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!

 

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1384 Comments

Fahad
1 week ago
Dear sir
I am using adobe after effect cs4. My PC is 32bit operating system, I need to download saber effect please explaine How I download it.....
C.Dsch
2 weeks ago
I am trying to explore this plug ins but its like it didn't work on ae 2019, when i'm trying to use it this message shows up "incorect filter 25 3"
shamar
3 weeks ago
I downloaded the file but after effects says I can't import it . What did I do wrong
G.Vamsi
4 weeks ago
thanks for this plug in
Ricardo
1 month ago
thank you so so much for this.
1 month ago
Hey i 32bit i need this effect can you give this effect but 32bit pls
C. Computer
2 months ago
Wow... Thanks 🙏 🙏 🙏 so much for this 🆓 plug in 🔌
Zeph
2 months ago
Would this Plug-in work in Divinci resolve? Thanks
Dylan Feim
2 months ago
So I'm trying to animate 2 lightabers with video copilot's saber plugin, however one saber's colored glow always masks the other one's white surface. I was wondering if there was a way to prevent that.
    Michael Olson
    1 month ago
    If you created the sabers on two separate solid layers then the one on top would mask over the one on the bottom. I don't know if you can make two sabers on the same solid layer but that might take care of it. Or you could, and this is a painfully long process, manual track over the layer and use the alpha invert matte to unmask the bottom later
Matt Delahoussaye
2 months ago
Hi guys, I hope that someone monitors these comments, I just wanted to point out an issue I am having with the download for windows. Everytime I download the file, it fails, and then winzip is unable to open the file and says it is damaged. I have tried this on two windows pc's, the only way I got around it was to download the windows version on my mac, unzip it, and send the file to my pc.

Just thought you should know
Vray
2 months ago
Thank you for the free plugin. Was following your tute on YT. love it
Hendricksson
2 months ago
is this free or is it crack?
Andre Larc
3 months ago
Guys, my After Effects keeps crashing on me every time I try to render or preview this effect in the project.
Can anyone please give me any clue on what's going on?
Really appreciate any direction...
Dan
3 months ago
I have 32gb ram, only have 2 layers of saber and trying to render 30 seconds of video but its taking approx 1 hour.

Anyone notice rendering saber takes ages?
    Michael
    1 month ago
    Yes, it takes ages when you make the saber yourself with a white solid layer too, just kind of the way these effects work
Saurabh Bhansali
3 months ago
Can I use this plugin for commercial use and support will be available?
macro
3 months ago
You are a great artist, I am looking forward to the plugin element 3d continue to optimize the upgrade and create a miracle
Maha
3 months ago
Great workk .. thank u sooo much <3
Hi. Is there training video related to the application.
Amol
3 months ago
Can I use this plugin for commercial use??
Leo
3 months ago
This plugin seems to be crashing my render only nodes. Is this a known problem?
Em
3 months ago
I keep getting this message every time I try to download the plugin.

"BfaVLA3O.zip.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.
Try again later, or contact the server administrator."

