Friday, 15 October 2010

Sony Vegas 8 Lightsaber Effect


FOR MULTIPLE LIGHTSABERS, you have to repeat the process for the other lightsaber, so if it takes two tracks to make one, it takes four tracks to make two, or six to make three, etc. Yes, it’s a pain in the ass, but that’s what you have to do.

IF YOU CAN’T MOVE THE MASK POINTS THE WAY YOU WANT TO, look to the toolbar on the left of the Event Pan/Crop window. When working in masking mode, at the bottom of the toolbar, you should see a button with a blue line on it. If it’s a vertical line, you can only move the points up and down. If it’s horizontal, you can only move it left and right. If you want to move it both ways, you have to click on the button until the line turns into a cross. That cross indicates that you can now move the points in whatever direction you want.

If you’re wondering why your Vegas doesn’t have the “Mask” thing, it’s because I’m using Vegas PROFESSIONAL. If you’re using Movie Studio or Platinum, you won’t have it, and you won’t be able to do it. You need the professional version.

Now before you ask me how much it costs, the newest version of Vegas Professional is $525. I made this with the assumption that anyone who watches it will already have Vegas.

I assume that the same thing can be done with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere, or any other major editing system. Just don’t ask me about it, ’cause I don’t know. I only assume.

I didn’t bother with sound effects. If you need sounds, go here:

This will work with Vegas Pro 8. It will work with any version of Vegas 6 or later, as long as it’s Pro and not wither Movie Studio or Platinum Edition.

Video by Little Rich -


Acid said...

nice tutorial

justinb7714 said...

this is awesome :o

nubilus said...

sweet effect dude

Jacob said...

Ah perfect, these tutorials of yours are great! This perticular one does seem a bit tedious, but it's still fun knowledge nontheless.

Kikino said...

cool tutorial I might try it out

MusicGooze said...

Sweet stuff, magnet.

Mikey said...

Wow that was really neat!
Needs a longer lightsaber though!

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