how you did the little smoke around the title in the Saber trailer?
5 months ago
This is awesome! Just what I was looking for!
Thank you!
5 months ago
Love the plug-in and your tutorials, but I'm having a strange issue. After I export my movie, the section containing any "Saber" effects renders out as a solid white screen. After the section passes by, the movie resumes as normal. Imagine the timeline as: 1-7 seconds in (looks great), 8-12 seconds in with saber effects (blank screen), 13-20 seconds (looks great again). Any idea on why plugin is rendering out funky? I can't seem to find any answers anywhere. Thanks. Note: Using a Windows computer with After Effects CC 2015 if that makes a difference.
    5 months ago
    Update: I rebooted the machine entirely and suddenly everything is hunky-dory. Feel free to disregard my post.
Patrick
5 months ago
I used saber to help create the hot pokers in S05e16 of GRIMM. This plugin is awesome :D
JB Z
5 months ago
Amazing plugin! Is there a way to get the effect similar to :25 with a ring of fire but have it rotated laying on a ground plane so that the flames are rising up from the ground plane?
iorn_B
5 months ago
Amazing! This Plug-In can use anywhere freely? Even a commercial use ?
Even though it's true, I can't believe it ...
It's true?
eilon hay
5 months ago
working like charm love u and your work been waiting all this time and I knew u wont let down u are awesome and I thank u
JJ
5 months ago
The trailer gave me goose bumps ALL OVER my body.
Anil
5 months ago
YOU ARE AWESOME
matavia
5 months ago
Oh.My.Goodness. You are sent from the heavens!!! Thank you
Lucas
6 months ago
This is absolutely incredible! You and the team are beyond generous! Thank you so much!! I see limitless possibilities for this amazing FREE plugin. Groovy two shoes!
Martin
6 months ago
Thank you very much Andrew :) SABER is sooo coooooooollll :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDJqvj9GTUY
Alexis Bacler
6 months ago
You plugin is amazing....really...really i liket it.... I send you greetings from Merida Yucatan Mexico.... sorry for my english but when you'll travel to merida, yucatan, mexico, I and my team, we will wait you, we will have special access to much pleaces just for you and your team. hahaha the places are cultural and archaeological
chiya
6 months ago
hi Andrew why cant render Alpha?

any way to get render Alpha?
    deepak
    3 months ago
    plz go to render setting (SABER PLUGIN) composite setting
    option Transparent

    Thanks
Trunks
6 months ago
i'm usind win7....when i start install .....it crash and stoped working....can't insatll saber plugin....Pls help me....
Zelalem
6 months ago
Thank you very much Andrew for all the tutorials and freebies you have been giving away for the last 10 years! You are amazing person and I don't even know how to express my appreciation.
Mark Jones
6 months ago
Hey Andrew NEED your help. First of all HUGE FAN. Im having a small issue that I cant figure out.I have been unable to apple a mask to the saber layers. What am I doing wrong? PLEASE ADVISE!!!
Chandana
6 months ago
An excellent plugin for free? many thanks andrew and the videocopilot team. appreciate your hard work.
DELBEKE Martin
6 months ago
Thanks Andrew ! Still a Great tutorial !
Todd McMiniment
6 months ago
Anybody having horizontal line issue? I'm getting black horizontal lines / bars across my comp. They are appearing for a frame or two or three in varying degrees of thickness and duration. Pretty sure it's a bug but any help or suggestions would be appreciated. Actually trying to use this on a quick production shot I'm doing. May have to ditch it though. FWIW using - CC2014
A few screenshots:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/26226818031_bb60c6c5c0_b.jpg

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1690/26226818031_bb60c6c5c0_b.jpg
6 months ago
So, I'm the guy who spent HOURS creating a beam for the HSN's Batman V Superman spoof when lo and behold VCP drops SABER! I was able to take my 20 something layers and reduce them to just a few. Even used it to make molten metal edges.

Check out the results: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LH9sG0B8yg

Thank you for the plugin!
mike
6 months ago
Wow, free plugin ? Are you that awesome ? Of course you are, your personality and kindness knows no boundries...although all work should be payd and rewarded in my opinion.
Hero
6 months ago
I need Saber Plugin for 32 bit .
Vinhnq
6 months ago
Amazing..........
How search name "Backgound_stage"?
I want to find it, please!
6 months ago
It is one of your great plugins!

Thanks for your excellent plugins dear Andrew.
James Scott
6 months ago
Thanks Andrew and Sam,

You are truly an inspiration. I hope you have many more years of success as you deserve it.

