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I can't make a flame which is firing towards camera [ANSWER]

Posted: Thu, 7th Jun 2007, 5:38pm

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I can't make a flame who is firing towards!

When I set the X towords it firing backwords and when I set the X backwords it's firing backwords too!!!

I have test the Y too but it doesn't work!!!

HELP MEE!!!
Posted: Thu, 7th Jun 2007, 10:24pm

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OK, if you would just go about asking for help in a calmer, more polite way, a lot more people will be inclined to help you.

I'm assuming you are speaking of the muzzle flash engine. Move the x handle to the front of its orbit (the lowest point of the X orbit) and it will be firing toward you. It really is as simple as that.

I've yet to see a muzzle flash that doesn't look nearly identical when pointed directly toward you or directly away from you. I'm not really clear on what the problem is, as its going to look the same either way. Perhaps you could provide us with some information that would help clarify this?
Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 7:30am

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I would like a flame who is firing towords
Posted: Fri, 8th Jun 2007, 2:30pm

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I got that. But what does that mean? Are you trying to create a muzzle flash from a gun pointed toward the camera? Are you after a flash that comes out of a gun and flies toward the camera? Are you after actual flames coming towards you, like a flame-thrower type effect? If you explain what the scene is and the effect you are trying to achieve, in its context, it would be helpful.
Posted: Mon, 25th Jun 2007, 8:20pm

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No, a ausult riffle flame who is firing in the opposite direction of the camera.
Posted: Mon, 25th Jun 2007, 11:51pm

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The opposite direction of the camera. That sounds like the opposite of towards. That sounds like you want a muzzle flash firing away from the camera. Is the part of the gun nearest the camera the barrel or the stock?

If the stock is the nearest part, move the x handle to the highest part of its orbit, and it will be pointing away from you. Then add a mask around the muzzle of the gun, so the flash apears to be behind the barrel.