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Of course no lightsaber duel is complete without the iconic glow. Whether it’s your first time seeing yourself wielding this elegant weapon of a more civilized age… or if you’re just brushing up on your compositing skills, we got you covered.
Lightsabers from Scratch
Check out Ricky Elliott’s brand new all-encompassing tutorial that covers everything from the rotoscoping process to getting proper lightwrap and contact flares.
Andrew Kramer has a new fully featured plugin for After Effects called Saber. You can download it here.
Another glow plugin for After Effects is Real Glow, by Jae Tools, which is simple yet effective, available here.
For any Nuke users, AuthorityFX has an amazingly realistic, open source glow plugin on GitHub.
If you're looking to sharpen your skills with roto or simply want to experiment with new glow techniques, we've got you covered. Feel free to download some plates from past LCC entries, complete with rendered saber mattes.
Many folks ask where they can find lightsaber sound effects for use in their duels. The short answer: we rip them from the films and video games. The lazy answer: you can download a collection below.
Here is a large collection of sound effects and many more SFX resources organized by Ryan Wieber, available as either .wav or .mp3 filetypes:
This particular collection was originally downloaded from TheForce.net and then expanded upon by Nathaniel Caauwe.