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Scott O'HaraBreathing Fire
by on Feb 22, 2012 at 4:26:49 am

Hey all,

Wondering the best way to create someone breathing fire, and I mean blowing it out like a flame thrower. I was thinking it probably might be easier just to get some footage somewhere and just composite it in. Or should I use Particular or another plug in/combination of plug ins?


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Roland R. KahlenbergRe: Breathing Fire
by on Feb 22, 2012 at 5:45:12 am

Stock footage using real fire is the best option, provided you can find something that looks like what you want. CG fire, especially create from AE still lacks realism.

You may want to start your search at the COW's new Stockyard site ->


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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Breathing Fire
by on Feb 22, 2012 at 5:59:21 pm

Real footage of fire is still the best option. I do however like the presets in Particle Illusion, so you may want to check that.

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Stephen SmithRe: Breathing Fire
by on Mar 8, 2012 at 6:03:47 pm

There is a whole collection of fire shot on the Red available on the COW. Check it out here:

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