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I need more air/space explosion variations

Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 5:35pm

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Hey guys,
I was wondering if someone could create a handful of air and/or space explosions of high quality, but not too big where it exits the quad? I am creating a space battle in 3D Studio Max, and I need some additional air/space explosions (yes, I got the ones that are posted, but I need more variations). There are plenty of ground-type explosions, but not enough space ones. Basically, they don't need to be too spectacular looking since they're primarily ships exploding, or other things (like bombs hitting a space station hull, etc). If possible, it'd be great to make them very Star Wars-esque (colorful, space-like), but just regular air explosions will do as well. Could anyone here help me out?
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 5:53pm

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I'll see what I can do...

Ok, Watch this... (I cut it a bit early so don't worry about the sudden end)
and tell me what you want added/removed/more off etc and we'll see if we can get a good plugin biggrin

(It's DivX Encoded, so let me know if you don't have DivX)

http://static.zed.cbc.ca/users/t/TAP2/files/EXPLOSION.avi
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 7:33pm

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Hmm, do you have ParticleIllusion TAP2? That looks like one of their explosions.
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 8:50pm

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Yep, but I never submit any plugin straight off PI... It's actually a combination of about 5 effects, which I've fully customised myself.

Billy3D is the PI effect stealer biggrin
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 9:18pm

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TAP2 you naughty boy smile

Dont want to accuse you of anything, but ..

1) you say you are saving up for ALAMDV
2) You are on an anti piracy thread elsewhere on this board..

3).. ALAMDV2 (Download Only) $89.43

4)..particleIllusion 3.0 for Windows (download-only; no CD) $389 (US)

hmmmm smile
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 11:09pm

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Hmm, I see you think you're on too something biggrin

BUT....



Gotcha biggrin

HOWEVER, I never use PI in my films, because It doesn't support field rendering, which is why I'm saving up for AlamDV3
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 11:14pm

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HAHA, Ownzor! Highfive TAP2 razz
Posted: Mon, 5th Jan 2004, 11:34pm

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So blank, are you going to reply or not biggrin
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 6:41am

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Sorry about the late reply, I had prior engagements smile

But anyway, I couldn't view the explosion because I don't have a DivX encoder. I use Matrox for AlamDV, and just a regular DV Encoder (that's what they call it) for other things since Alam doesn't support that.
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 11:02am

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Well I can't upload DV or Uncompressed as it's 7mb.

Do you have Quicktime?
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 6:13pm

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Yeah, I have Quicktime 6.x (not Pro).
Posted: Tue, 6th Jan 2004, 8:04pm

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Sweeeeet comeback, and Much respect to you TAP2...

If I had known it was given away free I wouldnt have bothered paying for the damn thing....
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 8:54pm

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TAP, you here? Anyone? Anyone??
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 10:00pm

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As I said it's useless as it doesn't support field rendering. biggrin


Quicktime link'll be up in 5 minutes hold on biggrin
Posted: Wed, 7th Jan 2004, 10:02pm

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http://mercury.walagata.com/w/tap2/Untitled.mov
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 5:57am

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TAP, that's a nice explosion. Do you think you could possibly make a couple variations and turn them into plugins? For example, one variation could be a quick but strong blast that disappears pretty quick, while another could be a longer explosion, etc. All I really need is multiple explosions since, in a space battle, you don't want the audience to notice that the same explosion (or couple of) is being used over and over.
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 5:49pm

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TAP2

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You've got a good point...

I'm very short of time at the moment but I promose I'll try and do it later (at around 8pm)
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 8:22pm

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Yeah no problem, take your time. You're the one who's doing me a favor smile
Posted: Thu, 8th Jan 2004, 10:07pm

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I've uploaded the one in the video, it's high-res and high quality.
I'll try to do some more variations tommorow.
Posted: Sat, 10th Jan 2004, 3:36pm

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1st one is live now biggrin
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 1:05am

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Nice job, TAP. smile
Posted: Sun, 11th Jan 2004, 11:19am

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TAP2

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2nd one should be live later today...

If you want any more tell me, as it takes a while to make each one.