I'm not sure if anyone else is running into this problem. Any ideas on how to fix it?
quakebox
4 months ago
Helping others succeed makes them support you and your products coming back to buy time after time, thumbs up for your amazing work.
Jordan
4 months ago
I can't seem to get the plugin to install onto my pc, I have used the addon before but it is not working now.
robi raw
4 months ago
now showing up in my effects panel after installation on my mac using 2014 after effect, goes through instillation but no where to be found. Please help..
fafuni‬‏
4 months ago
aye is there a 32bit version because it tells me that i cant use that because its 64bit
4 months ago
Hello Im an Editor for a clan and for some reason the saber plug in effect won't work on my 2010 MacBook Pro on Adobe After Affects CC 2015 is there something wrong with my device or with my application please let me know and if you know the answer for my problem I would appreciate it if you would email it to :
moh.alhussien2016@gmail.com With a Video
Thanks :)
    Spaceodg
    4 months ago
    Try 2019
    Enioluwa D Adebisi
    4 months ago
    So basicaly, I had to import it on a windows computer because the file was unidentified source, run it so it gives me the actual file (that is not what you download) and then import it through google drive.
Nitesh Soni
4 months ago
I want this plugins
Glen
4 months ago
If there were such thing as awards given out each year for generosity for helping people with free amazing plugins to be creative, who otherwise would find it impossible to afford otherwise; then you and your organisation would win it consistently year after year! Thank you very much!!
Randy bolante
5 months ago
Great Job, thank you so much keep up the good work.
Raquel
2 years ago
Wow, excellent :D thank you very much :)
edub
2 years ago
for some reason when i try to add the saber to a text it just shows up as all blacked out...
    George
    5 months ago
    you gotta autotrace your text layer by going to the Layer Tab and all the way below hit Auto Trace and adjust the values.
2 years ago
Love your passion for what you do. Thanks for all the hard work and sharing you do to help others further their own passion. Please keep up the good work.
2 years ago
Awesome plugin. Downloading it right away.
Basel Mousa
2 years ago
Awesome gift from The Andrew Cramer himself, does it support After Effects CC 2017?
Avi
2 years ago
this win file is damaged
yassar mansour
2 years ago
hi, i want ask about the background when you change transfer or blending mode to screen and it appear from where you add it and how .
2 years ago
great news for me
    yassar mansour
    2 years ago
    hello , hope you fine , can you tell me when he started in the tutorial there was an open composition and there was a background on it , how did he add it , i am new in this
Juliano Backer
2 years ago
Thats awesome! Thanks so mutch!
And congrats on the participation on the Force Awakens! \o/
sirley rodrigues do amaral
2 years ago
muito bom, da pra fazer uns efeitos maravilhoso.Obrigado.
2 years ago
very nice,
gooooooood.
zaid
2 years ago
thanks alooot
Rodrigo Montiel L
2 years ago
Exelente Plug-in
Gracias por hacer mas facil nuestros trabajos.
Khuong Tang
2 years ago
I can't install the plug-in. It said "SaberInstaller_1.0.39_Win_2017.exe has stopped working". I can't find a solution on internet
Marcelo
2 years ago
Nice Andrew!!!!
Thank you!!!!
Zephir
2 years ago
Hello,
Thanks for the plugin!
How can add a saber effect to a tracked text? I have done it with a tracked object but I can't figure out how to do it with a text...
Thanks in advance!
    Michael
    2 years ago
    You have everything explained in the video, just fallow steps.
2 years ago
thanx guys
2 years ago
Plzz, make 32 Bits version!! I need this plugin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
João Moura
2 years ago
thank you
Al
2 years ago
Hi ! Amazing plugin. I'm having a lot of fun (and thank your SO much because it's free !)
Is it possible to explain how you make the saber effect stick to the 3D texte in Element 3D ?
Mozart
2 years ago
Thank you, guys! This is a very nice effect plug-in!
Rekha
2 years ago
How do I download this plugin?
Jake
2 years ago
Dude, i have Ae Cs6 but when i go to render my clip with the saber it has an error and says something is wrong and to go to video copilot support but i can't fix it someone help please!?!
mido
2 years ago
Please make a 32 bit cs4 version
Soban Badar
2 years ago
Your work is awesome i am new to this software plz help me i want to learn this software completely becz i have much interest in it
3 years ago
Thank you! O god of visual effects! We are eternally grateful for these blessings that you bestow upon us mere mortals. May you continue being amazing and magnanimous!

