Special Effects?

I NEED SPECIAL EFFECTS PROGRAMS FOR MY VIDEOS please? -thanx

Topic by the_real_mccoy_ 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Special Effects

Hey guys, Our first topic is making special effects with explosions and fire. The goal is to make a way to make safe special effects explosions and make them look realistic. Movie quality special effects on the chaep and/or on the safe. Please, dont copy the ideas of others. And we still except all other transmissions of diffrent ideas.

Topic by impossiblecorey 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Differential Effect? Answered

I'm building EV with 2 individual motors on the rear wheels and How do I control the speeds on each wheel for the differential effect? Thank you, Eliseu Candido.

Question by Eliseu Candido 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


The effects of randomness

I was looking for a picture of SF Cody, followed a couple of random links and discovered that I share my birthday with the man that invented 3D glasses and the shiny hologram on credit cards.Anyhoo...I wonder, has anybody else noticed higher traffic on their old Instructables? My guess is that the random search function is doing its job.

Topic by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


"The Romaurie-Effect"

I have been using refrigeration compressors for many years as vacuum pumps. When I started in commercial/industrial refrigeration some 30 years ago, all the engineers in "Prestcold" Bournemouth branch made their own small portable vacuum pumps from discarded domestic refrigerators. It almost appeared to me, a newcomer to the industry, a competition of sorts to make the most practical/aesthetic unit possible.Some engineers made varnished wooden cases to house the compressor. These were ideal for all small refrigeration vacuuming requirements. My interest over the last few years has been to use these "home-made vac-pumps" to produce vacuum filled inverted aquaria. "The Romaurie-Effect" as shown on "youTube".This is an on-going project.

Topic by romaurie 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Effects on metal

So I really like this clock.  I think I'll buy it soon. But as a beginner's art project, I'm trying to replicate some of the metal effects here.  I'm curious for techniques on how to accomplish some things, like: The back plate is copper, which the artist says is "oxidized".  I expect oxidation to turn copper green, blue, or black, not this silver/grey color.  Any ideas how this was done?  Is it just that it's a light oxidation? I really like the metal texturing here.  I've been able to replicate something similar on copper plate by hand-sanding in one direction with a fine-grained sandpaper.  But notice the vertical texturing on the backplate - how would that have been done?? I like the polished metal look of the minute hand contrasting with the reflective look of the hour hand.  How would you do that - similar way as the backplate?  Same with the gear? I've actually made what I think are much prettier nails by taking old (originally quite rusted) square iron nails, removing the rust and grinding the crap out of them with a bench grinder until I get a cool reflective finish.  Doing the grinding in patches gives it almost a hammered metal look while keeping the reflectiveness.  I think the effect is cool and really works with the "old-but-new" look of the square nails.  I'll post before+after pictures if anyone's interested.

Topic by ischorr 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Effective learning

These days, internet is being used considerably by students as well as by the teachers. I think, moving towards electronic books and materials will help the students to learn better.Huge amount of college funds are spent on books and other study material. In addition to this, they have to be carried all around campus. The relationship between students and the existing study materials is getting difficult. So it makes sense, for the teachers and students alike to look for alternatives.Taking a step forward in this direction, I have started using electronic flashcards in my classroom. We use a website called http://www.funnelbrain.com to create electronic flashcards which includes video, photos,audio and text related to the study materials. It creates an environment for students to have an interactive experience and also with its collaborative approach helps students memorize and learn better.

Topic by isabellgeller 9 years ago


Coanda effect in conjuction with Venturi effect !?

I am still working on my project to create relatively accurate model of a Repulsine. No, I am not one of those free energy nut balls, just curious in old tech ;) As part of my research I came across some statements in regards to lost pieces of the Repulsine. The last remaining model still exists in Austria but noone seems to have to clue what the missing parts looked like. I think the missing parts are a system of nozzles, diverters and a secondary hull - forming a similar system like the Coanda plane engine. There are lots of people still out there tinkering with Coanda lifting devices and trying to get them working. Is there anyone here doing it ??? Would like to exchange some knowledge, tipps, designs and so on. Short term goal is to make working Coand engine with enough thrust / lift to be used at a later stage for a working Coanda plane model. Long term goal to modify it all to incorporate into the Repulsine.

Topic by Downunder35m 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Is there a sound effects machine?

Is there a machine or something you can make where you can plug in sound effects files and then as you push different buttons it will play the effects on cue? I have been searching and can't seem to find anything. Thanks for the help.

