How To Create Lightsaber Effect | Nuke Tutorial | ActionVFX

How To Create Lightsaber Effect | Nuke Tutorial

How To Create Lightsaber Effect | Nuke Tutorial

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create lightsaber battle effects.

Everything about the lightsaber is iconic. When you hear the initial spark of its activation, you’re about to see an epic battle. 

Of course, the first cinematic battle was between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, released in 1977. So, when we started getting psyched up for the release of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ on May 27th, our minds immediately returned to reimagining this memorable scene by our friends FXitinPost

We reached out and they provided us with the original plate so we can take you through the steps of creating lightsaber battle effects using our Spark Hits Vol. 2 and Icon: Anamorphic Lens Flare Collections! Check out the full tutorial below!


This After Effects tutorial features:

  • How to create the lightsaber effect using the Roto node.

  • Best workflow tips for creating the lightsabers.

  • How to add a lightsaber glow FX.

  • Using Spark Hits Vol. 2 and Icon: Anamorphic Lens Flare to add sparks and additional glow fx.


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