Cheers
Alec
6 months ago
Okay, I've used the installer, and I've tried installing the plugin many times, but it doesn't work, it just won't appear in after effects. It's in my \Support Files\Plug-ins but it doesn't work, any help?
    6 months ago
    Go to the saber installer, open the pack and copy 'Resources pack' to After Effects/Plug-Ins. Than restart AE and enjoy! :)
Ospry
6 months ago
I tried to install this plug-in but I get a message stating version not compatible with my version of windows (Win7 Ultimate 32-bit). I'm guessing this download is 64 bit. Is there a 32-bit version? Oh, my AE is CS4
Gali
6 months ago
Hola, no he podido instalarlo empieza y se interrumpe la instalación no sale error nada Me podrían decir mas en detalles tengo cc 2015.
Muchas gracias
Mubeen
6 months ago
Amaizing man u r awsome man this plugin made my life easy........
omid pouyaei
6 months ago
thanks for your kindness it is grate.
6 months ago
Damn, Sam still doing his stuff LOL...! well done guys, thanks for the free plugin, will try it
Zizo
6 months ago
Is there anyway to make the distortion repeatable?
You must have used fractal noise which has evolutions but 3 days I've been working with it now and I'm not sure I found a way to make it loopable.
Nice plugin btw, and it's free... takes it to another level.
Dana A
6 months ago
Help. after I have a saber coming moving out, when it rests, the core size is jumping for 1 frame, its like it is growing twice the size for a second.
Is there any work around. I checked for random keyframes and there are no stragglers.
KJ Campbell
6 months ago
Does anyone know where I can find those portals or energy sources that he has under the circle mask, the object comes into play around 6 minutes into the tutorial.
Paul C
6 months ago
Hi VCP. Could you please release manual install files, as the Mac installer doesn't run in 10.7.5. Many thanks!
Victor
6 months ago
Hi,
Just to tell you that your plugin is just freaking awsome !
Your work is hudge, and I will never can you enought thank you.
Sorry for my bad english, I'm french :)

Love and thanks for all
Victor
billy
6 months ago
lol..no jake i was using my new samsung s7 phone and my fingers are too big for this small phone
by the way i was able to install this cool plugin on my macbook..since i have 10.8 on that cpu but the graphic cards sucks ..i wish andrew made a 32 bit version of this plugin for my macpro that has better graphic card
Keyserr
6 months ago
It's only support 64bit version for windows. :(
Hugo
6 months ago
Hi Guys I'm trying to install the Saber plug in on a MacBook Pro (late 2011) but after opening the installer nothing happens... it keeps the installer software open but doesn't show any window to start the install...

Has anyone had this problem on a Mac?

Thanks
    Phil
    6 months ago
    I'm having this problem too. I'm on a mac running OSX 10.7.5 and After Effects CS6.
6 months ago
Guys, I double click the .exe, computer thinks for a few seconds, and then nothing happens. Has anyone had this problem? (AE CS6, W7 Professional 64Bits) Thanks
    Victor
    6 months ago
    Happended to me, I just tick the "browse" thing, and select the folder (Programme Files/Adobe/Adobe After Effect/App/Ae/SupportFiles/Plung-ins(by the way I don't remember the correct path, but it's something like this. It's "Support Files" that's important). Then I created a new folder named "saber" and I clicked on it and selected "Select folder"(bot left). And it's worked !
    Enjoy and waiting for your feedback,
    Victor
BILLY GAILYARD
6 months ago
To bad I can't have ever it is have a older model cpu with a great graphic card but not 64 bit support only 32 bit but I can use this on a laptop that does support it not so great graphics card..lol thanks again andrew
    Jake
    6 months ago
    i have a slight feeling you used google translate :)
    Aaron Wong
    6 months ago
    Haha.. because not all of AE user good at english (like me)
chris
6 months ago
Can someone tell me how can I add saber to a 3d model in element and have it stick to it?
    Sean
    6 months ago
    You will need to somehow get a Mask from it. Use the Pen Tool and trace out your model. Look at this video for some assistance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aA6lynCYMM
    asART.3D and motion graphics
    6 months ago
    Hi Chris .. You can also take a look at this tutorial.
    It's another way to make the saber stick to a 3d model.
    In this tutorial you can see how it also works on OBJ sequences. Take a look:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04BY2iXEZR4
    chris
    6 months ago
    Thanks so much guys..I'm going to check out the videos as soon as I get home!
Nick Cifarelli
6 months ago
Goddamn it Andrew, you are a legend. Man you did it again. I would give my arm to have you teach me everything you know.

Bless ya mate and keep em coming!
6 months ago
When I export the saber, it doesn't render the glow :( In the previews it's perfect, and playback shows it as having the glow, but everytime I export, it's just the basic 2d shape of the saber - no deep glow or anything that was shown in the preview. Anyone have any ideas as to why it does this/what I need to do to fix it? It's urgent.
    6 months ago
    IMPORTANT UPDATE/NOTICE: I was previewing the Saber effect on "Quarter" quality - everything looked fine, but when I changed it to "Full" quality in the preview, it lost it's glow and everything else. Just a note that only the "Full" quality on preview will give you an accurate representation of what the parameters will actually be; anything below will give a false impression of what it will export as.

