20. Light Sabers
• Use Custom Preset to generate instant Light Sabers
• Change color and size Setting Globally with ease
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296 Responses to "Light Sabers"
thatAnt
05/07/2014
when you're keyframing wouldn't it be easier to place markers on the sabre and track those using the tracker function and apply it to the start/end points
Ronnell Lile
04/28/2014
I sepnt foreva tryin to do this dang mask. Then you delete it? MAn plz
darkracer125
01/03/2014
there is one problem with the blur though ..
the blur is onlu supposed to be trailing the saber but in this case the blur also extends in the direction the saber is moving ..
hamzaafghan
12/20/2013
thx very much my friend this was really helpfull for me...
I want to have all this learning videos...
please send me all your learning videos...or send me you twitter...
again thx very much...
jilani
10/28/2013
nice
Namz
07/22/2013
Firstly, Thanks to every one behind VIDEO-COPILOT, but where do i get the SAM_SWING.mov from** It is no where in the project file.
Brad
07/09/2013
This is great. Is is possible now to do this with motion tracking?
Buyo
05/25/2013
Thank you! You're the best!
Lenny
04/25/2013
LMAO Moving the Dating site out the way was Hilarious!
Miguel
04/05/2013
how do you download your after effect thing free
Tallen
12/11/2013
That kinda sounds in every way illegal..
Lenny
04/25/2013
There is a PROJECT button next to a WATCH button. Click it. Unzip it. And you're good to go.
kk
03/07/2013
haaaagh
goja
02/05/2013
rice of Johnson
Bajrang Sikandar
09/06/2012
hello all my frnd
George
06/12/2012
Where do I find the andrew kramer VFX light saber presets on your website ?
Linus
07/04/2012
all needed files on a tutorial is in the project folder for the video. Press the Project button and you get the files.. He does say this in the video aswell.
TY, Andrew for an awsome site!
iTooky
05/03/2012
You are the best Man, thank's so so so much for your tutorial and plugin, Than's a lot
Dan
04/17/2012
Um I found the presets in "project files" and downloaded it with WinRAR, but it when i try to open it with after effects it says it can't import the file
Does anyone know if i did something wrong or how it should do it (I'm using Windows 7 and CS5 btw)
Taylor
03/29/2012
Where do I find the andrew kramer VFX light saber presets on your website ? )=
Victor Prado
02/07/2012
Is there a way we can get the Sample videos so we could practice on our own?
OVUNG
11/29/2011
haha.. let me move this dating website... Awesome Tutorial,THANX Alot, best website ever
Matthew
11/01/2011
Great Lightsaber Preset! Making a film for my kids and they love it!

Lauren
10/31/2011
Where can you find the preset folder on this website?
andrew
09/01/2011
By far a profecional tutorial work . i have learn every program i use online have seen few liek your tutorals keep up the great work and you will have us ta you site for long ! :)
mohammed
08/05/2011
thank you video copilot
chester
07/26/2011
I like your tutorials,it very helpful.
Dan Ault
07/01/2011
LOL dude Andrew I've been watching your tutorials for some time now, very helpful & you're hilarious- "Let me move this dating website out of the way" hahahahaha
TANNER
06/27/2011
HOW DO YOU GET STARTED
hi
06/19/2011
can you show us how you created your lightsaber preset
zhi zhong
06/17/2011
I have find this for year
marvin
06/13/2011
it's amazing man.. really.. i'm a fan of video product..
sankiu about yours tutorials..
Arimor
05/31/2011
Very much liking your lightsaber preset.

Just one issue though, everytime I add a light saber to a movie, it's there from the very beginning of the movie, when it is not needed.

How can I make it appear when I want it to?
Alex
06/10/2011
You can just change the duration of the clip by shortening it on the timeline
Amir heidari
04/13/2011
hi mr kramer.are you fine.?

tank you for tutorial

YOU ARE GOOD MAN.....