Question by payne.kj 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Blender cool effects

So I really like the program blender. I enjoy using it, but I am not very good. I thought it would be cool, though if there was a place where people could share cool effects they made in blender, so this is the purpose of the forum. If you made a video with a cool effect in blender, post it here or link it here, I would love to check it out :D

Topic by A-Nony-Mus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What effects are in this song? Answered

In the song "Barely Breathing" by the Hold steady, lead-singer Craig Finn does something interesting with this voice at around 0:19. After watching live versions of the song, I'm pretty sure it's post-production. If it  actually was a series of pedals, how would this be achieved? To me, it sounds like reverb with delay. What do you think? Thanks, Noahh

Question by noahh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Effects of Inductors Coupling?

This is a follow up post from this thread >> https://www.instructables.com/community/Guitar-Wah-Wah-Pedal-Help/ (It was about how to fix my Wah-Wah guitar pedal, it turns out the Inductor was not working, so I replaced it) I replaced a broken 500mh INDUCTOR in my guitar pedal with a new one. It works now. However, I am planning on keeping the broken inductor in my wah wah pedal (because it yielded a cool volume pedal sound). I want to rig up the circuit so that I can switch from from the GOOD conductor to the BAD conductor. My questions are: Will there be any major effects from having two inductors coupling? Should I be wary of the 'winding' of the coils? If so, what should I do in order to be consistent with the winding? And out of curiosity, how could I rig this up?  Here is the schematic >> http://www.voxamps.com/downloads/circuits/wahwah93.jpg 500mh Inductor = L1 I have 3 terminal DPST switch. This is how I imagine rigging it up: I'm thinking of having wires from the inductor terminals on the PCB wired to a terminal on the SWITCH, then to the INDUCTOR, and then back to the PCB. The same follows for the other (bad) inductor. If this is not clear, please let me know, or feel free to post a better way to rig this up. In summary for this last question How could I rig this circuit to switch between two inductors? Thanks.

Topic by Grizzly_Bear 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


The Kaye effect, with lasers

Nice video explanation of the Kaye effect. Seems simple enough to setup.

Topic by radiorental 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


hall effect sensor Answered

what kind of hall effect sensor would I need to make an electromagnetic suspension device? where from?

Question by sabre 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Macro quantum effects?

A permanent magnet's magnetism is commonly described as a small molecular effect wherein the the effect of individual molecules is polarised in a way so that the effect reinforces and creates a macro effect throughout the entire material. Is it possible - do you know of any surfaces or materials, real or proposed, that could be considered to be a similar kind of "upscaling of 'microscopic' properties"?

Topic by 8bit 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


guitar effects uni

Any one know how to go about building one of these

Topic by happyclappers 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


DIY effect pedals?

OK, soo, i would like to start making some effect pedals, i play synth, guitar, and sing a bit, what do you recomend building for a good starter effect? i am already into electronics, i have built a couple amps, an oscillator synth and some other random electronic projects, but now i would like to try my luck on effect pedals, and i dont exactly know what effect is the one i should build first, im looking for something not too hard but a challenge that also has an awesome reward, ideas?

Question by ski4jesus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


sound effects modules

Hello!! I am planning several Halloween props that will benefit bigly from sound effects. For instance...I'm working on a mantel version of the demonic grandfather clock in Disney's Haunted Mansion. It would be awesome to have the sound of the ominous ticking, backed with a chime, that the "real" clock has. This could be an audio loop of just a few seconds. Some of the other parts of my scheme would be enhanced with short loops of sound effects or mood music...a minute or two at most. I don't have a background in electronics, but I can follow directions. Any advice on constructing a few, small sound effects modules? Thanks!!

Topic by Purple Chez 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


falling picture effect

Is there any way to turn this off? it makes the site completely unuseable for me

Topic by JayB7 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


No effect of email change

Hi although I've changed my contact email to some other account I'm still receiving newsletters and other email from Instructables on the old one. Please fix this, because it's extremely annoying. Regards Marcin

Topic by mcylke 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Sound Effect Search

Alright, so I want a ringtone of the Chopper Gunner's cannon firing from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. But I can't seem to find it. I need help, please. Thank you.

Topic by DrWeird117 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Sound effect button?

I'd like some instructions on how to make a button that plays the same 2-3 second audio sound when it is pressed. It should be able to last for a pretty long while if you know how to do that. I want it to look like it's DIY and not from a factory but also good enough that someone would put it on their desk.  I need the cheapest possible way to do this as well as instructions for a dummy who doesn't know much about technology. Thanks to anyone who can help!!

