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Ocean splash

Posted: Wed, 20th May 2009, 12:58am

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Goldenjabba

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I know this has been brought up on the fxhome forums before, but I was curious. How could I create a (somewhat) realisitic splash as a (science fiction) spaceship crashes into it. Is there a way to create one using the particle engine in Effects Lab Pro? I know that water is one of the hardest things to replicate in post, so I don't expect anything to amazing, just something to give the general idea. biggrin thank you for your time.
Posted: Wed, 20th May 2009, 1:23am

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SGB

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I don't think Effectslab or any of the Lab products are able to do something as complicated as that. For this, your best bet is probably stock footage.
Posted: Wed, 20th May 2009, 1:41am

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Axeman

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I would film something splashing into the water, then when you add the spaceship to the scene, you cover the object with the ship. This is the easiest way to do it, and will bring the best results.
Posted: Wed, 20th May 2009, 8:28am

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Simon K Jones

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Yeah, try crashing a greenscreen object into some water, then replace the greenscreen object. Not sure how well it'll comp, but worth a try. Even better, build an actual miniature of your spaceship and crash it for real into some water!

Of course, even in this case you're going to have problems because water doesn't scale very well (see Superman & Two Towers) and will look 'small'. If you can't film at a high framerate it's probably going to look a bit arse.
Posted: Sat, 27th Mar 2010, 3:00am

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Duck Studios

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I made a couple Presets a while back that might work for you.

Check them out(Links Below):

Realistic Water Splash
Part 1 of 2 - http://fxhome.com/presets/view/1753/realistic-water-splash-1
Part 2 of 2 - http://fxhome.com/presets/view/1754/realistic-water-splash-2

Improved realistic water splash (for waves hitting rocks, small boats, etc.)
Part 1 of 2 - http://fxhome.com/presets/view/2466/improved--realistic-water-splash-1
Part 2 of 2 - http://fxhome.com/presets/view/2467/improved-realistic-water-splash-2


(EXPORT THE EFFECTS FIRST AND THEN KEY OUT THE BLACK USING SCREEN BLENDING MODE OR SOMETHING ELSE. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND A TUTORIAL PRETTY EASILY IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW)

I hope this works for you, I havn't used them myself yet.