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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #30 on: January 20, 2013, 08:14:02 pm
@Ashbad
I guess you're right.  I'll mark that an irrational pet peeve rather than a serious concern.


How do I learn to draw explosions and smoke effects?
Does anyone have any good resources on the subject?

I think it is largely a solved problem.  This page has a small app that lets you generate explosions and save the animations.  I have not used it myself, but it looks like it could serve as a starting point if nothing else.

http://www.saschawillems.de/?tag=explosion

Relevant search terms would be 'procedural generation explosion animation'

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #31 on: January 22, 2013, 12:58:28 am
@Ashbad
I guess you're right.  I'll mark that an irrational pet peeve rather than a serious concern.


How do I learn to draw explosions and smoke effects?
Does anyone have any good resources on the subject?

I think it is largely a solved problem.  This page has a small app that lets you generate explosions and save the animations.  I have not used it myself, but it looks like it could serve as a starting point if nothing else.

http://www.saschawillems.de/?tag=explosion

Relevant search terms would be 'procedural generation explosion animation'

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Actually I'm more interested in seeing how an artist would draw an explosion, which parts to focus on, styles, etc.
But thanks nonetheless :)

I find effects and animations being things that are kinda hard to find good tutorials and references and such for.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #33 on: January 22, 2013, 01:54:55 am
If you want references from other people's art (though I recommend studying actual explosions), then this seems like it would also be relevant.

Recently made & he has a timelapse video in the description.

Also, Jad's explosion is great.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #34 on: January 24, 2013, 12:04:39 pm
Those are great, I've also done some digging and found this: http://zack-sr.deviantart.com/art/Explosion-basics-tutorial-65735280
And this site: http://flashfx.blogspot.se/
« Last Edit: January 24, 2013, 07:30:22 pm by Seiseki »

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #35 on: January 25, 2013, 01:14:44 am
I wonder how many people here would be interested in the possibility of setting up a Minecraft server for pixelation members. We're all pretty cool here, which is the most important thing in a server since griefing and stuff can absolutely ruin a server, and more importantly the builds would probably end up looking amazing.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #36 on: January 25, 2013, 01:21:44 am
I don't play minecraft anymore, it takes too long to gather blocks and build things :D

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #37 on: January 25, 2013, 01:26:27 am
I don't play minecraft anymore, it takes too long to gather blocks and build things :D
They have added a creative mode now, where you can fly around and just build stuff without worrying about collecting.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #38 on: January 25, 2013, 02:29:29 pm
I don't play minecraft anymore, it takes too long to gather blocks and build things :D
They have added a creative mode now, where you can fly around and just build stuff without worrying about collecting.

I know, but you don't get the whole rpg-survival experience in creative mode, which I find makes building more enjoyable, but also more time consuming..

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread 2014

Reply #39 on: January 25, 2013, 03:48:29 pm
Who'd be interested in Minecraft? I could possibly get us a small spot on a server of a friend. Both survival and creative, if required. What do you say?
Discord: Ennea#9999