I AM SURRY I CANT WRITE ENGLISH VEREY GOOD .I AM IRANIAN
U
03/31/2011
does it work for cs3
michael
03/10/2011
it doesnt work for cs5... or can someone help me..
Bone man
03/09/2011
how does he learn all this crap!!
mo_yi
03/24/2011
he probably took some classes and you can always do trial and error :D
Thanx anyways those tutorials are helping me get As in school :)
ChazFoulstone
03/07/2011
when you play it back, and the motion blur is active, theres a stupid rounded thing on top, which, shouldnt be there.
from how the rounded thing looks, it would appear the saber got longer whnever it was swung, which, its not.
please give a coment on how to get rid of it.
will
02/15/2011
were do u go to do that
Ryan
02/08/2011
I love star wars and i really want to do lightsaber effect.lightsabers are the best
aaron
03/11/2011
I love Lightsabers and I agree with you I LOVE STAR WARS!
Michael
02/06/2011
You are sooo funny!
LukasVideosify
02/01/2011
Well...
Looks cool but I can do without the Andrew Kramer folder. ;)
Jason Grubb
01/15/2011
Hey Andrew i use Fxhome EffectsLab pro for my lightsaber Effects. but this is cool
federico
01/14/2011
hey very very naice man you are awesome
VijayRajput
12/27/2010
hey u r are doing ..... no words to say...
can u make a tutorial on sumthing :
like mixing two videos..
so that it should look like that im there in that vedio.....
eg : football award presentation and our own vedios..
and sori for my poor english

hope u understand...
please rply soon
Tripsa103
12/17/2010
Hellooooooooooooooooooooooo can u reply faster and not like in a year
Tripsa103
12/17/2010
If the owner of this light saber can see this comment, (Andrew Kramer) can you please make a light saber that works for adobe after effects CS5 please i have the trial version and it only has 30 days but i only have like 26 days left from today, please can you also make all of your work CS5 download-able. please please please
Puniek
12/14/2010
Hey, I don't know how to make this saber to disappear instantly and instantly appear again. And it is at the beginnig of vid, not there when it should start. Help me someone pleaseeeeee
Arimor
05/31/2011
That's the same problem I'm experiencing.
ryan
12/11/2010
litesaber
ilef2008
11/29/2010
not work ?n cs5. what can I do?
Tripsa
12/17/2010
Same problem, I can't put this in CS5 either, probely just works for CS4
willfredo luciano
11/08/2010
does it have to be after effects
Lance
10/07/2010
Omg I laughed so hard at the dating website drag that I spat my pot noodle over my keyboard. Now I gotta clean it out before I create cool stuff. Thanks!
Alex
01/24/2011
HA HA!!!!!
Zach
09/16/2010
Does this work on cs4
Enoch
09/14/2010
hi

can a track motion with a null oject be use to follow the light saber instead of moving it the light saber for each frame.
Candido avile
08/22/2010
can a track motion with a null oject be use to follow the light saber instead of moving it the light saber for each frame.
Chyba
08/10/2010
Hi . Can you send me the preset of that lightsaber ? Thanks in advance !! Chybaka1234@mail.ru
doosun
08/03/2010
Hi, people,

Where can I get the footage?
So, i can use it....
there is only prset and project files on this page..

Always thanks for andrew's fantastic tutorials
Bilal Ahmed
08/02/2010
In CS5, everytime I make a movement, it makes a keyframe, then when I preview it, it just instead keyframes the moves I made, It won't even follow the lightsaber! >:C
Johan Rynjah
08/01/2010
I love the outer glow and the lighting effect from the sabre :)
Daniel
07/16/2010
Does this preset works in AE for mac??
Josh
07/12/2010
When I make a change on the lightsaber, it doesn't make a new keyframe for me.
Tanner
06/21/2010
ok i downloaded the project but i cant get in it its zipped i tried downloading adobe after effects but still nothing its zipped
amry guerrero
06/17/2010
i cant get the to work i cant open it
Anonymous
06/02/2010
Well, with CS5, it just became even easier to rotoscope a lightsaber. Rotobrush for the win.
Film
06/01/2010
i need a lightsaber video footage
thk
Joey
05/21/2010
Andrew Kramer is my best friend
Iolo
05/01/2010
Surly it would be easier (provided there is a high shutter speed) to motion track the start and end points?
david
04/22/2010
you rock my socks marry me
david
04/22/2010
you rock!!!!!11 im so glad that this website is around idk what i would do without you
josh
04/22/2010
this is a very good lesson you are so smart
Schmogel
03/31/2010
Guys, the Plugin works for CS4... Just ignore the error.
frederic
02/12/2010
ANDREW...MAKE THAT LIGHTSABER SO STHAT IT WORKS IN CS4 PLZ...TNX IN ADVANCE
frederic
02/12/2010
how do u get the file into the efects and presets folder...
how do u do it.
i have adobe after effects CS4..please help
thanks. :)
Dunnow
02/01/2010
Hi

thanks 4 all ur work and tuts

i've a problem with that preset of yours on CS4 so, can u PLEASE do it for cs4 version? sure LOTS of users will thank it
EmpraTor
01/30/2010
Thnx man.

