The plug-in is aptly named Saber and allows users to create energy beams, lightsabers, lasers, portals, neon lights, and so much more. And yes, it's totally free. Check out the trailer below to get a glimpse of all the cool things it can help you do:

Key Features

  • Create High quality energy & lights beams
  • Realistic Glow falloff
  • Advanced Core Settings
  • Built-in Distortion
  • 25 Presets
  • Dynamic Text and Mask Outlines
  • Stackable FX

If you received your VFX education online, chances are much of it came from Video Copilot's Andrew Kramer. Here he is to give you a rundown on Saber in this tutorial:

You can download Saber for free at Video Copilot here.

Source: Video Copilot