Question by Tofus 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Spontaneous echo effect? Answered

I was thinking of the old teddy bears which let kids talk to them and a chip recorded the sound and talked back. That made me think how creepy it would be to people walking through a Halloween haunt if they suddenly heard their own words repeated behind them. A quick search led me to this site: http://www.electronics123.com/s.nl/it.A/id.499/.f?category=2 It seems pretty inexpensive, but you need to hold down a button to record and push another to playback. Any electronic geniuses who could create an ambiance prop that records and plays back ever 10-20 seconds or so? Hopefully one that does not involve elaborate reprogramming. Maybe there is an off the shelf option I am not aware of. That would be welcome too.

Question by justjimAZ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Calculating heating effect.? Answered

I have been experimenting with making a hot wire foam cutter. This needs to be at least 600 mm wide. I have to hand a PSU capable of providing 14 volts at 2 amps (or slightly below) This is 28 watts. Now the question i would like to calculate the heat the Nichrome wire will reach at any given wattage but have no idea if I can do this. I have several wires that work to different levels, resistance of 30R, 4 R, 137R at the length I am using. Any one any  ideas how to calculate the temp or are there too many variables? So far I have worked empirically and arrived at the conclusion I need either around 18 volts at about 3 amps or I need a wire with a resistance of around 7R to suite the power i have available. I do know that the 20+ watts I am generating is just heating the wire to the melting point of the polystyrene foam. The melting point of the foam is apparently around 220 to 240 deg C (internet) At present it isn't cutting fast enough for my project. which required producing 5 mm thick sheets of foam with a reasonable consistency. i am cutting them from a 50 mm thick 1000mm x 500 mm block.

Question by rickharris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


what vidio effects would instuctables like?

I was going to make some video effects but don't know what. i have some ideas but need more

Question by MattySmith 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do yo do a convincing STABBING effect for a low budget movie ?

Whats the best/convincing way to do a STABBING effect for a movie on a very low budget, less than $1000? The scene calls for someone to be repeatedly stabbed (in some scenes its the chest,others the stomach,back, exct.) with an military/hunting style knife. We obviously DO NOT want to hurt the Actress/Actors so I need to know if anyone out there has any tips or a step by step instructable on how to pull it off? Thank You

Question by wildhero 9 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago



I'm trying to make something for my boys with several buttons, where each button plays a specific sound effect. Answered

Any ideas on best way to do this?

Question by payne.kj 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How can I make an old-school Sonovox?

 Not the one with the tube- I mean the one with the speakers on the throat. Haven't found anything on the net, other than that damn commercial.

Question by GorgonauT 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 weeks ago


got an electronics question

Ok, i've got a question for anyone with electronics knowlege... some time back i picked up one of those danelectro fab overdrive pedals. i wasn't expecting much, but for $15 i figured that if i got one usable sound out of it, it would be great and, to be honest, i wasn't disappointed at all... but, i was thinking about buying another and gutting them and putting their innards into a single case to make an overdrive with 2 cascading gain stages. now, the issue i'm having... unless i'm able to wire them up to run off of one 9v, there's no real point to doing this. other than the fun of getting to make some frankenstein effect pedal... which i suppose is reason enough. anyhow, i was wondering if anyone could help me out and tell me if i could run both off of one battery or not. in either case, any additional tips on how to go about wiring them together would be greatly appreciated. thanks...

Topic by JuCo 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How does the Bernoulli effect affect the ground effect?

I have been wondering about how ekronoplans work with consideration of the Bernoulli effect. Ekranoplans such as the Caspian Sea Monster often have there engines or propellers pointing on a downward angle, this is to push as much air under the wings as possible, in doing this they are forcing the air into a constriction being the wing and the ground, now why doesn't this cause a vacuum pulling the craft down?

Question by The MadScientist 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How do I make an effects pedal? Distortion, Reverb, any of them?

Basically looking to experiment and make my own things (how else do you refine a sound, ha) and honestly want to get any good starting notes/ steps to take off from.

Question by xirdnehimij 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I've been really intrested in making movies, but i need some ideas. i would give everybody full credit.

