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Dirt Explosions and Bullet tracers

Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 6:34am

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RFSFilms

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Hi,

I am putting together a war flick and need less fiery explosions. I would prefer ground explosions that were heavy on debris.

I also would like tracers, though I can fudge those if I need to with other effects.

If anyone can help, please, let me know.

Thanks
John

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P.S. I have a mock up of a scene with the current plug-ins available, if someone wants to see what I need. It's 1.7mb lo-res.
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 10:30am

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Rawree

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For dirt explosions you can do them very easily as an actual effect:
http://www.angelfire.com/movies/nobudgetsfx/nobudgetsfx.html
There's something on here about that.
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 1:21pm

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AndrewtheActorMan

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Here is a very nice tutorial on AFCommunity.

AFCommunity's Tutorial on Dirt Explosions

Hows that? wink

Andrew biggrin
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 4:37pm

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RFSFilms

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Well, tbe footage was shot back in August, so I am looking to do this all in post digitally. What I have done so far with current plug-ins looks fantastic. All the explosions are distant shots, so digital will work and we shot all the effects sequences with that in mind.

Thanks
John
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 4:54pm

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Blakestone

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I agree. These would both be very useful effects.
Posted: Sun, 29th Feb 2004, 11:14pm

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Pooky

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For tracers simply use a yellow lightsaber with no glow.
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 12:32am

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ssjaaron

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for trancers looking really good like on "soilder stoy" http://fxhome.com/cinema/info_cache/movieinfo1139.html
you have to have "adobe after effects" and use the light saber turorial from theforce.net
http://www.theforce.net/theater/postproduction/sabres/sabertutorials.shtml
then just animate it and change the color.
or there are more tutorials on other ways of lightsabers, but just change them into tracer's.
http://www.theforce.net/theater/tutorials.shtml
i hope that can help you in any way.
peace out
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 1:04am

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Pooky

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With Alam it's a lot easier though.
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 5:29am

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RFSFilms

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The tracer tips are great...

I found some explosions on this site: http://www.artbeats.com/

But they are out of my budget.

I'm going to mess with the existing ones on the site and try to create what I need out of them. If they turn out OK, I will upload them to share. smile

Thanks
John
Posted: Mon, 1st Mar 2004, 12:39pm

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Axeman

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I don't know what your time freame is, but I hope to put up a few dirt explosions in the near future, probably within the next couple weeks.