That technique works. It's all about layering and blend modes. I don't spend much time creating light sabers, but I do spend a lot of time making light effects. Most of the time a simple feathered mask animated on a nearly white solid or a blur applied to a nearly white shape combined with a a copy of the blurred / feathered layer with a little more blur using the ADD blend mode is all that it takes to create this effect. Simple adjustments of the opacity of the layers controls the look. There's really not much to it.
> I was wondering if anyone knows of the most recent for most recent After Effects?
The core features of After Effects don't change that much from one version to another. If you have a tutorial for a previous version, then it'll probably work for the current version.
Thanks for video. Sorry for delay I had no net for bit. I'll check the video. Since I havent used Affter Effects I'm hoping your video is an exact step by step tutorial after opening the program.
...Since I havent used Affter Effects I'm hoping your video is an exact step by step tutorial after opening the program.
Oooh, now that's a problem. It's EXTREMELY difficult to make an exact step-by-step tutorial for somebody who knows nothing about the application. There are simply too many variables from user to user to make a one-size-fits-all.
You really do have to know the basics of AE before your proceed to other things. You might be able to figure out how to insert a table into a Microsoft Word document from the help file, but AE's a lot more complicated.
You'll save yourself a lot of frustration if you begin at the beginning, and here's a great beginning: