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Trying to convert DF's dirt explosions to work in FX comps?

Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 12:07am

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M60 Gunner

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I am working with the Detonation Films dirt explosions, I am using the three dirt exposions, I watched the tutorial on how to make the dirt explosion look full, I wanted to know if you know how to do the same with the Fx home composite lab pro to make the trans fill in so that it would look full and real?
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 12:13am

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Garrison

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What do you mean by "look full"?

Do you mean not as transparent? If so then a good way is to duplicate the footage and place if over the same as the first one in Comp Lab.

Here's a thread on it.
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 12:22am

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M60 Gunner

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Yes,

I am try to make or take down the trans so that it will look like a real dirt exsplosion, shown in the DF's tutorial in there demo.

I understand what they are saying but, I have been unable to apply the info that is given to FX home . I thank I have a general idea but still doing something wrong.

Thanks
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 12:26am

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Garrison

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Have you looked at the thread I referenced?
Posted: Sat, 10th Mar 2007, 1:11am

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You should be able to follow their instructions exactly. (I've just watched their tutorial.) Set one layer to Multiply, add a Value key to another layer and set the sliders where they say. Tweak the sliders slightly to suit your taste. Add your shadow layer, etc. and you ought to be good to go. Which step is giving you difficulty?
Posted: Tue, 13th Mar 2007, 5:43pm

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M60 Gunner

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sorry to get back with you late, had to go away to film shoots,

when they say shadow layer, how do I perform this?
Posted: Tue, 13th Mar 2007, 8:08pm

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Its just another layer of the same footage. Follow the instructions for it in their tutorial, they do a nice job of explaining how to key and grade that layer to create a shadow.