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explosions

Posted: Mon, 17th Jan 2011, 3:45pm

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FXhomer127846

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im looking for an explosion effect besides the one effects lab came with i id check the presents on this website but is there anywere els i can get a free explosion effect?
Posted: Mon, 17th Jan 2011, 7:24pm

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Axeman

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Are you talking about the presets of the free AlamDV plug-ins? With explosions, stock footage like the AlamDV plug-ins will almost always give better results than digitally created explosions like the presets.

www.detonationfilms.com also has some free stuff, or at least they used to. I think they still do.
Posted: Tue, 18th Jan 2011, 10:35pm

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FXhomer127846

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thanks but i dont know how to get the AlamDV2 Plugins into effects lab
Posted: Tue, 18th Jan 2011, 10:42pm

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Axeman

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Perhaps the knowledgebase article, "How do I use the AlamDV plug-ins in EffectsLab?" will have some helpful tips for you. smile

If you still have questions after reading the article, let us know, but that should explain the process pretty well, I think.
Posted: Tue, 18th Jan 2011, 10:58pm

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FXhomer127846

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thanks it helpt but it dosent tell u were to save the plug in to once you found the one u want
Posted: Wed, 19th Jan 2011, 12:27am

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Axeman

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I'm not sure what you mean, you can save it anywhere you want. Its just an image sequence, so where you want to store it is entirely up to you. Everyone organizes their files a little differently on their own computer, but regardless, you can store the files anywhere you want, and they will still be available to import into EffectsLab when you need them.

If I'm misunderstanding your question, please explain, and I'll try get you the answer you need, but where you want to save the files is entirely up to you.
Posted: Mon, 18th Apr 2011, 4:35am

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FXhomer32915

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Axeman is exactly right. Stock footage is always more realistic, not to mention easier, than digital recreations and the secondary light cast from the explosion is critical to "sell" the effect. The stock footage or the presets will not do it alone. Special effects work takes time to make them look like they're not special effects, which is the goal of any good special effects artist. I know you're looking for free, but VideoCopilot.net is extremely reasonable on their collections of stock footage and well worth the investment.