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good ways to create a real life explosion [ANSWER]

Posted: Sun, 15th Jul 2007, 3:19pm

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Im trying to create a very good looking explosion, to make it look as real as possible. Im out of ways, and the presets arent taht good that are in Visionlab. Any suggestions to make it look good and real?
Posted: Sun, 15th Jul 2007, 4:49pm

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try using stock footage, but for 'good' stock footage, it will cost. however has some free stuff.

and has some great stuff, at a low price.
Posted: Mon, 16th Jul 2007, 7:59am

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Indeed, presuming that you don't have the means/knowledge to safely create a real explosion, carefully composited stock footage combined with CG effects (if necessary) is the way to go. Fully CG explosions rarely look good, even in big-budget movies.