    So i've fixed it now, just had to change the preview to Full and readjust the settings completely.
Vinícius
6 months ago
video copilot how i install this ?
Auke Valk
6 months ago
Thanks for this amazing free plugin! I've made this : https://youtu.be/zRvWZsXWGv8
Sean
6 months ago
When adding the Saber effect to a Text Layer, you need to add Saber to a Solid first and then select the Text layer from within the Saber UI panel, otherwise AE will crash.
Nio555
6 months ago
Yes same, I am with 750 ti with 4gb of ram and there is a lot of crashing!
    Seth
    6 months ago
    Yes, crash crash crash.
James Twyman
6 months ago
Amazing plugin, really came at the right time. My only issue is that it's crashing After Effects on a brand new High spec 5K iMac with 4GB of video card. After using it for a while, whilst messing with settings AE simply disappears and i lose everything. Is this an issue anyone else is having
    Sean
    6 months ago
    Without knowing what you are doing, but I can guess that you are trying to add the Saber effect directly to a Text Layer, you need to add it to a Layer and then select Text from the Saber UI Panel.
    6 months ago
    I'm having similar issues but due to processor overload. It's CPU intensive, not GPU.
Ray
6 months ago
Well thanks a lot for this awesome plug-in and its all for free. Thanks bro. Please help me, I am having black installation window. and its doing nothing. Run the exe file and installation black window pops up.
    Ray
    6 months ago
    please help me :(
abdu mohd. Hassan
6 months ago
Thanks Andrew for this great plug-in which i think it solve & help us to design attractive into & complicate logos
KC
6 months ago
In pre-production for my short film, but this plug-in solved a question I've been asking myself for years when trying to create my logo intro. Thanks again Andrew! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LhDz8xuZS8
David Gomez Anell
6 months ago
I really love your tutorials. I have been following a lot of them and I only can say a big thank you for all the work that you share with us and congratulations for being a master of these techniques.
Dwane
6 months ago
Awesome Plugin... with one problem I can not seem to figure out. Is there a way to rotate a text layer in 3D space with this effect on it? It will not work for me at all.
Sean
6 months ago
Great Tutorial to mix Element 3D with the Saber Plugin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrnKjstUKkg
6 months ago
any body knows how to do this effect ink to text reveal https://vimeo.com/69233079
    Sean
    6 months ago
    You might try contacting the author "eslam amin" directly by sending him a message on his page. https://vimeo.com/polypic
6 months ago
Andrew Kramer, you are a genius. You have inspired me to specialise my freelancing. I was doing any random multimedia work, but now I'm going to pursue motion graphics and VFX; it's all I ever really want to do :)

Mad respect and love for you <3
6 months ago
thank you guy. And admire your devotion. It is too good plug in.
(my english is not good..but understood?)
Michael
6 months ago
I think I Got a bug! Create ajustment layer with mask on it, and null to move ajustment layer, and effect dont moving by null but masks did.
badstudio
6 months ago
Thanks Andrew, this plug-in is AWESOME!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRtw6zp2SZg
Firdaus Fajar Kurniawan
6 months ago
oh my god, among the all other plugins, this is the most AMAZING plugin! Keep up the good work Andrew! I'm waiting your other tutorials for using this plugin, it really helped me to create any "energy" things for sci-fi effects.
AnD
6 months ago
First of all, thank you so much Andrew and all Video Copilot team for this amazing tools!

So, making some tests, I integrated Saber with a 360° video experiment.
Feel free to share if you liked! Thanks in advance! :)

https://youtu.be/czudkXZJU3U
Mone8
6 months ago
Thanks for all the hard work VC team. Perfect for two subtle shots in needed. 00:48 and final shot 00:12
https://vimeo.com/160045967
Christopher
6 months ago
Hi, thank you so much for this awesome plugin. I'm having a problem with animating the presets, is there a fix for this? I'm using Adobe After Effects CC 2015.2
    Sean
    6 months ago
    Can you provide some additional details on your specific issue ?
    Christpoher
    6 months ago
    Thank you for replying, I managed to get it working..love and mad respect for u guys!!
Ronaldo Teixeira
6 months ago
100% FREE !! I do not believe !!! you are awesome !!
Eric
6 months ago
1000th Comment!!!!!
Daniel
6 months ago
Thanks Andrew, this plug-in is AWESOME!!
6 months ago
Thanks for the great plug-in. I also love your Elements 3D plug-in. I was working through your Replicator Tutorial, and wondered if you would ever consider doing a Tutorial on using Photoshop layers and the 3D function with the Replicator in Elements 3D. A lot of producers create opening titles using templates that are available or free download. If they could use Photoshop and Elements 3D with the Replicator, they would be creating new and unique titles. Just a suggestion.

Again keep up the good work. I have a feeling that you will have a great impact on how Hollywood does special effects now, and more so in the future.
Richard
6 months ago
Andrew,
I can not figure out how to add SABER to an Element 3D Beveled text. Can you please explain in detail. I am sure it is something simple and I will be embarrassed when you share the solution. Perhaps a sample AE project that can be downloaded. Thanks. You are the Master, I bow to your greatness.
Jim
6 months ago
You are a god among men Andrew, thanks to you and the team ...again!
Marcos
6 months ago
Gracias Andrew, es excelente el plugin, encima gratis, sos un genio!.
spiro
6 months ago
amazing plug-in Andrew...you are truly the best
konglongguo
6 months ago
grateful
abhir
6 months ago
AWWSOME PLUGIN , IT REALLY GOOD
Vladimir
6 months ago
Fanks for you job AHDRIOXA
saravanakumar
6 months ago
super work i like it
6 months ago
Me and my team creating a virtual reality content and we are trying to make something interesting with using video copilot plugins. As its experiment for me so i am looking for the trail version of 2.2 3D element plugins. are this plugins available for trail version?
bala
6 months ago
hi i got a doubt some times you use expressions to get a really a great out put so hear i want to what kind of programming should i learn for expression control
or else you may come out with a new tutorial for expressions
6 months ago
Another Saber Video. This time, actually putting it to use for work!
~MAH~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtI1cRor-_I
6 months ago
Hey Andrew! Great plugin i love it ! made a lot of things easier! and super duper time saver! much love

here is something i worked on using it :
https://drive.google.com/a/ndproductions-jo.com/file/d/0Bwz_Tk0fehPzRDVuZ2xiT1l3a2M/view?usp=sharing
    Aidan
    6 months ago
    Now THIS is original and really creative (most people seem to copy what they see AK doing). Well done.
    Dan H.
    6 months ago
    I second that. Nice work indeed!
    6 months ago
    Hi Hasan,

