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Very nice. I was looking for some footage for school project obout dinosaurs. I suggest you make a ekstra video with no artificial light on earth.

Good Idea, I’m on the case.

Great work!

I might like the impact to one side a bit allowing some view of the impact cloud/fire to show through the edge of the atmosphere. This is best done as a series of renders with different angles anyway. How can you have enough impact shots? An establishing LONG meteor pass and strike. A shot from much closer and perhaps the work passing and causing camera shake (even though, in space, there would be NO wind, it’s almost mandatory for action films), and a close up looking THROUGH the atmosphere at the firestorm rising and topping off in the atmosphere.

There was a nicely done comet impact tutorial about a decade ago, for AfterEffects. I’d be happy so share a copy if I had an e-mail address. The artist used a set of three mapped spheres for the effect…if memory serves. An easy way to get the 3D feel for the side view impact. Just e-mail me. Cheers!

A 3D explosion is slightly beyond my skill set at the moment. It would be nice to have an explosion and shockwave done in Fume FX, but I’m limited to using 2D texture mapped to a 3D sphere. Maybe one day!

It does not require 3D, only a series of mapped spheres the camera sees. Each sphere is mapped with alpha effect channel—say, three different images of flying fiery debris. The spheres are nested, so that, from a distance the maps form the impression of a 3-dimensional volume. It is not 3D, only simple mapping, like making the earth itself in AE. I can send you a movie to show you how it looks once rendered. I don’t have the project description any more (it’s been 10 years since I read the tutorial). However, the movie clip shows you teh effect. Interested? E-mail me. CIAO

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