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Smoke Simulation + 3D Tracking


Bmotion writes:

Hi all,
I would like to share my latest 3d work with you, made with Blender of course.
My client wanted to add a cannon shoot to a footage, for a Tv commercial.

I decided to use Blender to 3d track the footage and add the smoke simulation in it.

Here is the breakdown:

About Author

benoit poitevin

I'm a Motion Designer from France. Blender used since 2009


  1. Eddy Juillerat on

    Shape and dynamics are good, but the color is awful: too blue, too light. It doesn't blend in the background image.

  2. Michael Sheeler on

    Looks great. Not too blue or too light...just goes to show that those judgement calls are subjective. Really enjoyed that.

    • The base film is a warm tone. IF the goal is to make stand out the smoke to demonstrate the smoke effect, it works.
      IF the goal is to make a realistic FX, it NEEDS to blend in the warmer image. You do what you want.

    • IF the goal is to make something realistic, you HAVE TO base your effect (colors, levels, shape, sharpness, dynamics) on the image you work on. It's not a matter of opinion. Blending an FX on a background image must follow the attributes of the base image.

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