The March of (Lightsaber) Progress

Back in the very early days of this blog I spent some time documenting the fiddly process of creating a pretty decent lightsaber effect. This post showed a truncated version of the edits needed to add a lightsaber to one frame of a video. I skipped over several other steps like multiple different stages of blur and different level changes.

Life in 2016 is so much simpler. I recently built the Lego General Grevious and to share a pic on Facebook I thought it’d be fun to make his lightsabers look a bit more realistic than the translucent plastic Lego provide. Continue reading