    Do not think me critical of your work. I LOVE what you did here.

    One thing though... Perhaps instead of the spark where the laser hits the metal.... replace it with some optical flare effect, and maybe combine it with a little Trapcode Particular smoke to add more real feel to it?

    <3 Love this as it is though. Spectacular work! :)
    danny
    6 months ago
    verry verry nice!!
    looks great!
    Mark
    6 months ago
    Pretty darn good!
    6 months ago
    VERY WELL DONE!!! Bravo!
    Sean
    6 months ago
    NICE! One of the best uses of Saber I've seen so far! Well done. :)
Ayal
6 months ago
god! plugin!
Kyle Wright
6 months ago
Andrew help please!! Is there any way to add saber to a pre comp of text? I need to make a lyric video for my church and don't want to overcome by multiple solids to attach text layers. I've tried and it has not worked for me.
    6 months ago
    Did you try converting the text to a path / autotrace? You can then apply Saber right to the autotraced layer.

    I noticed this issue when streaming a walkthrough... you can't apply Saber to Text without using a solid as a proxy for the effect, but you can apply it directly to masks/shapes.
Joe
6 months ago
Great plug in, too much fun.
https://youtu.be/qbflw5BrAz4

This is my second attempt at combining Video Copilot's Element 3D and Saber Plug-ins for After Effects. I used two OBJ sequences exported from DAZ Studio. Instead of rotoscoping the saber effect, I made a comp of the saber and mapped them to the blades in Element 3D. the benefit of this is that it shows up in the reflections. More experiments are needed, but it's a promising start.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated.
    Joe
    6 months ago
    More fun with Sabre and Element 3D
    https://youtu.be/8VAl55A21TQ

    This is a mutation of the previous test. Since the mocap was for a sword and shield, I wanted to see what a light shield might look like.
6 months ago
made a second test using saber! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV9d_YxiBNE
6 months ago
Is it just me or does this plugin rely on the CPU and not the GPU as typically expected? This is causing issues when rendering.
    6 months ago
    Yes, this will hopefully get patched soon. I use CUDA for everything so my render times using Saber are pretty slow.
Tosha
6 months ago
Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 months ago
Hey... you are just GREAT! Following you since always. Thanks and greetings from Italy!
6 months ago
Created a Star Wars type scene with the new order trooper helmets created in Maya and imported in E3d. check it out https://youtu.be/4lF9DA1C7so
Marcelo
6 months ago
From Argentina ...Amazinng!!! I Love you Andrew!!! I mean Im not Gay... I mean Im Exited too!!! You Back!!!
matty
6 months ago
Hi guys, i am having trouble using saber with text!

When i apply the effect onto my text layer the saber light is offset and cut off where the text layer ends. When the effect is then selected to recognize the text layer it goes completely black and i cannot see my layer at all? Have i encountered a bug?? I've deleted it and reinstalled it with the same results...

What am i doing wrong?

Thanks
    olli
    6 months ago
    You need to keep adding the Saber effects to a solid layer - not the text layer itself. Then choose the specific text layer within the plugin.
6 months ago
Thnkx alot but while doing this please help us with some other plugins like action essentioals for free please.
God bless you.
6 months ago
hey andrew nice come back
one request can we have an into title like Daredevil plzzz
thanku
Michał Zimnowodzki
6 months ago
6 months ago
Kills the Saber plugin Intercept?
Qim
6 months ago
yeah... a reeeeally exciting plugin alright... you guys are the best!!
Jacob
6 months ago
This probably sounds really stupid but I can't figure out how to install the Plugin. Is there anything I need?
    Jacob
    6 months ago
    I figured out my problem, I was installing it on the wrong hard drive.
djounad
6 months ago
you are N 1;nice work Man
Nate
6 months ago
Does this work with CS4?
Felix
6 months ago
Where is the f***ing Intercept?
    Josh
    6 months ago
    Andrew has a lot of things to do on his palte, he wants to make sure his short film with FREE BTS is perfect.
Phil Q
6 months ago
Whooah..cool compression..and cool plugin
Bec
6 months ago
Awesome as always Andrew!
Fantastic, brilliant, and mindbending as always. Thank you
Sanjaya Madanayaka
6 months ago
Your the man....
I learn AE from your grate tutorials and i can do lot of AE works in your helps.

thank u very very much for sharing! Useful tutorial.

Good blase to you and your TEAMS...

