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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 26 Mar 2016 19:06 #74677

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// after dl and unzipping, drag into ~Movies/Motion Templates/Generator //






BÄNG is a simple to use Muzzle Flash generator.

The video explains its usage and options.



A word reg. its 3D-nish:
You’ll notice, you can drag the flash just 180°… that’s because it is only 1 frame ‚long’ - you can not differentiate, it is pointing to you or away from you ;)

When you extend the generator, a lil’ bit of randomness varies the flash …

Enjoy movie making.

… that clown mask is really horrible ….. :blink:
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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 26 Mar 2016 21:15 #74680

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That was fun Karsten! Nice idea to use the 3D effect.


(BTW - didn't know you were a red-head :) )
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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 27 Mar 2016 04:00 #74684

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Squamish ed wrote: … (BTW - didn't know you were a red-head :) )


yep, usually I color my hair space-grey ... LOL
Glad you like it ... the plugin, not my hair! - simple, but handy...

What's missing is 'reflections'/brighten the nearby enviroment, but that depends way too much on scenery and 'topographic'.... a vertical wall, plain floor (horizontal), 'rocks 'n stones', a face close-up etc etc ....

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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 27 Mar 2016 12:18 #74689

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I just downloaded, and added a pinpoint light to it, and it works fine. Published parameters for both the light, and the drop zone, to adjust how much light is flashed, how reflective it is, etc. Also added the ability for it to conform to the shape of surrounding objects in the video. That part I borrowed from this tutorial, where you can add a Bump Map effect for lighting.
www.macprovideo.com/hub/motion/faking-li...-video-with-motion-5

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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 28 Mar 2016 07:05 #74705

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BenB wrote: … Published parameters for both the light, and the drop zone, to adjust how much light is flashed, how reflective it is, etc. Also added the ability for it to conform to the shape of surrounding objects in the video. …


Hi Ben,
thanks for your suggestions - although I'm lost, and you forgot to apply/upload your modified version:
What drop-zone?
And How do you conform shapes in a 'generic' plugin? Your tutorial is about a project ,....
What I said:
very diff. situations, to reflect from a wall or the ground or a face... I can do that easy with a masked color-correction in FCPX, but as a feature in a plug-in?


enlighten me <pun intended> :lol:

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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 28 Mar 2016 10:47 #74706

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Sorry about that, I rushed through that response, as I'm on the road with limited online time. Trying to save a production that is falling apart quickly. So, what I did, first I changed it to an Effect, rather than a generator, so I could have the Effect Source layer to apply the Bump Map to. And added a light inside the muzzle flash, so that it would reflect properly off of textures in the clip it was applied to. I did a quick experiment. Don't have a file to upload at the moment, as I am not keeping these experiments. Just throwing out ideas.

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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 28 Mar 2016 10:59 #74707

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BenB wrote: …what I did, first I changed it to an Effect, …Just throwing out ideas.


ahh, ok, new starting point, guess from here I can creep forward my own... ;)
simple as that…

BenB wrote: … Trying to save a production that is falling apart quickly. …


… I vaguely remember, … 30 GoPros … reality TV.
aside the technical part, must be an editing nightmare …

best of luck!!!

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BÄNG! / muzzle flash generator (3D, for sure ;) ) 28 Mar 2016 14:34 #74715

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Oh, the 30 GoPros, used multiple times a day, is on hold (Colorado Xtreme). This is a new production, doing a friend a favor. Gotta stop the favors and make money. HA!

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