Flash Lightsabers and Rotoscoping

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Flash Lightsabers and Rotoscoping

Learn how to rotoscope a lightsaber in Flash 8 using the rectangle tool and filters.
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  • Submitted on: 2008-03-31 02:45:53

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Anyone who's seen Star Wars has wondered what it would be like to hold a lightsaber. Hasbro toys aside, that's not going to happen for a good long while. But, Hey! They did it in the movie! Two words. Hollywood and Rotoscoping.

Rotoscoping is the process used to add those cool special effects to movies. To rotoscope a video, you go through a film clip frame by frame, editing each frame. Most people do this by using a program that divides the clip into several pictures (actually ALOT of pictures), then, using a standard image editing software, draw in their animations.    More detail...

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