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Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:22am

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MechaForce

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Socks. They'd blow your socks off.

That dry ice is tight. And at 70¢ / pound, who could refuse?

TWISTED STUDIOS SPECIAL EFFECTS TEST 2.mp4

And these ones were just the 20oz bottles! Think of the 2 liter possibilities!!
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:25am

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I'm looking into using this form of explosion. Where did you guys get your dry ice from?
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:28am

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The Ice Man.

No seriously. They also go by the name similar to CO2 Industries or something. Call around!

We did a ton more but only recorded 3 sad .
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:31am

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It's still downloading, but here's a fog recipe I found for Dry Ice:

DRY ICE FOG
Dry Ice when combined with hot tap water can produce vigorous bubbling water and voluminous flowing fog. For example, with 5 pounds of Dry Ice in 4 to 5 gallons of hot water, the greatest amount of fog will be produced the first 5 to 10 minutes. There will be far less fog for the next 5 to 10 minutes as the water cools down and the volume of Dry Ice diminishes. As the water cools, the fog becomes wispier. Dry Ice makes fog because of its cold temperature, -109.3°F or -78.5°C, immersed in hot water, creates a cloud of true water vapor fog. When the water gets colder than 50°F, the Dry Ice stops making fog, but continues to sublimate and bubble. The fog will last longer on a damp day than on a dry day.

HOW TO MAKE FOG
For each 15-minute period put 5 to 10 pounds of Dry Ice into 4 to 8 gallons of hot water. This will make lots of fog depending upon the temperature of the water and the size of the pieces of Dry Ice. Hotter water will make more fog. Very hot water will add its own rising steam to the vapor cloud. If there is no steam the fog will flow down hill and in the direction of any air movement. A small fan can help control the direction. Smaller pieces of Dry Ice with more surface area produce more volume of fog and cool the water down much faster. In both cases the result is more fog for a shorter amount of time. Keep the water hot with a hot plate, electric skillet, or some other heat source to produce fog for a longer time. Otherwise when the water gets too cold it must be replaced to continue the fog effects. If the container is completely filled with water the fog will flow over the sides the best. But the Dry Ice sublimation will vigorously bubble the water and splash it out. Even a ¾ filled container will splash some so place the container where spilled water will not ruin anything. The water vapor fog will also dampen the area it flows across. Be careful because after some time floors could get slippery.


And here is a listing to search for Dry Ice dealers in your area:
Dry Ice Search
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:46am

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That wikid

the only down side is if you want to be like running away from stuff you dont know when its going off for sure.

It looks wikid though

-MAGIC
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:46am

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Whoa! Totally awesome! I'm highly impressed with this, great stuff Mecha. BTW, that wasn't you at the beginning was it? Didnt look like it... and why tack on the extra 20 second of black? tard
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:54am

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that's me. I'm the one doing the dangerous stuff.
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 1:55am

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The running dude = sidewinder

20 black = accident crazy

Oh yeah, the reason the camera shakes after every splosion is cause they're really bassie and LOOUUDD
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 2:00am

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No, I could tell it was ol' lanky sidewinder doing the stunts ( biggrin ) but who was at the very beginning. The one who says "NOoooooooooooooooo"
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 2:13am

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Oh. That's Vince, from another movie.

Hey Sam, you should post the original special effects testing.
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 3:01am

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Yeah i should.

http://www.scope-entertainment.com/~twistedstudios/tests/panama.mp4

The classics.

It's cool to watch the movies back to back!!!

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Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 3:05am

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Heh heh, I knew you guys would love that stuff. What did you tell the people that you were buying it from?

Also, now comes my safety story...

One day as we were doing these lovely explosions, my friend Rob added some to a Sprite bottle and threw it. We waited, and waited and.... nothing. It just sat there. So Rob cautiously walked over to the bottle and picked it up. "I guess it's not going to blow. I'll open it up and we'll try again." Famous last words, right? Holding the bottle in front of him, he turned the opening away (as not to get sprayed in the face with water). He unscrewed the cap in one quick motion, similar to spinning the chamber of a revolver when playing Russian Roulette. The cap FLEW off like a bullet and just missed my friend Will's ear. And according to the laws of physics, there has to be an opposing force to the one that pushed the cap away... Meaning the Sprite bottle slammed right into Rob's gut, knocking the wind out of him and breaking a rib eek . And the day before that, Rob (kid must be cursed, haha) had taken a water bottle and prepared it. He put the cap on, shook it up and raised it above his head to throw it... and it promptly blew up in his hand. He wasn't too badly hurt, but it was an interesting look on his face lol. So just be careful with your new toys, haha. That goes for anyone else doing it too. And watch out for those 2 liter bottles... they're a doozie.

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Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 3:14am

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Hey

that stuffs mad wikid

how u do the explosions? looks ill

-MAGIC
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 3:53pm

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tips: dont say ill.

check out our 'how to blow stuff up thread'
Posted: Thu, 20th Feb 2003, 5:04pm

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hi
i dont know if you guys have seen this site.

it has a lot of tutorials and there is one that explain the 4 kind of fogs...its called "The many faces of fog"

http://www.floridafx.com/Training/Tutorials/Tutorials.html

enjoy

bye
leo
Posted: Fri, 21st Feb 2003, 4:05pm

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WHAT IS THIS MP4 FORMAT?????

I can't play it with any of these.

Windows Media Player
Real Player
Posted: Fri, 21st Feb 2003, 4:53pm

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its all cool, but how exactly did u do the fire explosions?
Posted: Fri, 21st Feb 2003, 8:06pm

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go to our website. you shall see.
Posted: Fri, 21st Feb 2003, 8:35pm

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Strange... i got the newest version of quicktime and yet I cant read the file... Only thing I see are disturbances... sad
Posted: Fri, 21st Feb 2003, 10:44pm

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Heh . . you need to download to disk to get teh stuff right - it usually is totally crazy in the browser . .
Posted: Fri, 21st Feb 2003, 10:45pm

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it's mp4 format, and it seems to be working for everyone.

Maybe you should un-update. razz
Posted: Fri, 21st Feb 2003, 11:24pm

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Damn, thats awesome!!!

Gotta get me some dry ice!!

The videos work on my mac, but i have to download them, they won't play in the browser. Why don't you just export as standard qt format?
Posted: Sat, 22nd Feb 2003, 3:52am

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'Cause my comp is F-ed and FCP3 isn't exporting .movs right now - im too lazy to fix the prob
Posted: Sat, 22nd Feb 2003, 4:18am

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How long did the bottles take to explode after being capped? Was it consistant every time?
Posted: Sat, 22nd Feb 2003, 4:29am

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Constant? No.

I depends on how much stuff you put it. Usually 20 seconds plus -

The stuff fills up fast, and it's scary! And you think it's going to blow up real fast and rip your hand off, then you run away, and then you sit there and think "Man I'm such a wuss!" and it explodes 30 seconds later.

But that doesn't mean you should hold it for a long time. You know it's going to go off soon when you hear it crackle and pop a little -
Posted: Sat, 22nd Feb 2003, 9:58am

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i got quicktime to play it... i thought quicktime ony played .mov files.

I know what you mean, me and a friend filled a briefcase full of flour ( lol ) ... lit a huge french banger, put it in and legged it....

About 40 seconds later, all we could see is flour as the banger exploded.
Posted: Sat, 22nd Feb 2003, 10:45am

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I can't access anything on the http://www.scope-entertainment.com server at all
Posted: Sun, 23rd Feb 2003, 10:37pm

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try again.