How to create great virtual fireworks shows
What makes a great fireworks show? This is a matter of personal preference, of course. But here are some general pointers.
Background Image Selection
- Consider using no background image at all. The fireworks will look brighter and more realistic. In many real fireworks videos, you just see the black night sky.
- If the camera doesn't move, find a great static background image.
- If the camera moves, use the default "Night Sky" background in FWsim.
- If you have a lot of time, you could even create your own 3D background! Just replace the three files called "C:\program files\fwsim\Resources\skybox [..] .png".
Your show will look better with 3D models in the scene. For example, you can insert mountains, bridges, buildings, trees and much more. (read more about finding 3D models on the internet)
Note that FWsim currently does not allow to place fireworks on top of buildings. Fireworks are always at ground level. However, this feature will be added in a future version.