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I am a person who loves making war films. I need good explosion and blood effects. From what I've seen and tried with Effectslab Pro, these blood, gore, and explosion effects look anything but realistic. Lasting only about 6 frames, the effect "Explosion" that comes with the program, looks like a short small bright light, no debris flying around, no smoke, no nothing. If I put that in a war movie, my viewers will mistake it for a cartoon. What about the other effect, "Particel Fire Explosion." More like Particel Fail Explosion.
The YouTube video linked above from "Saving Private Ryan," shows outstanding effects like bullets hitting sandbags spraying debris everywhere.
In Effectslab Pro, the closest thing to recreating that is "Bullethit Metal." How can I make my effects look not like cartoons, but the real thing? I've seen example videos on the FxHome site, such as the tank explosion, fire coming out of a tower, and the muzzle flashes, but for some reason, I haven't discovered the knack for this program to make effects in my movies as realistic as the tutorial videos, or Hollywood videos.
If I'm missing the boat with everything I'm saying, stop me now.
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