Posted: Fri, 30th Nov 2007, 3:57pm
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Hi, I don't really want to use presets for my movie and want to be original with my special effects...can anyone point me in the right direction for making my own richochets and bullet hits?
Posted: Fri, 30th Nov 2007, 7:36pm
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Look at presets that have already been made. Then use your own textures and elements to create ones that you like.
Posted: Sat, 1st Dec 2007, 12:59am
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Its quite commendable that you want to create your own original effects. The preset system is very handy, and definitely has its place, but anytime you can create original effects yourself, I agree that it is the best way to go. I've found that you can actually make decent ricochet sparks with the muzzle flash engine, by using the side ejection angle and the number of ejections to control the quantity and direction of the sparks, and the muzzle gap control to animate them flying away from the source. You also need to up the blur on the effect quite a bit, to simulate motion blur. IF you take a look at the presets I've done, you'll get a better understanding of what I'm talking about, and you should be able to use a similar technique to create your own.