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Would it be possible to create explosion? [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 1:59pm

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Phantom48

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hey whats up i got a quick question here, would it be possible to create the kind of explosion (preferably very large to) seen in the FIRST explosion in this video? if so, then how? ive tried and cant get the effect.

thx in advance,
phantom48
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 2:07pm

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Simon K Jones

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Er, which video?
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 2:19pm

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Phantom48

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lol i forgot the link.... here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcmmLvAYqkI
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 3:00pm

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If you mean the very first clip... Then it's really more of a fire than an explosion. And it would be hard to create something looking very realistic with Effectlab's particle engine. Your best bet would be to try to find some stock footage similar to what your looking for.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 3:22pm

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Sollthar

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You can't do that with a particel engine. You'll need proper stock footage.

http://www.nccinema.ch/eshop.html

Like the HD explosion pack, which has that firey kinda structure.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 4:53pm

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Aculag

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But even with stock footage, the explosion isn't going to look like that. By screening the stock footage over your shot, all the dark, smoky bits of the explosion go transparent. Masking it well would probably work pretty decently, though.
Posted: Fri, 27th Jul 2007, 8:52pm

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Phantom48

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o thanks guys but while were at it, can effects lab import and use animated gifs???
Posted: Mon, 30th Jul 2007, 8:14am

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Simon K Jones

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Er, no. Animated gifs are a bit too mid-90s and low quality to be used in film post-production, really!
Posted: Thu, 2nd Aug 2007, 10:21pm

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David Dixon

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Check out www.finalight.com it's got some pretty assume footage you might be able to use.