I have something for a client that is almost done, but they don't quite like the fire elements used. I was compositing in some fire clips in AE. He says he wants more 3 dimensional fire. My questions is how to accomplish that in Cinema 4D or AE. I have used the built in method to produce smoke and fire in Cinema 4D but its not quite realistic enough. I need something that could pass for real video of fire. I am aware of certain plug-ins for this kind of stuff but money is a bit tight right now so wondering if anyone has tips on how to do this on the cheap.
Just chiming in to say that Adam's recommendation for Video Copilot is a great one. I've used their Action Essentials 2 stock for a lot of projects, especially the fire fx. They are shot HD and pre-keyed.
You could then add the video to a material and put it directly in your scene but I would use After Effects for this as well.
Thanks, I already have the video co-pilot stuff. He was just looking for something more 3 dimensional. I guess I will play around with the layering. Not ready to spend 400 bucks for Turbulence FD quite yet.