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dotan
bullets shells droping
on Dec 22, 2005 at 8:34:36 am

is there a way to make an emitter of bullets shells droping to the floor
like from a machine gun and then make a pile on the floor?
thanx


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Lyon Films
Re: bullets shells droping
on Dec 22, 2005 at 3:42:01 pm

One of the pIllusion emitters does exactly that. You can also have the shells interact with deflectors that you could line up with a table, or something.

Lyon Films LLC


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dotan
Re: bullets shells droping
on Dec 22, 2005 at 9:59:47 pm

Thanx 4 the info
do u know which libary?


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dotan
Re: bullets shells droping
on Dec 22, 2005 at 10:53:21 pm

Never mind i found it
but now i have a diferent question i wanna use the flashes that in the libary to make a shot me facing the camera with machin gun and shooting to the camera and the shells dropping the front flashes doesnt look realistic i tried to make them in a loop but still not realistic
is there a way to change something in the settings to make it look realistic?
thanx


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Steve Thompson
Re: bullets shells droping
on Dec 29, 2005 at 11:49:49 am

I just noticed this thread and thought that I would respond regarding that...

the front flashes doesnt look realistic

Sometimes the trick to making things "look" more realistic is the timing and showing less on screen with quick cuts in the action.

EXAMPLE:
LOW ANGLE shot looking up at our hero holding and shooting his gun.
CLOSE UP: Our hero gritting his teeth as he continues to fire.
FLOOR SHOT: Bullet shells piling up and bouncing all over the place.

I saw these same muzzle flashes in King Kong over the holiday's and I've seen the same "flashes" in other movies and they look the same as in PI.

SPEAKING OF KING KONG
I thought the part where the landing party was running from the dinosaurs was too long as far as holding the shot. It looked too "Campy" because Peter Jackson held the effect for too long instead of quicker cuts and that made it seem too fake. But, this is not a criticism of the movie but the point I'm trying to make.

LESS IS MORE!

Sorry to belabor the point.

Here's what I do. Add a little smoke coming off the gun, some yellow and red glow or flare coming from your muzzle as well as your "gun" sound FX timed to the flashes and you should be good to go.

Lastly, remember that you know your dirty little secrets when it comes to adding these effects to your moivies but your audience usually does not.

Good Luck,
Steve



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