Amen.
CatArtz
3 years ago
Please make a 32 bit cs4 version , plzzzz i really like the plug-in and i want to make some stuff with it
Djevo1
3 years ago
Is it at all possible to get a feature added to this plugin. It would be very cool if it supported getting the opacity from masks in after effects.
Pian
3 years ago
Need 32 bit Please 🙏🙏🙏
hung
3 years ago
Hi. I cannot install for My PC. Every time i make a double click on Saber installer, a windows message appears: saberinstaller has stopped working. Please tell me how to fix this error and install Saber correctly. Thank you very much
3 years ago
thank you very mach pro for plugin after effect
Pete Sparks
3 years ago
Do I need element 3d for this to work?
    Azer
    3 years ago
    No, its a stand alone plug in, enjoy!
roman
3 years ago
it keeps saying cant run on pc.. i use a windows 8 whats wrong?
ritesh
3 years ago
I have Windows PC..the Saber pluginn is not been installed in windows...it says to close the program all the time...
Michael
3 years ago
I am having trouble getting it into after effects. someone please help
Habib
3 years ago
Excellent Plag-in Thanks a Lot
Muhsin
3 years ago
Thank you for your free plug ins .I will very usefully to the video copilot site
3 years ago
Great plugin !! Thank you :)
SlowyFX
3 years ago
I WANT FOR AE CS4!!!! I WAANTTTTTT!!!
João vitor
3 years ago
32 bits ??? :(
Víctor
3 years ago
Thanks a lot for the Plugin! Keep making videos, you're good.
gg
3 years ago
thanks a lot for that
joaquin
3 years ago
Does it work with older versions of Element 3D??? Cuz I don't have the last one....
Ben
3 years ago
does this work with hitfilm
Dodok
3 years ago
Amazing, the best! Thans!!!
3 years ago
thans guy
Priyanshu
3 years ago
I need 32 bit version of saber please
3 years ago
Best of the best!
Munziri
3 years ago
Thanks guy
3 years ago
Only says THANKS!!!
eving
3 years ago
it stopped working after 2017 CC
Hopefully, it gets an update
This plugin is just too awesome ~!
    James Alickolli
    3 years ago
    I just used it a couple of days ago for 2017 it works fine
Jay
3 years ago
Doesnt work with new AE update :(
John Trabelsi
3 years ago
Hey guys, are you planning to support AE CC 2017 soon? :(
    alex bogli
    3 years ago
    You can do it manually : Install > custom > adobe after effects > presets
    Nicholas S Andrews
    3 years ago
    If you go into the into your program files/adobe/adobe after effects cc/support files/plug-ins and copy the Video Copilot folder and paste it into the Adobe After Effects Plug-ins folder (not the Adobepsl plug-ins) it will show up for 2017 version :)
    John
    3 years ago
    Worked!! Thank you guys!
3 years ago
DO NOT UPDATE TO 2017!
I just installed the Creative Cloud 2017 update, and it seems Saber does not work. I tried reinstalling, since it said it was deleting the old files, but it still does not show up. Until this is confirmed and/or fixed, please DO NOT UPDATE TO 2017.
Laurence M
3 years ago
Is it possible to create sharp ends of a line with this? i know you can change start and end softness to give a rounded effect but how could i go about making for example an arrow?
3 years ago
Great plugin. Does anyone know of a quick method or tracing lines/paths with the glow? I want to replace the line art from my sketches with neon glows.
Matt S
3 years ago
Windows installer is corrupt. I can download the zip file with no problem but when i extract the zip i get "Cannot open file 'SaberInstaller_1.0.39_Win.Zip'. It does not appear to be a valid archive." Can anyone please help? I really would like to use this plug in on the project that i am working on. Thanks.
    Ritesh
    3 years ago
    i am also facing Same Problem..
3 years ago
This Plugin is Much Best!, Good Job Video Capilot
SAOOD HASAN
3 years ago
SIR YOU ARE REALY ROCK I M YOUR FAN PLEASE ACCEPT ME AS YOUR PUPIL. PLEASE
Orlando
3 years ago
32 avaliable?
rowliv
3 years ago
If only I could get in your mind and see the ideas in the making! Wow
3 years ago
This plugin rulezz! It is very easy to use, its very important. THX!
etefe
3 years ago
Thanks copilot thanks a lord...........
3 years ago
I lke this seber
3 years ago
criete one for sony vegas plese !! ☻
chandu
3 years ago
IT IS NOT INSTALLING
Pam
3 years ago
Can anyone help me with an issue today? Its kinda urgent I fix this. I have a background and some ART letters on top of background, I need to have EACH art letter have fire around it. I Masked each art letter (not text) and then drag SABER effects on only one letter at a time, I select mask, and fire and it looks cool. but a BOUNDING box is around the letter and I can't get rid of it, the foreground has 9 letters and 9 bounding boxes that show (ugly) I only want the fire around the actual LETTER graphics not putting it in a box too. Can anyone tell me how to select an ART letter (or anything actually) that has been masked close around it, then have the fire on it and the background of that item be transparent - something is filling in the bounding box each time. I can send screen shot, this is really important for me to figure out, can you help?
    3 years ago
    Hey! had you resolved the problem?
3 years ago
amazing plugin,thx bro this is what i looking for
Divakar Singh
3 years ago
Sir i have been using your plugins . they are awesome. but saber plugin when applied to a layer didn't make the background transparent. so when i put something behind it , it cut the graphics which is behind . is there any way to resolve this issue. please do help. thank you so much for the plugins and the tutorials.
    Pam
    3 years ago
    I think I have this same problem, did you ever figure out how to resolve it? See my posting today.
Enenon
3 years ago
32 bits plzzz
Conner Adams
3 years ago
Why can I not install this? I keep getting error code 40. Does anyone know a fix?
ks0017h
3 years ago
I have a problem. After saber plug-in installation process AfterFX.exe does not shut down in the Window 7 Task Manager.
Deiu
3 years ago
i can`t even install the damn thing. it crashes when i double click it, any solutions ?? Windows 7
Nirakar
3 years ago
I was going through the plugin . But its not downloading. any idea ?
3 years ago
sorry, but plugin don't work for AE cc 2015.3 Win 10
    Michael
    3 years ago
    Yes it does. You need to manually place the saber plug-in file into the after effects 'effects' folder.
    MHb
    3 years ago
    I had to install it twice on win 10 by closing all application(s). Then it starts working great
edson
3 years 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
    Alexis
    3 years ago
    i launched installer twice and it's working on two computers on windows 10.
Dark
3 years ago
o Meu Não Funciona!
kishlay
3 years ago
its not working in cs3. can u tell me how to correctly intall it in cs3 version
3 years ago
muchas gracias para Usted ANDREW
Gubran Baddour
3 years ago
thank uuuu ANDREW that was nice of u.. amazing plugin
Tony
3 years 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
3 years ago
i grew up with your tutorials
mbsaky
3 years ago
Thanks copilot thanks a lord...........
alilou
3 years ago
Thanks for all...My respects...!
Francis Stevens
3 years 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
3 years ago
Oh Andrew... 10 years and counting... :) Cheers!!
Tabbetz
3 years ago
Is it possible to track the smoke to background?
sam
3 years 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
3 years ago
LOVE IT
Mee
3 years ago
Thank You Sir <3
Han
3 years ago
Thank you very much!
festus
3 years ago
hi how can i access my copilot scene setup.. i have already downloaded it free and installed it freely
John
3 years ago
Can anyone upload the files in mediafire to download it doesn't open my installer just install and upload the plugin files
3 years 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
3 years ago
Thank you guys!
lmfao
3 years ago
why yall still on 32bit lmao
DAVID
3 years ago
I LOVE YOU ANDREW
Ankit Goel
3 years ago
its not working
HarishMahendra
3 years ago
Your simply awesome dude...Thumps up :)
Anup Mishra
3 years ago
I need this plugin for After Effects Cs6
Leigh-Rhys James
3 years ago
legend as always , total legend.
3 years ago
32 BITS Please :'(
KSM CREATER
3 years ago
Thank u for free sabar
skpkhun
3 years ago
I really like this affect.
3 years ago
Cool, thanks dude, u're awesome
Craazy
3 years ago
Pleaseee 32 Bits :/
3 years 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...
3 years ago
Man Please 32 Bits :(
Cristian
3 years ago
Hi! I need this plug-in for 32bit please!
Children
3 years ago
I DONT KNOW WHY SOMEONE STILL ASK FOR 32BITS...WHY DONT UPDATE YOUR AE OR YOUR COMPUTER?
    lmfao
    3 years ago
    100% agree
3 years ago
32BITS PLEASE !!!!! AND AFTER EFFECTS CS4!!!!!!!! PLEASE
RaaHH
3 years ago
32bits pls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need this plugins in cs4
Stasy
3 years ago
Thank you so much for this awesome plugin!!!!!
3 years ago
for 32 bits please.
JUNIOR XD
3 years ago
HOLA AMIGOS SOY JUNIOR XD
3 years ago
I am so happy to find this free plugins today. Thanks Sir!
Braiden
3 years 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
3 years ago
Thanks for all
3 years ago
For 32bits, please =D
3 years ago
For 32Bit x32 / x86 Pleaseeee :)


