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Kurt LarsonFire / Explosion effects
by on Jan 2, 2010 at 8:20:36 pm

hey guys whats the best way to make a realistic explosion, fire, and smoke. ive seen plugins like fumefx and afterburn.. which is better, or is there some other plugin / other program that can make good 3d explosions?

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Michael SchnyerRe: Fire / Explosion effects
by on Jan 6, 2010 at 3:32:46 am

I, personally, use FumeFX and it's fantastic. Haven't used afterburn though, so I couldn't give an objective opinion. From what I understand, they work differently and are used for different applications. FumeFX is best for smaller flames and smoke elements, and afterburn is best for large explosions. But that's just what I've heard.

Michael Schnyer
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