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Ricochet and Smoke Effects...

Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 8:27pm

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Lazarus

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Hey there everyone. I've gotten good with muzzle flashes, and my friends and I have made some pretty cool movies. I'm still new to the program though as far as what else I can do with it. I've been trying to add ricochet sparks from stray bullets as well as very quick smoke effects that sort of burst outwards, both for firing the gun and when the individual gets shot and the smoke emits from the entry wound. I've seen some great movies with EffectsLab that contain things like this, but I'm not sure how to add them in to the strip of film. Can anyone help me out? Thanks a bunch...
Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 9:01pm

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petet2

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There are some presets which are suitable for use for ricochets (try searching on "spark").

All of the effects in Effects Lab are added in the same way - if you can add muzzle flashes you can add smoke!

You need to register your program as well.
Posted: Sun, 25th Mar 2007, 9:52pm

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Lazarus

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I kinda figured that. The program didn't have any ricochet effects so I tried to add cigarette smoke effect and I couldn't mold it into what I wanted at all, so I didn't know whether or not there was a specific method needed for that. Thanks!
Posted: Mon, 26th Mar 2007, 4:47am

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Axeman

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A fair percentage of the good smoke effects you are seeing in the cinema were created with real smoke, not particle simulations.

Have you searched the preset library for these effects? I know there are several smoke presets and ricochet effects available for download.
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 10:07am

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FXhomer30954

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I've gotten as far as reaching an effect call "Bullethit metal" but I can't seem to resize or move it (the same goes for all other particles - rain, smoke, bullet, dust storm etc.) how do I do this?
Posted: Wed, 28th Mar 2007, 1:56pm

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Axeman

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That particular effect is not a particle effect; its a neon light effect. As with any effects preset of any kind, click on the attributes in the timeline to edit them.