The Plugin is Perfect, but I No have 64 bit
3 years ago
and why are they saying that my licence is invalid
3 years 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 years 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 years ago
Hey can you provide the project file used in this tutorial?
Faizan
3 years ago
Hi..!!! :D Thank you for this Plugin Free :D :D
Frank Obediah Waka
3 years ago
what is the best way in using the Saber?
Eme
3 years ago
This plugin is absolutely amazing! And giving it away for free? You're awesome man! (:
Olga
3 years 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 years 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 years 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 years ago
the set up installation doesn't work on windows 7. Impossible to launch :(
3 years ago
For 32bit pls!
Chris
3 years 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 years 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 years ago
Hello, I have a problem with the installer. When I'm installing it, it crashes. Plz fix it.
Phoenix
3 years ago
Dude you're giving this away for FREE? Truly a god among men.
Sam
3 years 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 years ago
thanks for this awesome plugin.
theChamp
3 years 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 years ago
Many thanks for this free plugin!
adrian
3 years 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 years 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 years 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 years ago
This doesn't work with AE CC 2015.3
    Oxygenium
    3 years ago
    For me works well ;). You must select "Custom" in installation and find folder with After Effects plugins.
    Bocomo Fu
    3 years ago
    AE CC 2015 can works well, Thanks for the saber plug, it's very good and useful
3 years 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 years ago
    In installation select "Custom" and find folder with After Effects plugins. Then install it.
    IllumiFX
    3 years ago
    pata to custom <3
Meissa cisse
3 years ago
thank s Andrew
and video copilot
Jason
3 years 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 years ago
Forget my last post I sorted by navigating to the plugin folder via the "custom" option in the wizard.

