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Where are the cool explosions? [ANSWER]

Posted: Fri, 21st Mar 2008, 11:33pm

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Greetings everyone, I got Effectslab Pro not long ago, and after watching some of the demo videos of what the program is capable of, I got a bit frustrated, because for example in the one sample of a Meteor Impact, they have these awesome realistic fire effects that look really amazing. Well I was very excited and couldn't wait to use it in a movie me and my friends are working on. But when I looked through the library of effects, the only fire effects I see are very unrealistic looking fire effects that look like poorly airbrushed orange and yellow blobs that you could do in MS paint, so my question is, where are the awesome explosions that the program apparently has? I'm certainly not trying to bash the program or anything, it rocks! But I'm very frustrated, and I have the feeling it might be because of my own stupidity/inability to find things, but I'd really like to know. Thanks for your answers! smile
Posted: Sat, 22nd Mar 2008, 2:19am

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The program doesn't have effects. It has engines, which are capable of creating effects. You can make some cool explosions with the muzzle flash or particle engines if you try hard, but you can also make good fire/explosion effects with EffectsLab using AlamDV explosion plugins or free stock footage from Detonation Films.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Mar 2008, 2:26am

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Awesome Thanks! Sorry for my ignorance hehe biggrin
Posted: Wed, 26th Mar 2008, 4:28am

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Well, I'm going to take the ignorance to a new level!

Once you download said stock footage, how do you use it in a project? The file itself is .MOV How can I lay it over my own video? I know that requires a pretty complex answer, so if you can point me to the right help article, I'd appreciate it.
Posted: Wed, 26th Mar 2008, 5:02am

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File > Import media.

Then drag it from the media browser onto the canvas.

Here's a tutorial on stock footage.

By the way, I'm afraid that's not a new level. Not even close. That question gets asked a lot. smile