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01 January 2005, 10:57 PM
OK I`m in

I`m using image 8 from the ones Roberto posted as my background plate

I`ve removed the people and set up a quick lighting test

Lighting test 320x240 divX (

eventually hope to have lava flow down the street blowing stuff up :applause:

with some volcano effects in the sky

01 January 2005, 10:37 AM
Hey, the light match is looking really good!

My eyes may deceive me, but I think the camera match is a tad off, as I think the box needs to be bigger in frame at the end of the animation. :shrug: It doesn't look like it's closing much distance to the camera over it's course of movement, but judging from the BG plate, it should...?

Good luck!

- Jonas

02 February 2005, 08:47 PM
Agree with you Jussing, the camera match was off but I couldn`t get it on :banghead:

so I`ve tried a different plate which looked easier to match

new plate test (

hope to have more success with this one

02 February 2005, 11:39 PM
managed to get some time on this, still a bit rough and I`m hoping to add some more but any crits would be welcome
Volcano test (

02 February 2005, 08:36 AM
like you said, still a bit rough. but i like how the cars will be overrolled by the lava.
i think there is currently no interaction between the cg-elements and the live footage. are you going to add some interaction? at the moment it looks a bit like a comic.

greetings, and keep going


02 February 2005, 07:16 PM
Thanks for the crits and I am hoping to get more stuff in there,

just need to wait and see :wip:

02 February 2005, 09:42 PM
Good idea and I can't wait to see the interaction. The thing that caught my eye first was the clouds overhead are moving to fast and with no particular motion. To me they should be moving more slowly and spreading from the center to appear more ominous.

Keep up the good work!

03 March 2005, 12:17 AM
OK final version
done in my free time over about 5 weeks with a couple of restarts :banghead:

used lightwave for all Fx and after effects for compositing

Fx Wars Volcano Steven Cleland DivX 1.7 MB 640 divX (

and thanks to Roberto for the clips and all the work he puts into CGTalk :applause:

03 March 2005, 07:08 AM
Hi LightFreeze,

i get a "document not found error" when i try to watch the avi. The "mov" file works fine, but takes a long time to load.


03 March 2005, 07:17 AM
Try this one (guess it's case-sensitive):

Nice job, LightFreeze. I like a lot of the smoke effects. :)

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