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Blow Up A House

Posted: Thu, 3rd Mar 2011, 2:46am

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ocjedi

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I want to blow up a house. A simple lazer will hit it & KABOOM. I guess I just need a giant fireball. Any way, any suggestions on how to do this, which FX to use. I've a novice with FX Lite (which I know is not technically supported. Please help.
Posted: Wed, 9th Mar 2011, 6:34pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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I think you omay need visionlab for that (if you're compositing in an explosion)


BOOOOOOMMMMM!!!! Haha! twisted
Posted: Thu, 10th Mar 2011, 8:03pm

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Biblmac

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Nah, you wouldn't need vision lab. Although CLab or Vlab would be preffered, they aren't necessary. To make it look good, you are going to want stock footage. If you want, you could play with the particle system in Elab and give it a shot, but I've had no luck making good explosions with it. I'd look into some stock footage if I were you.
Posted: Fri, 11th Mar 2011, 12:12am

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Well, you wouldn't NEED visionlab (or Clab) but they would work well.
Posted: Fri, 11th Mar 2011, 12:52am

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DVStudio

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Yeah, Biblmac is right, the best way to achieve this effect is to purchase stock footage which is available from FXHome, VideoCopilot, and No Control Cinemas. Alternatively, free stock footage is available from Detonation Films, but you might find the selections slightly more limited if you look for free stuff.

A program like Premiere, Vegas, AfterEffects, or the FXhome lab products will be able to key out the background fine, so whatever you have ought to work! But, of course, I prefer to use Vision Lab or After Effects. wink
Posted: Fri, 11th Mar 2011, 1:26am

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Or, instead of paying (though there is the Detonation films thing) the awesomeness of Youtube never fails. use keepvid (free) or Zillatube (most reliable)