I use imovie but would be willing to use a different program. i love using effects and everything so if i could get some ideas that would be great. thanks, amandel

Question by amandel 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Guitar Amps

Apologies to Wario, we've hijacked your original topic...So here's a new one that (might) stay on topic... Wario's OP: Well all of you welcome to my little group, heres our first topic, Should there be an instructible about how to create an amplifier? I think so because they are always expensive to buy, to build one though would be fun as well as useful, now you tell me and everyone else your opinion.

Topic by gmoon 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Create standstill effect with LED from hall effect sensor ?

Hi everyone, A little bit info of what I'm working on. I am trying to create a standstill effect of the spokes of the car rim. I attached a hall effect sensor and a magnet to inside of the rim . I have tried 2 different approaches : ( code for each method are also attached)              1. use the hall effect sensor to determine the RPM of the rim and then flash the led accordingly to the spokes on the rim. The problem with this approach is that the led flash quite dim and and the spoke image rift.  I cant find the right windows for flashing LED.               2. use the the hall effect sensor to detect any magnetic field and then flash whenever it is detected. This method is quite simple but the effect is blurry. The problem for this is that the magnet detection happen on the arc of the rim instead of at 1 pin point location. Hence the led is on for too long --> blurry effect. I also attache some diagram to explain my problem in case I didn't do well with words.  Do you have any suggestion, solution or comment on the approaches or the code. Please feel free to throw in. Im all ear.  Code:  Method 1: Calculating RPM then flash led : http://txt.do/5b9is I am leaning toward this method but the effect is rifting. Not entirely sure how to fix it or what could possibly cause it.  to clarify: the rifting effect happen when i use 2 magnets on the rim. with only 1 magnet, it still rift but the led very dim, almost unnoticeable.  Method 2:  Image for the 2nd approach in case the pictures didnt show on instructables the front : http://imgur.com/HwFm1lT the back : http://imgur.com/1DvWjZK the side : http://imgur.com/RHZIbfR The problem : http://imgur.com/RHZIbfR flashing LED whenever sensor detect the magnet: http://txt.do/5b9b7

Question by Jack Vu 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Video special effects help. Answered

I have been poking around for a good video special effects/editing software. So far I have found a couple good looking programs such as Adobe's After Effects. But I. Would like to know if there is a better way to spend my money to get the cheap muzzle flashes and laser effects I am looking for. All suggestions and advice are much appreciated!

Question by Laserman595 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Arduino Guitar Effects Pedal?

Ive been wanting to do this for some time, but my technical abilities are somewhat lacking, especially in the programming side of things.  Could somebody please join these two projects together for me? http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/08/collins-lab-guitar-pedal-modding-wi.html and https://www.instructables.com/id/Lo-fi-Arduino-Guitar-Pedal/ I know this is unpaid work, but you're a kind bunch :-)  P.S. I just realised that this does seem to be a lot of work - two different sets of hardware does complicates things somewhat :-/

Question by DELETED_zoltzerino 8 years ago


is this arc reactor effective or for show?

Question by karuna2511 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


My yard and photoshop effects

I love super-macro pictures. Last week I charged my batteries and went to my yard for taking pictures. After taking: The pictures were nice, but I want to have more beautiful look. So I edit them with Photoshop and added a few effects.  And now I share them to all! Also I want to know more about effects that can make my pictures more beautiful. Please share your knowledge about PS effect! Here are my shots! :)

Topic by farzadbayan 7 years ago


LED VU meter effect

Does anybody know how can I make a LED VU meter in which only a single light in the row shines at a time? http://i50.tinypic.com/vwr3np.gif That is the desired result: http://i45.tinypic.com/priqb.gif

Topic by blixt139 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Casimir Effect Outside a Lab

Does anybody know how to go about recreating the Casimir effect outside a lab? Say I have a vacuum chamber and two copper plates. I want to create the Casimir effect within the vacuum chamber, Only problem is that to do so, from my understanding, I'd have to have the copper plates within nanometers of each other, I've heard of methods using oscillating crystals...can anyone help me?

Question by ted_gress 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Hall effect threshold circuit? Answered

For a project that I'm building, I'm using an A1302 hall effect sensor. My goal is that if the sensor senses a magnet closer to it than a fixed threshold, it will pass a voltage through a relay (that would act as a Z axis endstop for my 3d printer). What would be the simplest way to achieve it, without using any microcontroller or anything more complicated than resistors capacitors and transistors, , without frying the components with the PSU, and with a high sensitivity? Thanks in advance!

Question by yonch 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How does this effect happen?