I'am Nuwan Sanjaya from SRI LANKA
jenny
6 months ago
My jaw dropped open and my eyes went "blink blink" like a cartoon. This is a hands-down stunningly gorgeous plugin. Your tutorial opens the doors to so many possibilities- can't thank you enough!
Aslan
6 months ago
Hi Andrew, as always this is some amazing work. I was wondering if it would be possible to get this effect into a 3D space, like the smoke trail stuff you did with particular here: http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorials/smoke_trails/

the possibilities would be crazy
6 months ago
Thanks for this Andrew, is it truly amazing, and free! Couldn't ask for more. Man you are a legend and a mentor to all of us humble AF trainees. Keep it up bro!!
Tommy
6 months ago
Awesome new plug in! Having an issue getting the transparency to work??? I saw in the first part of your demo that you change the transfer mode to screen and at the point the transparency took into effect. I do the same and I do not get the effect. Im not using a mask layer but a text layer, not sure if that has play in that or not. Any suggestions?
    Tommy
    6 months ago
    Found the answer, just found the setting in the effects controls, under render settings section/composite settings>drop down menu\transparent... Again, AWESOME PLUG IN and plus its FREE!!!
Yougz
6 months ago
Thank you Andrew, very usefull.

I took my evening to test it, here is my result https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEwv-l8pdWQ&feature=youtu.be
Joe
6 months ago
Thanks for the great plug-in

I tried it with Element 3D: https://youtu.be/hdE04cWRHRo

This is my first attempt at combining Video Copilot's Element 3D and Saber Plug-ins for After Effects. I used a OBJ sequence exported from DAZ Studio. I could't figure out how to connect element 3D and Saber so I rotoscoped the Sabre path (badly),

Does anyone know how to integrate Element 3D and Sabre?
David
6 months ago
How does one sync the Saber effect to the text-shaped mask at 16:33, more specifically, how is the mask applied and lined up with the 3D layer? Is this tracking, rotowork, or some other technique?
Steve
6 months ago
I think we all owe you thanks Mr Kramer. Glad your tuts are still as funny engaging and awesome as ever.
Vinnie K
6 months ago
Hi VC'ers,

I am testing this new Plugin and try to determine how Andrew set up the Saber effect into the Element text (0:22 sec).
It's crystal sharp in the example but when I try to overlay this Text layered Saber effect (made a Precomposed Layer of the text and put it on the exact location in the main comp) it makes this precomposed saber text unsharp/blurry.
Even without DoF it's unsharp.
Has anyone tested it and what might be the solution to create this effect?

Regards,

Vinnie
Dutchland
6 months ago
So, I'm having a small issue. I want the default saber line to just simply grow longer. When I animate the core end with an easy ease I get a flash as soon as it has reached the end keyframe. The line literally just gets brighter and longer for a second and then goes back to how it should be. Any solutions? There are only 2 keyframes so and I have tried this a few times so I know that there aren't any random hidden keyframes that would be doing this. This is obviously just a bug but want to know if anyone else is having this issue.

Amazing plugin by the way thank you.
6 months ago
Yet another great plugin :-)

We had just made the lightsaber effect with "just" the previous version of the lightsaber script from videocopliot - and then this plugin came out :-) - so then we had to quickly resign this plugin instead - and that was just so incredible much better.

Here it is - https://youtu.be/m6LIXHkGRFI
Willem
6 months ago
Thank you so much Andrew for creating this plugin. And making it FREE! You are awesome.
Ken
6 months ago
Ugh......
6 months ago
Absolutely worth the wait. You sir, rock!
If this, and all this training, is what you "give away", I canNOT wait to see what it is that you're selling here.

- Customer for Life
SHU
6 months ago
Excellent plug-ing and great details tutorial! Thank you Andrew and your great team.
I'm using it for a test logo, used solid and mask with ae camera. My problem is its not doing any crisp edge all are jagged. Could any one please advice me, Thank you all.
snowy
6 months ago
nice bro thanks alot u r awesome & funny not boring atleast ^ ^ like the others keep going<3
Nicolas
6 months ago
You're amazing man
Cygnux
7 months ago
Thank you! Great plugin. It also works great as Neon Tubing.
Britton R.
7 months ago
Does this plug in work with Hitfilm 2 Ultimate?
7 months ago
Testing Saber with the techniques from this video:
https://youtu.be/xBJIdJ6W7Og

(Thanks to Clipreply) I managed to get the saber to reflect in realtime to the objects within Element 3D.

https://youtu.be/xBJIdJ6W7Og
jenny
7 months ago
This is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous plugin! The tutorial shows you techniques to make it even more amazing. Best thing I've seen in a while. Wow.
Asher
7 months ago
Does this plug in only work in after affects?
7 months ago
Anyone tried this in Premiere yet?
carl
7 months ago
can this be used in premier pro
Roland
7 months ago
Hi Sir Andrew... Why is it when I am installing front the start, it says SaberInstaller_1.038_win.exe has stopped working? Any fix for this... Thanks!
    Roland
    7 months ago
    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
    Application Name: SaberInstaller_1.0.39_Win.exe
    Application Version: 0.0.0.0
    Application Timestamp: 56dde38c
    Fault Module Name: SaberInstaller_1.0.39_Win.exe
    Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
    Fault Module Timestamp: 56dde38c
    Exception Code: c000001d
    Exception Offset: 000000000008a565
    OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.256.1
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 9a03
    Additional Information 2: 9a03d34e9a3b396c7908c425bb941f96
    Additional Information 3: 7ecf
    Additional Information 4: 7ecff81b7ff475d4dc8a293661ce3220
asART. 3D and motion graphics
7 months ago
Hi folks ..
Take a look at our short clip created in AE using Element 3D and Saber Plug-In .. Enjoy !

