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Where stays the high quality effects?

Posted: Sun, 26th Aug 2007, 2:49pm

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anthonyo007

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hi,
not that i want to be a pain in the behind, but i ask myself often where stays the high qualtity effects like HOLLYWOOD effects?
such like 3D models of high quality and high quality stock footage without you have to pay for it?
AlamDV has more cool effects of less quality then the new programs do.

it is not that i am not saticfied, butt i am a little bit discapointed sad.

(srry for my english writing it is not so well) speak normally dutch wink.
greatings
Posted: Sun, 26th Aug 2007, 5:29pm

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Axeman

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If you want 3d models and stock footage that is free, I suggest you consult the Ultimate FAQ for a list of places they can be found. If you expect to find effects of Hollywood quality for free, then you are overly optimistic or delusional. There are places to get fairly decent quality effects for free, but you are always going to have to pay something for the really good stuff.

That being said, since you own EffectsLab, you essentially have paid for a lot of good stuff. The lightswords and muzzle flashes in EffectsLab are on par with any other piece of software on the planet, and all of the presets are free of charge. Hollywood quality, and included in the price of the software you already own. The optics engine as well, can create very realistic and convincing effects. And the particle engine, while not comparable to the engines available in programs that cost a lot more, can still produce some very high quality effects. Could you be a bit more specific about what you are disappointed in? It might just be a matter of getting familiar with what the programs can acomplish.
Posted: Sun, 26th Aug 2007, 8:45pm

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anthonyo007

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thanks for yor comment smile.

I am meaning in AlamDV you had so cool things like figures from Star wars en tanks and... all the fun stuff you know wink. and i am a little bitt dissapointed Fxhome hassent converte them yet to a stock footage library for example smile. where anyone on this site can putt there own stock footage. butt i am more then satisfied with the ligtsaber effects and optics and particle effects. I know Fxhome is the only one in a bilj. sites who can offer this so cheap.
butt just, you know there is an empty feeling abot fun stuff you didnt had with AlamDV.

(and again thanks + srry for my english writing) yes you know it i speak dutch smile.
Posted: Mon, 27th Aug 2007, 6:57pm

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Mandalorian

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They are currently working on the FXvault. I don't know when it will be done, but that will be where everyone can post their stock footage and such like AlamDV. You can still use the old AlamDV stuff with the new programs if that helps. And as for 3d, these programs never did that. As for free stuff, like Axeman said, check the Ultimate FAQ.
Posted: Mon, 27th Aug 2007, 10:44pm

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Axeman

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AlamDV was never actually intended to be used for effects of that sort when it was created. A great many plug-ins were created from 3D models, but you were so limited in the use of many of them as to make them useless for most people, and for the most part, the quality was mediocre at best.

But you still have access to download all of them and use them in EffectsLab. Many of them are only single images anyway, and therefore don't need converted at all for use in EffectsLab. Just import them using the Import media command. For the ones that are animated, use Import image stream and all the images will be imported as a single video clip. then you can drag them around and animate them just as you wuld in AlamDV; in fact, you have more control over them in EffectsLab, including the ability to grade them so they blend into your scene more convincingly.
Posted: Tue, 28th Aug 2007, 3:10pm

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anthonyo007

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thanks for your infrmation guys wink!

catch you later smile