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

Your Plug In doesn't works on After Effects CC 2015.3
    maxraphy
    3 years 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 years ago
    Okay, today's lesson was to learn how to manually install the plug in XD
CC
3 years 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 years 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 years ago
Awesome job Andrew! thank you!! it ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! greetings from the Dominican Republic
Vistasp Edulji
3 years ago
The installer won't start. Is the plugin really working or you are kidding us here. Fix the issue
Uttu
3 years ago
Can't install..!!!
    Bocomo fu
    3 years ago
    you may use 32 bit PC
Vistasp Edulji
3 years 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
3 years ago
I used it for an animated logo reveal. Works super on my mac. Thanks a lot Andrew.
Allan
3 years ago
SaberInstaller has stopped working, cant get it to work?
    Jordan
    3 years ago
    Run it as an admin, that's how I got it to work.
James Twyman
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
What you gave us is much better than candies!! Thank you!! You are the man!
Ryzwan
3 years ago
Thanks a lot andrew kramer
Risu
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
I get Error Code 40 when trying to install it; any tips?
iGabriDzn
3 years 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
3 years 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3 years ago
    How about pre-compose the layer and then make blending mode to "screen"?
    Deepak
    3 years ago
    Hi
    PTC
    Please check in render setting of SABER Plugin there
    Composite Setting - Transparent option

