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04-30-2004, 05:27 PM
Well I know this topic is discussed a lot here but I couldn't really find any good informations out of it....
Well I want to achieve a kind of realistic explosion with pflow..(no afterburn)...well perhaps Rob's new shader but I actually don't know how to use what to do to achieve a neat explosion with plow...well I think it's all the shaders of the particles and that's exactly my problem. I don't know how to do it to get a neat effect...or do you only have to use the Particle Age map???
.....Thanks very much for your help really appreciate it

05-01-2004, 11:01 PM
Has anyone played with robs smoke shader yet...seams to be really cool but don't really get that good effects out of it??
Anyone play with it and can give some advice

05-16-2004, 11:42 AM
can you achieve realistic explosions with Blur's Dust Devil??
Anyone can help me please??

05-16-2004, 05:33 PM
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05-16-2004, 06:16 PM
Thanks Treed...but does they use dust devil in that tuts...
can you create a bit more realistic effects

05-16-2004, 06:25 PM
I'm not sure about any tuts on Dust Devil. The problem with DD is that you can only use Atmospheric Gizmos to create your effects and not particle systems.

05-16-2004, 06:27 PM
ok thanks....
actually I want to use pflow for the u know any good tuts about that or any good shaders to use for a kind of volumetic effects

05-16-2004, 06:58 PM
Yah, read this thread. :)

Also check out Pete's new book called DTE which does all these volumetric particle stuff without a single plugin.

05-16-2004, 07:26 PM
ok thanks treed...
is an explosion covered in this thread ...well that is a huge thread and I only read the last couple of pages....
and when will Pete's book be released?? that sounds really cool
and Allans DVD when it's finally out

05-16-2004, 07:31 PM
Petes book should be out probably around June/July. And Allan is almost ready for his dvd and will be selling at siggraph this year.

05-16-2004, 08:14 PM
Yah, you can buy it through PayPal once its ready.

05-16-2004, 08:17 PM
well too bad I can't go to siggraph...can you get Allans DVD elsewhere too??

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