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10 October 2007, 12:39 PM
Hello guys!

This is an animation I did for university. I finished working on it in june and recently spent some more time to go over the compositing again and add some refinements (including the title animation).

View Animation (approx. 15 MB) (

This was an attempt to get more into particle simulation and (of course) compositing.

Hope you like it.


10 October 2007, 05:03 PM
I like the concept, but the main thing I didn't like was the camera shake. It just seemed to random, and it kinda dulled down the blast. If you had less shake before the explosion, and then a crazy one during the blast, it would look more intense. Also, in real explosion vids, the camera usually gets really bright when the bomb goes off. The effects look cool though. :D nice work!

10 October 2007, 10:24 PM
yea i also think the camera shake is too strong.
and maybe the fireball should be more yellow/orange instead of the black areas, because isn't fire/it's smoke only black when fuel or something like this gets burned..? not sure.

btw. wie kommts, dass du noch nicht am dabei bist ;) ?
musst unbedingt mal vorbei schaun, die österreichische konkurrenz zur cgsociety *g*

10 October 2007, 02:49 PM
very cool explosion :thumbsup:

10 October 2007, 03:50 PM
Why, thanks to all your replies.

@mistasam: Yes, I know the camera movement is a little too much and too random especially at the beginning. This was just the way I filmed the footage to get this amateurish I-can't-take-a-steady-picture look. If I had to do it again I would extract a background plate from the live footage and add the camera movement in post.

@hoktar: Bin grad beim anmelden... Werd die Animation dort auch noch posten. Bin nur viel zu wenig in den diversen Foren unterwegs


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