After completing my designs of the HUDs and evaluating them, it was brought to my attention that ‘Video Copilot’ did a new free plug-in for After Effects called ‘SABER’ primarily for a quicker and faster way to do light-sabers. However, it does so much more than just light-sabers as in the tutorial given by the amazing ‘Andrew Kramer’ who showed its potential and that its not just for light-sabers.
After following the tutorial and generally having a play around with the plug-in to seeing how far I could take it, I decided to use this plug in to see what would the difference would be if I used the plug-in on my HUD designs and see what the difference could be like.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5SCq7NC8-M – Test HUD
and now the results of the plug-in.
A dramatic improvement and visually more believable. However, I do feel I should not probably over use the plug-in and should only use it for the HUD’s. If I do it for everything it would look like I only rely on just that plug in when I don’t want that to be the case.