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

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

    Thanks
3 years ago
Sir, i am unable to download the plugin how to create a cinematic video, Thanks for your hard and superb knowledge
3 years ago
FUNCiONA NO CS4 32 BiTS?
Kaykay
3 years ago
No 32 bit version? Can someone please tell me where's the 32 bit version?
    Damien
    3 years ago
    Actually this plug in works only on 64 bit system. u should update your system
3 years 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
3 years ago
Não tem para 32 bits? ;-;
Marcin
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
Is there a way to simply freeze the effect for bullet time?
Steve
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
    3 years ago
    Looks great!
Wendel
3 years 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.
3 years 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
3 years ago
Hey guys. Hope you like my Saber test! https://youtu.be/lkxutKLxvTw
Ami
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
Is there any plan of adding mask opacity support so the sabers will disappear when the mask disappears?
mahesh kumar
3 years ago
help me plz
mahesh kumar
3 years ago
helooooo
eihab
3 years ago
No freaking way... THIS IS AMAZING! thank you so much!!!!!
James
3 years 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
3 years ago
Thank you so much Andrew
mahesh kumar
3 years 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
    3 years ago
    Hi Mahesh, I couldn't see a version for CS6 when I downloaded. Only CS2014 & CS2015.
Sriman Biswajit
3 years ago
God bless you dear..
Chandan Dutta
3 years 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,
3 years 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
3 years ago
Amazing! Thank you so much Andrew!
Jacob
3 years ago
After effects crash when I apply Saber Plugin to a text... HELP PLEASE!!!!
    3 years 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
3 years ago
Could you tell us how you did the little smoke around the title in the Saber trailer?
3 years ago
This is awesome! Just what I was looking for!
Thank you!
3 years 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.
    3 years ago
    Update: I rebooted the machine entirely and suddenly everything is hunky-dory. Feel free to disregard my post.
Patrick
3 years ago
I used saber to help create the hot pokers in S05e16 of GRIMM. This plugin is awesome :D
JB Z
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
The trailer gave me goose bumps ALL OVER my body.
Anil
3 years ago
YOU ARE AWESOME
matavia
3 years ago
Oh.My.Goodness. You are sent from the heavens!!! Thank you
Lucas
3 years 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
3 years ago
Thank you very much Andrew :) SABER is sooo coooooooollll :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDJqvj9GTUY
Alexis Bacler
3 years 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
3 years ago
hi Andrew why cant render Alpha?

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

    Thanks
Trunks
3 years ago
i'm usind win7....when i start install .....it crash and stoped working....can't insatll saber plugin....Pls help me....
Zelalem
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
An excellent plugin for free? many thanks andrew and the videocopilot team. appreciate your hard work.
DELBEKE Martin
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew ! Still a Great tutorial !
Todd McMiniment
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
I need Saber Plugin for 32 bit .
Vinhnq
3 years ago
Amazing..........
How search name "Backgound_stage"?
I want to find it, please!
3 years ago
It is one of your great plugins!

