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How do you make a good explosion? [ANSWER]

Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 3:16pm

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RoFrie Films

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I can't make explosions very well and need help. I've checked the presets and most of those are generally for space. Can yo help?

Thanks,
RoFrie Films wink
Posted: Wed, 2nd Jan 2008, 4:34pm

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Mattex Films HD

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If you can't make the explosions and you want good explosions, then get them from the Alamdv2 Library. ( this link goes streight to the explosions http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/category/40/explosions

Then download one of the image streams.

Try this one.

http://fxhome.com/alamdv2/plugins/view/1152/ground-explosion-10

I like this one the best.
When you have downloaded one go onto the media browser and click on the icon next to the blue folder and click on import image stream. Find the image stream you have just downloaded then click on Images then |1 then vc1 and click open then drag the explosion from the media browser to the timeline and you should have a prity good explosions.

Note: if the explosion you downloaded was a zip folder you should extract the folders in it.

I hope that this was usefull to you.

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Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 2:52am

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SlikProductions

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Instead of using the fxhome presets, try going to www.detonationfilms.com and check out their stock footage. i'm sure this will make your video look more professional. I hope this helped!
Posted: Wed, 16th Jan 2008, 6:07am

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Axeman

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Along with both of those comments, you have to own an FXhome product to gain access to the AlamDV plug-in Library, so for now, anyway, detonationfilms is probably your best bet. Only in very, very rare occasions is a cg explosion a better option than the real thing, and the detonation films stuff is ridiculously cheap and relatively easy to work with. Also worth looking into is Sollthar's HD stock footage, which is also quite reasonably priced and is darn fine quality.