Rick, this is mainly for you to read. Sorry for bringing this up again
I've done a lot of experimenting with the effect, and I've discovered that....
Yellow Solid 10px Darken
White Solid 80px Add
Blue Solid 80px Lighten or Screen
Blue Solid 40px Lighten or Screen
Blue Solid 20px Lighten or Screen
Blue Solid 10px Lighten or Screen
White Solid 5px Add
Blue's opposite colour is yellow, and setting this to darken gives the core the tint that I think ILM's TPM sabers had. Some people say this is just DVD compression, but that's just rubbish.
What are your thoughts Rick?
Whatever works for you. Light sabers move so fast that it really doesn't matter that much to me visually. I'm more about getting the work done and getting paid. I'm not being critical, it's just the way I work. So if it works for you I'd go with it.