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One of the best things about working at FXhome is being able to interact with the community and watch what you guys come up with, from effects presets to full blown movies.
Two community members in particular have been hard at work recently on projects that will help every FXhomer. Their contributions are so damn good, we simply had no choice other than to talk about them in the news.
The Biggest Particle Effects Tutorial Ever by Axeman
Axeman has been investigating EffectsLab's particle system for the last few weeks, seeing how far he can push it. We've been following his experiments with great interest, especially as he chose one of the most difficult areas of computer generated effects - fire.
His results are extremely impressive and he's been kind enough to draw up a full tutorial on the process. It's a great tutorial that serves both as a general introduction to particle effects and a specific guide to creating CG fire.
MOVCreator by Hendo
Some of you may have already discovered Hendo's handy utility, which can take an image stream and convert it into a single Quicktime movie file.
This is of particular interest to people wanting to convert the old AlamDV2 plugins into a more convenient format. Simply run them through MOVCreator to get a nice, tidy .mov that you can import into your FXhome product.
Hendo's still working on improving the program, so be sure to keep checking back for all the latest updates.
We'd like to say an extra special thanks to Hendo and Axeman for their brilliant work. Also thanks to everyone that has submitted presets for the new products - there's been some great stuff so far, with more to come!