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#1 Alex Greene

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

Below is a link to my first attempt at creating muzzle flashes on screen.
Any feedback/comments would be much appreciated!
Feel free to post your own attempts, the more material I could see the better :)

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Thanks guys!

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#2 John Sprung

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:27 PM

The edges are too sharp, and the area inside the flash is too uniform, with no transparency. You might try looking at some real ones from various films. We've had good results just grabbing them and matting them in when there weren't enough, or some of them hit on a closed shutter.

Another thing to do is tie a wire or monofilament to the gun, and have a grip off screen tug at it to make recoils. Then you'd also get some practice at wire removal....



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#3 Alex Greene

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:32 PM

Okay, thanks that helps a lot!
I knew there were things that didn't look quite right I just couldn't pin them down.
Also that recoil idea sounds great, I'd never thought of trying something like that.

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#4 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:45 PM

I assume you've seen this:



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#5 Alex Greene

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Posted 08 November 2011 - 02:56 PM

Yes I have, this is what got me to do the test actually haha!
I would have put in smoke, but I have trouble getting it to look any good on Sony Vegas :(
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