https://vimeo.com/158988962
Sean
7 months ago
Thanks Broo..
Brian H
7 months ago
Saber makes some basic stroke effects easier and nicer to do. I used saber to highlight the edge of the word LEGENDS in the end resolve of a longer animation I'm working on. So helpful thanks Video Copilot.

https://youtu.be/K3nBApn4rAQ
zion
7 months ago
Since the beginning! Im always following your steps bro! You deserve all the credits! keep on doing this great job on the movies and of course...here!
7 months ago
YESSSS! cant wait to get home so i can play with this thing!!!!!!!, no sleep tonight hahah
Ben
7 months ago
When i download the plug-in and install it theirs an issue because it wont transfer onto my after effects but its my first time installing a plug-in i might be doing it wrong please write back.
lovestarwars
7 months ago
hi,
the saber lugin i in the plugin folder but my AE dont show it and when i search: saber it doesn't find anything
what am i doing wrong??
7 months ago
We are very thankfull to you mr Andrew, you are the one ... !
7 months ago
Very nice plugin! However, I have two questions regarding e3D:

Will there ever be added physics to 3D element? At least, that is how the basic Trapcode Particular?

Will they ever added bones in the 3D element that will better animation of 3D models?
Jessy ZoMawi
7 months ago
Thanks. You're the best VideoCopilot.
ALZO FROM A.T CREATIVE
7 months ago
THANKS U SOME MUCH ANDREW, THIS IS JUST AWESOME, THATS EVEN ONE OF THE MOST COOL PLUGIN, THANKS FOR MAKING ME LOVE MO-GRAPHICS

PLEASE CHECK OUT MY PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/creativeAT/

https://www.facebook.com/creativeAT/
Mk
7 months ago
CODE 40 ERROR : programm would be installed in my AE CC & my AE CC2014 (you see 2 blues squares when you start). So you must choose JUSTE 1 AE. And it will be installed. It's my case.
Dos
7 months ago
wery nice job
IN-THE-ZONE Productions
7 months ago
Thanks brutha... this is really cool. Been following you since 2006, good to see your success come out of all this.
Yannick
7 months ago
I realy want to thank's you Andrew for your amazing products and job. I just ask my company to by your bundle pack, and i feel everyday like a child playing with my new toys. I am working on a nice and huge project here in France with element 3d and will give you somme news, if you care :-)
Thanks again.
Best regards
Yannick
7 months ago
I used the mask option of Saber for engine thrust effects, and the interstage flare on this most recent episode. It's fantastic and simple to use. Thanks for making my production life easier!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJirugUum84
7 months ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ImRkK5oTQ This is a test I have done using saber, Thanks a lot Andy, its amazing!
7 months ago
Incredible product! We've got huge fun by using this! Greetings to all VC team!
Toni
7 months ago
Great new plugin Andrew, its awesome for video projection mapping and creating great line tracer effects on objects...thank you!
in future updates it would be great to be able to apply this effect to animated layers and objects with transparency....similar to how the layer style "stroke" works.
i also think it would be nice to have a switch to make the core invisible but retain the glow effects of the core.
Sean
7 months ago
Add Saber to E3D Layer Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aA6lynCYMM
    Patrick
    7 months ago
    Thanks for sharing! Usefull tutorial.
    Dan H.
    6 months ago
    Thank you Sean!
    wim
    6 months ago
    Thanks
riyadhgfx
7 months ago
Many many many thanks to give it away for free
Frank
7 months ago
As always THANK YOU! What and amazing plug in Mr. Kramer! I will be using this one, wait I use everyone! Thanks again

Frank
Thomas
7 months ago
Says incorrect parameters when i try and install :(
Jack
7 months ago
Hello guys, I have a question...im getting the error code 40 /failed to install on installation? Maybe some pointers on how to fix that? Must say amazing work your doing;) Take care Thanks;)
Shaun
7 months ago
Awesome plugin! One question though: is there a way to attach a wiggle expression to the saber so that we can make our paths more interesting?

Thanks.
7 months ago
My word, Andrew and the team have delivered again!! An awesome new plugin for After Effects, and they've given it away for FREE!! I'm in awe. Of course I HAD to try it out as soon as possible, so I went back to a video I made some time ago to see what SABER could add by means of beam weapon effects. I'm impressed, VERY impressed, and I didn't even spend a lot of time tweaking the core settings, what you see here is more or less one of the pre-sets used 'as is'...

https://youtu.be/7LWZw9EmuLk
7 months ago
First of all thanks so much for all you do!

