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Visual effect shot for jet propulsion - HELP!!!
on Jul 20, 2006 at 12:42:03 am

Hi guys,

I'm doing some initial research for an upcoming project where I will be doing allot of work with jet propulsion and reentry objects into the earths atmosphere. I don't have much experience with dynamics so wanting to get as much work in now before I start the project in a few months. I need tutorials on working with building these types of effects for both jet after burn and reentry flame effects. Essentially the project is building a launch and reentry sequence!

It would be much appreciated if anyone has suggestions on training DVD's that are specifically about the dynamics of these types of effects that would be involved.

Maya is being used to build the geometry and Shake to composite the layers. I'm unsure where predominantly this effect should be built. Any advice on tutorials, resource, websites etc. would be greatly appreciated!

Many thanks to anyone that can help!

Best regards,

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William Hamilton
Re: Visual effect shot for jet propulsion - HELP!!!
on Jul 22, 2006 at 8:16:11 am

Hello Nick,

I actually bought some training videos from digital tutors, part of which included their dynamics bundle. Overall I have been extremely happy with them, they make a point of teaching concepts that are easily understandable and can be applied to your own projects which has been a lifesaver for me. If you want to get a feel for how the instructors are, check out some of the free tutorials they offer and see how you like them, if you decide to purchase some of their videos take a look around at thier site since they have quite a few discounts.

Website for digital tutors is -

Dynamics videos -


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