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How to do shell casings

Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 2:49pm

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Razeer

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Hi again!
I need a little help....again crazy

I´m making this action movie, and I need a scene where one of the actors fires a gun and a shell casing ejects from the gun...I don´t have the budget to buy one of those replica guns that fires blanks, and I´ve heard that you could do this effect in effectslab pro.

If anyone knows how this is done, please tell me smile

//Razeer
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 2:58pm

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Harvey

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Shell casings are something that you should probably do in a 3D animation program but there are some AlamDV shell casings plugins on this page.

Hope this helps!
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 4:35pm

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Razeer

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yeah, but if I am supposed to use them, I am going to need to learn the basics of AlamDV....haven´t really heard about it before crazy

So, if anyone can explain it to me, I would be very grateful razz

//Raze
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Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 4:47pm

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petet2

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You don't have to use Alam DV (I don't think you can get it any more anyway). You can use all the Alam DV plug-ins as stock footage in Effects Lab - just read Oeyvind's excellent tutorial here...

http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=22496
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 4:50pm

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NickD

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You don't need to. Here's what you do:

Download the plugin that you would like to use
Unzip the file
Open the plugin's folder
Open the image folder
Open the l1 folder
Inside the l1 folder you will see one or more folders labeled vc1, vc2, etc. these each contain different image streams.
Chose the image stream you would like to use.

Open EffectsLab
Select File, Import Image Stream
Choose the vc folder containing the selected image stream.
Import it.


Hope this helps smile
Cheers
Posted: Fri, 5th May 2006, 6:32pm

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Razeer

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Man, you guys are really helpful smile
Posted: Sat, 6th May 2006, 12:55am

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Razeer

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It still doesn´t work, the image stream appears in the timeline, but not in the movie crazy
Posted: Sat, 6th May 2006, 12:42pm

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Razeer

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no worries, I fixed the problem once again....but now the plugin is barely visible, because it is very transparent crazy

any idea on how to change this?

//Razeer