I downloaded it, open it, and it just sits in the dock all depressed like. Running Mac. Is there something else I should be doing?
Kartik arora
7 months ago
pls plss pls help
Kartik arora
7 months ago
I just downloaded this plugin, but i don't know why it;s not installing on my pc. Whenever i runs the setup, it always says "It stopped working " and close the program
Hemant
7 months ago
Is it compatibility for win 7 cause its not installing
HAWKS
7 months ago
After Effects crashes when select the textlayer
Dhaval
7 months ago
its me. i cant install this fav unbeilivable nice plugin in my another pc plssssssssssssss give solution for ERROR 40 !!!
Robert
7 months ago
Thank you for saber plugin.

I tried to do same like (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os-qqVrMc-Q) at 0:22 - 0:23, but the mask is not matching the E3D when camera moves.
any advice how can I achive this?!
Thank you
7 months ago
That plugin rocks! Cool in combination with Elements 3D. Many thanks to give it away for free. Pure fun.
Great to see you back.

Tom
xspace Munich
yazin
7 months ago
thank you very much for this gift :D
gunboy
7 months ago
the force with you!!! thanks
Blade
7 months ago
ITs says net work error when I try to download..I go to a new place to download and I put it on a thumb drive to transfer to laptop and it says insert disk..???? have I been transported to another dimension? Help
Blade
7 months ago
HElp....its not downloading...then it says nothing is in the zip file. what have I broken?
Morteza
7 months ago
wow, That was so dense!!
Noah Shriver
7 months ago
I redid my Into using this plugin. Totally cool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWGqcJ8_nvI
Lou
7 months ago
I've loaded Saber in both laptop (10.8.5 OSX) and my studio system (10.9.5) and the plugin does not show up in the video copilot effects menu in AE 2015. Is anyone else having issues?
    Lou
    7 months ago
    worked after restart.
    PheaturePhill
    7 months ago
    I found it necessary to use the Custom install option and manually select the plugins folder (or the Videocopilot subfolder if it exists already) of the version of AE you wish to install the plugin.

    Simply selecting the version from the options did not work for me either.
    Choose 'Custom' - there was no problem.

    Hope this helps.
Cindy
7 months ago
Hello,

Thank you for your awsome work, and helpful tutorials. For the plug in Saber:I cant install it in win 7 32 bit.
Lyooby
7 months ago
Great stuff but still lots of bugs.
I get an Debug message every time a try to animate the flow of light.
Lee Masters
7 months ago
To all of you! I have a question! Once a sequence cycles, as in the examples here, how can I loop them seamlessly. So, if the cycle is 3 seconds and I go from 100% evolution to 0% evolution whilst using one of the more aggresive presets, is there a way to make a seamless cycle, which I could loop forever?
Many thanks!
Lee
    Kevin Dalton
    7 months ago
    I would make a cycle and then duplicate it, and move it down the timeline so the start point is a bit before the end point of the previous one. Take the duplicate and rotate it a bit so that it starts glowing a decent amount of frames before the old one ends its path, and about 45 degrees away from the end of the old one. Composite them together so that they blend nicely and then repeat the process. You can send me your project and I'll show you what I mean if you want.
    Aidan
    7 months ago
    Surely there's a way to script this?
    Someone
    7 months ago
    time*120
7 months ago
Hi Andrew..

We support to make your own movie (through writing story and scenario, create working group to works in 3D, create working group in video editing .. group for music and sound fx if we need it, etc ..).

After the making of the Movie and presented in Cinema, earns every one of us on his share of the profits from that work and we can share to create a film production company..
Think about it. We love you and you will find many people around you.
I can write the story.. and video editing..
https://vimeo.com/cinemafx/videos
    lj
    7 months ago
    and i can make 3d
    7 months ago
    Hey can I have the casting couch duties?
Batman
7 months ago
It's an awesome plug-in, but for some reason I am unable to install it. I downloaded the setup for windows and I clicked the setup file, the windows cursors turned into the loading cursor for couple of seconds and then turned to generic again, but nothing happened, no installer would start.

Please help!!!
dede
7 months ago
Thank you very much for this great plugin.
7 months ago
Hi there,
wanted to thank all videocopilot's team and of course Andrew for the great tools you develop just to make our life easier at work. Also wanted to share with you a lil teaser I did for a musician fully render in AE using Element and Saber.
feel free to share and/or comment.
Thank you again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F0XI0lalng&feature=youtu.be
vincent odhiambo
7 months ago
thanks a lot God bless.......
Dhaval Patel
7 months ago
It installed in one of my PC but not in other one some error 40 was reported. What is the problem what can i do ?
Matthew
7 months ago
You sir are totally the coolest guy in this universe!!!
PheaturePhill
7 months ago
Firstly - let me just say - what a fantastic plugin!
Once again - Videocopliot have delivered another invaluable tool to the visual effects community.

I have only just started to experiment with this powerful plugin, but I was wondering if anybody knew:

Is there is a way to turn off the core visibility and just use the glow effects?

Appreciate any helpful suggestions / tips, and many thanks to AK and the Videocopilot team!
    Jason
    7 months ago
    Yes you can do that! I recommend watching Andrews tut to get a good start with all the features.
    Plicha
    7 months ago
    I'd say its not possible. Glow is calculate based on core size. No core = no glow. Of course there is an option 'mask core' but it is designed for saber mode, no mask or layer. However in this mode it is possible to mask out core but only if you have at elast two masks, and it will cut out core only form one of the masks.