I think i understand xD .
Charly
01/19/2010
Hi andrew, i,ve a problem, i try to install the light saber effect but when y try to put in a cmposition, appears an error, and the lightsaber options are red. Also in saber options says, don't exist saber controls. can you help me please? i have after effects 7.0 spanish.

thanks, and very good tutorial andrew ;)
alex
01/18/2010
how do u make lightsaber
Ronaldo
01/08/2010
Wowo yes that was very VERY informative. I'm a incredible noob when it comes to lightsaber effects on after effects (hey you gotta start somewhere) but this was very helpful you have no idea how helpful this was. Thank you very much
Marcos Müller
12/29/2009
Hey Andrew!!
First of all, Thanks for all the excelent tutorials that you have for free on your website. They have helped me a lot in some new project that i'm working on, although i've never studied Video Editing, just learning by myself.

My Question is:
Is there a way of Tracking the saber so you don´t have to rearrange the position of the mask every keyframe?

Areya
12/20/2009
can you please send me the effects and presets folder i dont hav one please please please please send me it
Ollie
12/09/2009
can not find the .mov with your friend in the download material (light saber)

greetz, ollie
jev
11/20/2009
ANDREW HELP PLaes i download it then put it in preset foler and when i drop nothing comes up
ben jones
11/18/2009
i thought i would help some people you want to use the saber for adobe after effects cs4,

find the program on the hardrive where it had been installed. then go onto support files and presets. put it in there and it should work fine.

ben jones
;)
DarthTony
11/10/2009
Hello Mr.Kramer.
You are doing a great job keep going so we all can learn ur knowlegde.
Anyway,i am using Adobe After Effects Cs4 and i can't load this one..although is a very good idea this effect with the lightsaber and it would helped me alot with my project...do u have it for Cs4?
Thank you.
Mr. JCRP
11/07/2009
Hi,
I have been waiting to learn some real industry related stuff. I have visited a lot of other websites but all those are just some really not useful ones which we cant use in a production. The tutorials that you give are just awesome. It answers all the questions that i had till date.

COOOOOOOOOOOOL.

Thanks a tonne!
JCRP
Armud
10/29/2009
One word...

AMAZING!

OMFG!
My head exploded!

Gratz for tutorial!
zrz
10/28/2009
cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ariton
10/11/2009
Hi, is there any way, for when the top of the light saber is close, and the bottom is far away, means the top should actually be big, and thick , and the bottom ( that's further away ) thinner and smaller. is there any way to do that?.

thanks, and even if not. This effect is the best :)
Nemo
10/06/2009
this is frikkin' awesome! thx! :D
Marian
09/13/2009
Hey,
I am from Germany and I have some problems to download this program.
can you help me??
marian
Chyinong
08/28/2009
I from Taiwan.


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Great?

AE~~~~~

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JOERZ
08/25/2009
You are truly an angel.. thanks for all the tut.
nitrospide
08/13/2009
hey do u think i can get a copy of the footage u used because my camera has gone bust.
hgo
08/12/2009
hey nice. i was wondering how i could get the preset.
email:bebe_herbert_grau@hotmail.com
Adam
08/01/2009
Hii andrew!

My name is adam and i was wondering if you got anyspare time could you please email mme and tell me how to get adobe after effects with out paying so much thanx xD

adam_sxcbeast@hotmail.com
Alex
07/30/2009
How do i get the preset?
bert
07/15/2009
how can i get the effect
Eirik Henden
07/14/2009
Hi Andrew!
I really appreciate the effort of time you put on each of these tutorials.. i really admire you'r work! We all should be thankful for what you are willingly making, and showing us! Thank you Andrew..
Regards,
Eirik Henden
Neil
07/07/2009
Hey, will this work for CS4 i think its version 9. Please relply! thanks

-Neil
julien
07/04/2009
hi, i am julien, can you tell me how to have adobe after effects, the same version that you have. thanks,

julien
joe
06/27/2009
send me a light-sabre? joebeggs27@yahoo.co.uk
Drew
06/26/2009
How do I get Adobe After Effects?
I have Adobe reader

E-Mail me!

drew-edwards@hotmail.co.uk
Dima
06/25/2009
Hmmm, how do you add the lightsaber effect onto CS4 or CS3...?
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