Thanks for your excellent plugins dear Andrew.
James Scott
3 years 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
3 years 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?
    3 years ago
    Go to the saber installer, open the pack and copy 'Resources pack' to After Effects/Plug-Ins. Than restart AE and enjoy! :)
Ospry
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
Amaizing man u r awsome man this plugin made my life easy........
omid pouyaei
3 years ago
thanks for your kindness it is grate.
3 years ago
Damn, Sam still doing his stuff LOL...! well done guys, thanks for the free plugin, will try it
Zizo
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
Hi VCP. Could you please release manual install files, as the Mac installer doesn't run in 10.7.5. Many thanks!
Victor
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
It's only support 64bit version for windows. :(
Hugo
3 years 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
    3 years ago
    I'm having this problem too. I'm on a mac running OSX 10.7.5 and After Effects CS6.
3 years 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
    3 years 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
3 years 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
    3 years ago
    i have a slight feeling you used google translate :)
    Aaron Wong
    3 years ago
    Haha.. because not all of AE user good at english (like me)
chris
3 years ago
Can someone tell me how can I add saber to a 3d model in element and have it stick to it?
    Sean
    3 years 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
    3 years 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
    3 years ago
    Thanks so much guys..I'm going to check out the videos as soon as I get home!
Nick Cifarelli
3 years 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!
3 years 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.
    3 years 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
3 years ago
video copilot how i install this ?
Auke Valk
3 years ago
Thanks for this amazing free plugin! I've made this : https://youtu.be/zRvWZsXWGv8
Sean
3 years 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
3 years ago
Yes same, I am with 750 ti with 4gb of ram and there is a lot of crashing!
    Seth
    3 years ago
    Yes, crash crash crash.
James Twyman
3 years 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
    3 years 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.
    3 years ago
    I'm having similar issues but due to processor overload. It's CPU intensive, not GPU.
Ray
3 years 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
    3 years ago
    please help me :(
abdu mohd. Hassan
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew for this great plug-in which i think it solve & help us to design attractive into & complicate logos
KC
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
Great Tutorial to mix Element 3D with the Saber Plugin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrnKjstUKkg
3 years ago
any body knows how to do this effect ink to text reveal https://vimeo.com/69233079
    Sean
    3 years ago
    You might try contacting the author "eslam amin" directly by sending him a message on his page. https://vimeo.com/polypic
3 years 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
3 years ago
thank you guy. And admire your devotion. It is too good plug in.
(my english is not good..but understood?)
Michael
3 years 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
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew, this plug-in is AWESOME!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRtw6zp2SZg
Firdaus Fajar Kurniawan
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
    3 years ago
    Can you provide some additional details on your specific issue ?
    Christpoher
    3 years ago
    Thank you for replying, I managed to get it working..love and mad respect for u guys!!
Ronaldo Teixeira
3 years ago
100% FREE !! I do not believe !!! you are awesome !!
Eric
3 years ago
1000th Comment!!!!!
Daniel
3 years ago
Thanks Andrew, this plug-in is AWESOME!!
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
You are a god among men Andrew, thanks to you and the team ...again!
Marcos
3 years ago
Gracias Andrew, es excelente el plugin, encima gratis, sos un genio!.
spiro
3 years ago
amazing plug-in Andrew...you are truly the best
konglongguo
3 years ago
grateful
abhir
3 years ago
AWWSOME PLUGIN , IT REALLY GOOD
Vladimir
3 years ago
Fanks for you job AHDRIOXA
saravanakumar
3 years ago
super work i like it
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years ago
Another Saber Video. This time, actually putting it to use for work!
~MAH~

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtI1cRor-_I
3 years 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
    3 years ago
    Now THIS is original and really creative (most people seem to copy what they see AK doing). Well done.
    Dan H.
    3 years ago
    I second that. Nice work indeed!
    3 years 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
    3 years ago
    verry verry nice!!
    looks great!
    Mark
    3 years ago
    Pretty darn good!
    3 years ago
    VERY WELL DONE!!! Bravo!
    Sean
    3 years ago
    NICE! One of the best uses of Saber I've seen so far! Well done. :)
Ayal
3 years ago
god! plugin!
Kyle Wright
3 years 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.
    3 years 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
3 years 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
    3 years 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.
3 years ago
made a second test using saber! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV9d_YxiBNE
3 years 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.
    3 years ago
    Yes, this will hopefully get patched soon. I use CUDA for everything so my render times using Saber are pretty slow.
Tosha
3 years ago
Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago
Hey... you are just GREAT! Following you since always. Thanks and greetings from Italy!
3 years 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
3 years ago
From Argentina ...Amazinng!!! I Love you Andrew!!! I mean Im not Gay... I mean Im Exited too!!! You Back!!!
matty
3 years 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
    3 years 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.
3 years ago
Thnkx alot but while doing this please help us with some other plugins like action essentioals for free please.
God bless you.
3 years ago
hey andrew nice come back
one request can we have an into title like Daredevil plzzz
thanku
Michał Zimnowodzki
3 years ago
3 years ago
Kills the Saber plugin Intercept?
Qim
3 years ago
yeah... a reeeeally exciting plugin alright... you guys are the best!!
Jacob
3 years ago
This probably sounds really stupid but I can't figure out how to install the Plugin. Is there anything I need?
    Jacob
    3 years ago
    I figured out my problem, I was installing it on the wrong hard drive.
djounad
3 years ago
you are N 1;nice work Man
Nate
3 years ago
Does this work with CS4?
Felix
3 years ago
Where is the f***ing Intercept?
    Josh
    3 years 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
3 years ago
Whooah..cool compression..and cool plugin
Bec
3 years ago
Awesome as always Andrew!
Fantastic, brilliant, and mindbending as always. Thank you
Sanjaya Madanayaka
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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
3 years 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