This was a quick test I did with Blender’s compositing nodes for a lightsaber effect. I think I’m going to try again with a more complicated shot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dmo57QeklPE
that’s pretty good. how about putting a plane on the ground to catch a little glow as the lightsaber passes near it?
also lightsabers should suffer from serious motion blur. make it suffer.
Yeah, good ideas. This was just a rough test to come up with a method, which I did, so I’m probably going to try a more complicated shot with reaction lighting and tighter animation.