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Mushroom cloud

Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2003, 9:49pm

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bjpage

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Do any of you talented dudes have any pointers on making a Mushroom Cloud like is produced by an atomic explosion. I have tried and am very disappointed with the results. I have been unable to track down video footage of such a thing and feel it is hopeless. If anyone would like to tackle this project i would be glad to workout a barder to make it worth your while. Thanks for your time
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2003, 10:09pm

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Marek

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i found some footage its old and stuff but it gets the idea across. ill email it to you
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2003, 10:23pm

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bjpage

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thank you very much.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2003, 10:31pm

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MechaForce

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There already is a mushroom cloud plugin.
Posted: Sat, 14th Jun 2003, 10:32pm

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Marek

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bjpage wrote:

blah blah blah i would be glad to workout a barder to make it worth your while. blah blah blah
what about this part? lol
Posted: Sun, 15th Jun 2003, 12:13pm

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cmetom

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check out "Trinity and Beyond" and "Atomic Filmmakers", documentaries about the atomic bomb tests conducted after WWII by the USA, and the people who were employed to capture those tests on film.

i have both on DVD (together, a double-feature) available in australia thru manga pacific.

check them out here:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000IML5/qid=1055678934/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_1/002-1892866-7600002?v=glance&s=dvd&n=507846

and here:
http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/2542
Posted: Wed, 18th Jun 2003, 9:11pm

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KermZ

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There is already a mushroom cloud plugin ... I made it. It's probably in the 3D section or explosions. I've seen it used in a couple of community movies.
Posted: Wed, 18th Jun 2003, 9:17pm

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Aculag

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Some good footage of atom bombs going off is at the end of Dr. Strangelove. B&W, but good stuff.
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 5:22am

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Julie A Beyl2

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Is it possible to create a higher quality mushroom cloud? I mean, come on, is that the best we can do?

It looks like a cartoon, to be honest.

I would think it order to make an effect look convincing, you would need a convincing mushroom cloud, add in bright light plugins, a little shockwave going across the ground and smoke on the floor of it all.

now THAT would be cool.
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 1:49pm

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Marek

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heres an idea:

how 'bout you contribute a little more to the community than 2 posts in 1 year and make one! people arent always gonna be around to do your work for you.
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 3:12pm

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MechaForce

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Marek, be quiet.

Now, you want light and smoke with the mushroom cloud, eh?

Add them yourself with light and smoke plugins.
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 3:45pm

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Marek

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yes mr. hammer... razz
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 7:37pm

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Julie A Beyl2

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yeah i'm sorry that's what i meant.

add the smoke and shockwaves in urself and the light too

but the actual mushroom cloud plugin could stand to be a little better, that's all i'm saying.

oh yeah i only have 2 posts cuz i just joined.

geez man
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 7:38pm

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Julie A Beyl2

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oops mistake up there.

i bought the program in august, didn't join the forum till like a week ago
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 7:40pm

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4036Douglas

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im trying to make a mushroom cloud plegin... i have a still, but i dont understand the plugger
Posted: Sun, 6th Jul 2003, 8:41pm

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Marek

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dude just mess around with it. thats how i figured it out! razz