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Aymeric De Meautis
Anti air gun air explosions
on Nov 24, 2009 at 6:46:07 am

Hello friends!

Just been experimenting but haven't been successful, looking at replicating the explosions of AA/flack guns back in WW2 movies/documentaries. You know the type where a black cloud explodes in the air?
I've been using trapcode particular explosion presets, got close, but not what I wanted, any help? suggestions?

Cheers!


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Antony Buonomo
Re: Anti air gun air explosions
on Nov 24, 2009 at 10:08:18 am

http://vertigo.co.uk/ww1_tracer.html

I did this rough a while back and used some explosions from AK's Action Essentials over at VideoCopilot - http://www.videocopilot.net/products/action2/



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http://www.vertigo.co.uk


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Aymeric De Meautis
Re: Anti air gun air explosions
on Nov 24, 2009 at 11:05:38 am

Yes!! thats exactly what I want! I've got action essentials 2, but can't seem to find the exact replica explosion, is it AE2 or the 1st?


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Antony Buonomo
Re: Anti air gun air explosions
on Nov 24, 2009 at 6:07:28 pm

This was explosion_01 in Act Ess 1. I then used CC Force Motion Blur, Fast Blur, Hue/Sat & Curves and finally made the layer Overlay mode. They last a very short time with a very fast animated scale to give the impression of flying through them. Finally I used VideoCopilot's shaky cam preset (I think he calls it earthquake) at the moment when it is closest to the plane.

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Vertigo Productions

http://www.vertigo.co.uk


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: Anti air gun air explosions
on Nov 24, 2009 at 2:02:56 pm

The best results I've seen for AckAck explosions would be from Wondertouch Illusion. There's a huge library of presets available, many of which would be ready to go with a couple of tweaks. If I remember correctly, AA explosions were somewhat round, with a bright white flash in the center, followed by a quick spread of grey/black smoke (not that I was there - but I've watched my share of combat footage) that then spread or smeared due to wind conditions. Here's a link to Wondertouch:

http://www.wondertouch.com/

I'm sure it can be done in Particular, but at a greater cost of setup time. I don't remember seeing any explosion type presets. Good luck!



Joe Bourke
Creative Director / Multimedia Specialist
B&S Exhibits and Multimedia
bs-exhibits.com


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