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Realistic Explosion- Video Tut

Posted: Mon, 31st May 2010, 7:06pm

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Bucees

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This is my very first video tutorial. This one covers how to take explosion Stock footage from Nc Cinema and make it blend well with your footage without having to use 'add' or 'screen'making the explosion too transparent. let me know what you think;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y52ZmVBTnxw
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2010, 7:58pm

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spydurhank

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Niiiice Dude! Very nice. biggrin +1

I do almost the same thing but I slightly darken the explosion layer after keying it then duplicate the the explosion layer, add a bloom filter and lower the opacity, duplicate it again and set it to screen or add. It comes out looking very nice.

Good job. biggrin
Posted: Mon, 31st May 2010, 8:17pm

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Bucees

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another great way to do that! thanks man!
Posted: Tue, 1st Jun 2010, 2:34am

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mikeb8

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hey i really liked the tutorial.. i have used some explosions in my movies/clips but it just never dawned on me to do some keying to make it blend in better with the background footage.. sounds so simple once someone tells you, but that's one of the reasons i like reading about what other people are doing..

also i like the info about not having the explosions be too transparent -- i've seen a lot on youtube that just don't look realistic becuase of that very reason..

this info may already be out there in other tutorials, but i appreciate people sharing their techniques.. you never know when someone else will stumble onto it.. thx!
Posted: Tue, 1st Jun 2010, 2:48am

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Bucees

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no problem! ill soon be making another tutorial for lightsabers using the "laser engine"
Posted: Tue, 1st Jun 2010, 5:21am

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spydurhank

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Right on man! biggrin
Looking forward to it.