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  09 September 2014
Originally Posted by harlyo: Kanga : thanks for the link its all i need for comparison

one more question : if i want to do smoke , fire , clouds , sparks , all types of these things using a plugin like chaosgroup phoenix FX can i import it into nuke and composite it with my scene and control it from there ! or does nuke have its own particle system that do all of that ? and if it does is it good enough to use it instead of using a plugin ?

Nope-those are all 3d simulation FX. You need to do those in the context of your 3d scene/software and render the result.
The comp programs work with the render output from the 3d program. You can use comp to tweak enhance the fx (add glow for example) but they cannot alter the fx/simulation directly. You have to go back to 3d for that.

The native 'comp particle plugins' are 'good enough' for some people. But they are limited compared to the 3d ones if photo real look and behaviour is the goal.
 
  09 September 2014
Originally Posted by circusboy: Nope-those are all 3d simulation FX. You need to do those in the context of your 3d scene/software and render the result.
The comp programs work with the render output from the 3d program. You can use comp to tweak enhance the fx (add glow for example) but they cannot alter the fx/simulation directly. You have to go back to 3d for that.

The native 'comp particle plugins' are 'good enough' for some people. But they are limited compared to the 3d ones if photo real look and behaviour is the goal.


brief but great explanation thanks man .
 
  09 September 2014
Originally Posted by MauricioPC: You could always use Composite, since it's now free.

Not as robust, of course, but free.

http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/gary...altime-playback

https://apps.exchange.autodesk.com/...posite_linux:en

Runs on Linux also.


Not sure that I would want to rely on any "free" product from Autodesk. If you want a truly free nodal compositor, keep an eye on Natron. It is early days, but depending on your needs, totally usable:

http://natron.inria.fr/
 
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