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Thrashador
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Advanced Special Effects?

Post by Thrashador » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:24 am

So… I want to make my animations really pop with a professional level of quality. I'm not deluded into thinking that throwing Michael Bay-esque special effects will make up for crappy animation, but I do think that it could help to have better effects in my toolbox. I want to use Anime Studio for all of the core 2D animation work, but might potentially apply SFX from other programs and composite them in Final Cut.

Here's my question: For effects like blood splatters, weather, fire, slow motion, muzzle flash, lighting, shadows, shading, etc., are there programs that do a better or easier job than Anime Studio, such as After Effects?

I've approximated most of these effects in AS before, but if there's an alternate solution, I'm open to ideas! What do you all do?
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Re: Advanced Special Effects?

Post by krimpr » Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:36 pm

You may want to look at "Hitfilm"; its tailor-made for what you're looking for.
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Re: Advanced Special Effects?

Post by AmigaMan » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:54 pm

I agree. HitFilm definitely. It's an excellent video editor too. I've just completed a music video and I didn't need much more than Anime Studio, Dogwaffle Howler and HitFilm.

https://hitfilm.com/
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Re: Advanced Special Effects?

Post by llamapixel » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:40 am

If you are on the Macintosh platform Motion 5 for about $50 pretty much nails all that.

https://www.apple.com/au/final-cut-pro/motion/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/motion/ ... 0957?mt=12
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