    I think it is good opportunity to request from Mr. Kramer a new feature, to hide core totally. It would be then great tool to produce smoke or atmosphere.

    Dear Mr. Kramer is there any chance for a new feature to produce smoke via Saber? :) (glow + noise)
    Mathias Lui
    7 months ago
    At 12:52 min. he does it. Just watch the whole tutorial. It's very interesting
    Aidan
    7 months ago
    It's in the video tutorial, so, yes, you can definitely do it.
    Pheaturehill
    7 months ago
    Thank you all for your thoughts and comments.

    Yes, I have watched the introductory tutorial and was aware of the plugin's feature and ability to use the 'Mask Core' alpha mode under the render settings.

    This is certainly a great feature - but not exactly what I'm after.

    I think Pilcha got it. I am looking for a way to completely disable the core visibility to do exactly what was Pilcha suggested... use the plugin to create advanced smoke and atmosphere effects, with all the ease and features of controls that saber already provides.

    The 'Blend on top' checkbox under the core distortion seems very close the mark I thought - but unfortunately - this still retains the visibility of the distorted core but doesn't seem to allow to hide it completely.

    What would be brilliant is to have the ability to use the saber effects of just the glow and noise.

    Perhaps this is an easy thing to implement and could be a feature of an update soon Mr Kramer??? :-)

    Once again - it is an amazing tool, so many thanks for all the the efforts!
Alain d.
7 months ago
Installed the plugin...

Tried it..

And then the doorbell rang...There were those two guys wearing robes...Told me I couldn't use the this without the force !
7 months ago
literally the best free plugin I've used since Duik, and definitely the most fun one! Thanks Andrew, this is so awesome!
7 months ago
Another use of "Saber" plugin :
https://youtu.be/IKFDzNDOemc
    K Lynch
    7 months ago
    I liked that!! Nice one!
    Neil
    7 months ago
    Yeah, that's one of the better ones...
    7 months ago
    Thanks for support :)
Yaci
7 months ago
Hi,
I would like to know if Saver is completely free.
Can I use it commercially?
And are there any terms for using it commercially?

Best regards,
Y
Hugo
7 months ago
Andrew Kramer, you're my hero ( or god, don't know which one ).
And you tutorials are better with time.
OMG ! You're amzaing, thank you sooo muuuch and keep up your good work :D
Alex
7 months ago
AK for President!
Ruben
7 months ago
RIGHT NOW THIS PLUGIN IS THE BEST FOR LIGHTSABER EFFECT.
Thank You VideoCopilot!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CymyiKC1iDI
    3 weeks ago
    please please my friends I need that plugins go
7 months ago
Test pluins saber

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QPhDXva3io

^_^ Thanks Andrew thanks videocopilot
Dave
7 months ago
in addition to my last comment .. again great plug in .. is there anyway to add the ability to have subtraction masks work for saber based on a mask? for example ... I create a mask path the animates in around an object.. normally I would use a subtraction mask to achieve this .. but with the way saber deals with masks .. it just adds the saber effect around the subtraction mask .. I know this is a free plug in .. but it just lacks this one thing that keeps it from being amazing.. If there is some way to work around this .. I would love to know.
John
7 months ago
Even DONALD TRUMP is using this plugin now:

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/707702633260261377

:D
    Steve Green
    7 months ago
    Euhhhh, kind of puts me off it now :D
    Jason
    7 months ago
    HAHAHAHA
    7 months ago
    Oh god why, lol
    KC
    7 months ago
    This plug-in is not supposed to be used for evil!!!
Todd
7 months ago
I love this plug in but I'm having some trouble getting my AI shapes to turn into mask paths. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
    Charly3
    7 months ago
    Just copy & past via Clipboard onto saber layer.
fabio
7 months ago
AK could you tell me where is "loop"?
7 months ago
This is something amazing ANDREW KRAMER!
7 months ago
Great plugin Andrew ,thank you , looks great with my new Vador saber 3d model :)

http://www.noelshack.com/2016-10-1457630874-sabre-laser2-nuit.jpg
7 months ago
Amazing! Thank you Andrew and team.
kellywebb
7 months ago
Brilliant, love it! THANK YOU....
7 months ago
Home run on this plugin endless possibilities! Thanks for sharing!

Used it on my latest:
https://vimeo.com/158426623
7 months ago
Devin
7 months ago
Animating a bunch of lightsaber like weapons, and this is exactly what I needed. THANK YOU!!!
Paul
7 months ago
Great plugin!!!
Will it work with Element 3d? I've tried but the obj disappears when I add Saber. I tried precomposing too but still NG.
    Paul
    7 months ago
    I see how you used a mask to follow the surface of the Element obj. Did you track it by hand or create a 3d null from E3d and turn the mask layer into a 3d layer and link it to the null?
    JosephG
    7 months ago
    Everything you need to know.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aA6lynCYMM
china_panda
7 months ago
if i want use SABER to make glow edge for 3D model, How can I do? How 3D render model alpha translation mask
JayTee
7 months ago
Really great effects! Thanks Andrew and Video Copilot!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ78MYubGcM
    Paul Whitehead
    7 months ago
    Where did you get the street, landscape and car models?