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criis daw
Mushroom clouds
on Aug 11, 2009 at 2:41:46 pm


Has anybody got any techniques to create mushroom clouds.?

I have been using particle illusion but cant find any emitters that that can do it but have been trying to comp together various clouds and expolsions in after effect to get it but to no avail.

Pervious post in the archive discuss the problem and I am hoping that since then somebody has come up with a solution

Its driving me nuts .....

Help !!!!!


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scott novasic
Re: Mushroom clouds
on Aug 12, 2009 at 7:08:50 am

I would take actual footage of a mushroom cloud explosion, and use a mixture of emitters and overlay them to simulate it best. You almost should roto the look as well. Not aware of a mushroom cloud plug in...

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Scott Novasic
Los Angeles Ca

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Matt Bonner
Re: Mushroom clouds
on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:30:49 am


Maybe check out this link

And you will need to download Blender 3d to render the animation.


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criis daw
Re: Mushroom clouds
on Aug 12, 2009 at 8:50:30 am

Thanks for the tips guys..

I never heard of blender but will find time to check it out. Looks like it might do the job

Managed to fudge something in the end using multiple renders from particle illusion and comping them together in AE. I also used a rather primative mushroom cloud for the matte from PI emitters june(july?) 2004. I didnt have another source of mushroom cloud .. any ideas ?

Have probably got away with it after its graded etc ... lucky i can get away with it being a bit simple....



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