Ok now on a night out all the photos were taken with a friends camera, now it had a very strange effect on eyes, see the picture, both her and I have brown eyes, how exactly do we end up with blue? Almost all the photos it takes do this, no problems with anything at all but eyes, even glasses and windows come out normally but the eyes...

Topic by killerjackalope 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to duplicate this levitation effect?

I saw this video on Facebook which shows a Ouija board themed cake with the planchette hovering aboard the cake surface and spinning.People have asked how this is done, but the maker is not answering.It looks to me like it must be magnetic. I don't really care about cakes, but it would be cool to make something that levitates and even spins like this. A "haunted Ouija board" would be an obvious application fro a haunted house. So, how would you duplicate this effect?

Question by justjimAZ 5 months ago


wall painting side effect

Recently I painted my daughter's room with pink color (egg shell finish). Unfortunately there is lot of pink color reflection in the room. entire room feels pink, even ceiling, door and closet are white. It seems that color was darker side of pink. In the past when the room had white color, two bulbs gave good light. Now even with 4 bulbs not enough light.  I saw many houses with different colors, but never felt such type of huge color reflection. Now this room is no more good for studying. Why it happend? How can I fix it?

Topic by vadisa9 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


how effective is this airflow design? Answered

I am working on a very small build pc, and i was thinking that the best way to reduce overall height would be to design a cover piece that directs the airflow from the intake fanover the CPU and northbridge heatsinks and out the back of the unit via an exhaust fan. this method was chosen because the fan cannot be on top of the cpu heatsink because the unit would be too bulky if it was. I have attached a crude image of the planned cover and the layout of the board's heatsinks, and i would like to know if this is a effective method for cooling, in such a small form factor. if it isn't, what is?

Question by zack247 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


electromagnetic pinch effect demonstrator

Greetings, Instructors! I've done some searching in the Technology section already, but (as you know) it's huge, and I didn't see anything that was close enough to what I'm looking for except the electromagnetic coil gun. I want to replicate a demonstrator I saw, once upon a year, at the Smithsonian Institution. A thin-walled metal tube was dropped into the spaces inside two stacked, separated coils, as if it were an axle for a pair of wheels. A brief, large current was then run through the coils; the induced currents in the tube produced the "theta pinch" effect, crushing the regions of the tube that were within the coils. (The machine was set up to sell the products for a token price; the impressively crushed tube was dispensed as a souvenir.) I need advice on the type and capacity of capacitor, thyristor, power supply, etc. to employ. Has anyone here built one, or know someone who has? Thanks!

Question by Argent47 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


An Effective Reflector Oven (for a fire)

          My troop used to have this great reflector oven, that was good for making brownies, cookies, cakes, etc. But somehow, it has been stolen/lost/misplaced/destroyed, and we no longer have it anymore. After looking at the internet for a while, I haven't found any good how to's for making a reflector oven, so maybe one of you engineers who loves camping and good food could make an 'ible on how to make a Reflector Oven. Thanks! -Pandadude aka some dude with a name.

Topic by pandadude 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Effectiveness of sugar as a piezoelectric material

Most of the sites discussing piezoelectricity mention that sugar crystals can be used, but I have not found any examples of them being used. I've just tried it with about a 1cm chunk of low quality (conglomerate of small ~3mm crystals) crystal, and got a good 100mV wave when tapped with a pencil. I've not tried applying a signal to it yet, and some better single crystals are growing at the moment, so I was wondering how well it works compared to commercial piezoelectric compounds. I've not done anything like this before, so if anyone knows where I can find information of the best way to mount and apply a signal to the crystal, it would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Topic by The Skinnerz 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Calcium Chloride Corrosive Effects

I know that calcium chloride can corrode metal, but does it require direct contact or can it generate fumes that could corrode?   Here's the issue:  I have a wood stove and I place a container of Damp Rid inside over the summer to absorb moisture.  It looks like the Damp Rid plastic container had a small crack, so moisture passed through the calcium chloride and through the container and through the back of the stove After a while I noticed a pool of water behind the stove.  I traced the problem back to the Damp Rid container, cleaned up the moisture inside and outside the stove, and replaced the Damp Rid.  At the same time I noticed areas all over the exterior of the stove where the finish was coming off, areas that were not in contact with the water.  In fact, at least one section of the stove that had direct contact shows no sign of  a problem. I'm trying to discover if the calcium chloride caused the problem, or if it's something else causing the damage.

Topic by corgaff 7 years ago