How to Create an Explosion

How to Create an Explosion

By Maliek Whitaker

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a realistic explosion using Pinnacle Studio. It’s a lot easier than blowing things up in real life!

You will learn about:

  • Using Alpha Channels
  • Adding and positioning smoke and fire effects
  • Using Red Giant Knoll Light Factory to place a light source at the bottom of the explosion

Thanks for watching! We hope you found this tutorial helpful and we would love to hear your feedback in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to visit our social media pages and show us what you’ve learned by sharing your photos, videos and creative projects with us.

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Comments (2)

  • Dale Francis Sims Reply

    Mr Whitaker,
    I first would like to thank you for your lively videos and easy to follow programming.
    I have been using pinnacle since Avid and with Avid I purchased the upgrade with the Red Giant effects.
    I have had pinnacle 14, 18, and now I have 20.
    I have followed your video on how to move the red giant tools but it is not working for me. I tried when I was using pinnacle 18 and I have tried with 20 with no luck.
    Any suggestions ? I feel like I have lost so much.

    Dale

    January 31, 2018 at 6:46 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Dale,

      What problems were you running into with the Red Giant effects? We can certainly look into this with you!

      Discovery Center Team

      February 3, 2018 at 3:19 pm

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