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HOW TO MAKE LIGHTSABERS 2.0

Discussion in 'Fan Films, Fan Audio & SciFi 3D' started by DorkmanScott, Nov 10, 2005.

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  1. starwarschick34

    starwarschick34 Jedi Youngling

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    i heard some guys tried to make a lightsaber
    and it like exploded and they had to go to the hospital
     
  2. Funk-E

    Funk-E Jedi Master star 6

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    They tried to make a 'lightsaber' by filling a fluorescent light tube with gasoline.
     
  3. Evil-Henchman

    Evil-Henchman Jedi Master star 4

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    Why is this thread no longer stickied?
     
  4. DarthKomar

    DarthKomar Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Perhaps the glue melted?
     
  5. storm8105

    storm8105 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    My guess is its "stickiness" was set to expire 3 years after the first post, by Dorkman, on November 10th 2005.
     
  6. DarthKomar

    DarthKomar Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Ur smart :)
     
  7. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Jedi Master star 6

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    A great comedian once told me "Always use the third joke".





    We really should try that more.
     
  8. AdamBertocci

    AdamBertocci Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This thread is now sticky until the year 2018.

    WHAT THEN

    OH GOD WHAT THEN


    Rick McCallum loves you!
     
  9. DarthKomar

    DarthKomar Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I'll have a better joke ready by then :)

    Say thank you to Jesus :)
     
  10. Emil

    Emil Jedi Master star 1

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    So... how do I make lightsabers?:confused:
     
  11. DarthKomar

    DarthKomar Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Parts list,

    1) Hilt
    2) Energy module
    3) Lens
    4) Focusing crystal

    Wait... no that's KOTOR. Go read the first post.
     
  12. Emil

    Emil Jedi Master star 1

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    It doesn't say which parts to use in real life -.-
     
  13. DarthKomar

    DarthKomar Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Get a pipe and stick it on the end of a broom stick.

    Just like Star Wars, you have to just be yourself when making a saber hilt.
     
  14. Vidina

    Vidina Jedi Master star 4

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    Not cool, man.


    thecustomsabershop.com has some modules that'll kinda teach you, but thebigyellowbox.com has instructions for HOW.
     
  15. Master_Comyn

    Master_Comyn Jedi Master star 4

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    Is bigyellowbox still up? Last I remember going there was early this year and they hadn't updated in years. Is it still a geocities site?
     
  16. Vidina

    Vidina Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm not sure, but it's one of the sites that doesn't really need updating.
     
  17. Robi-Wan

    Robi-Wan Jedi Master star 4

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    It's still up, but not updated since 2001.

    http://bigyellowbox.tripod.com/
     
  18. Darth-Tim

    Darth-Tim Jedi Youngling

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    Hey i know you guys posted alot about how to make the "Lightsaber effect" on movies. But what really wonders my mind ( even tho that is pretty cool) is How in the world they had created the effect in the actuall star wars movies?? [face_coffee]
     
  19. Vidina

    Vidina Jedi Master star 4

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    There's about a 100 topics/threads that cover that effect, and IIRC, the effect was done with roto and a glow plugin for the movies.
     
  20. VaporTrail

    VaporTrail Jedi Master star 6

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    Oh, Fleischer. How we forget.


    For the PT, it was done with computer methods, but for the OT it was done straight on film. The technique drawing the core digitally is very true to the old method in spirit, creating a matte for where the blade will be. However, instead of applying a digital plug-in, they actually painted in the glows for each frame. I believe there were multiple layers comped in for the diffusion of the glow.
    I'm not really positive about the specifics, but that's the basic run-down.
     
  21. tumblemoster

    tumblemoster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Are the Custom Saber Shop modules all hollow? Can I build a stunt saber with them?

     
  22. Evil-Henchman

    Evil-Henchman Jedi Master star 4

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    The Custom Saber Shop has it's own forums. Just letting you know. My name over there is ARKM.

    Yes, they are hollow and are primarily designed to take electronics however I don't see why one couldn't use them as stunt sabers. I believe their blade holders for EL (electroluminescent) sabers use a 3/4" inside diameter which would work great with Randomsabers carbon fiber blade accessory kit. The blade holders for LED sabers have a 1" inside diameter.

    ebay is also a great resource for stunt sabers. You can often find them with no reserve and with a very low starting bid (like $1).
     
  23. tumblemoster

    tumblemoster Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Thanks Henchman. I'm digging through their forums now (missed them at first because I was too busy drooling). As long as I know they're hollow I can make adapters. Their modular system looks REALLY cool.
     
  24. SkateBoy84

    SkateBoy84 Jedi Youngling

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  25. SkateBoy84

    SkateBoy84 Jedi Youngling

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    for the real movies they used a program called apple shake the tutorial is in a book made by people who used these programs for the real movies

    [link=http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Pro-Training-Encyclopedia-Effects/dp/0321303342][/link]
    sorry can't get the link to work but the site is http://www.amazon.com/Apple-Pro-Training-Encyclopedia-Effects/dp/0321303342 (just copy and paste it)
     
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