New Combustion Training Book Now Shipping

The FIRST “third-party” Discreet Combustion v2 Training Book is shipping and has already received excellent reviews. The book was authored by Jack Pfeiffer, newly appointed fxguide editor and moderator for Combustion. He works in Denmark for MCI Videotronic as a Demo Artist, Trainer, and Systems Engineer and was the founder of the Danish Discreet User Group.

Here is the lastest info on the FIRST Combustion Training Book….


Combustion v2: The On-Line Web Warrior Guide
Written by Jack Pfeiffer, Published by MCI Videotronic, Dec 2002
ISBN Number: 87-989284-0-6, 155 pages softback, in English.
Sales Price: Euro 40,00 plus taxes and freight.

Overview of “Combustion v2: The On-line WebWarriors Guide:”
• Three custom-written tutorials, complete with source material.
• The Combustion Hardware Primer: How to build the best system.
• Summary and index of all available additional free tutorials
• Summary of most common FAQs, organized by type.
• Combustion by Function sections, with Special Tips and Tricks
• Special Information on 3ds max RLA/RPF file use with combustion
• Special Section on combustion/discreet edit integration
• 10 page Quick Start Guide for Discreet Cleaner users
• Includes demo plug-in software: Ultimatte, Re:Vision, Trapcode, EyeCandy, etc.
• Includes one year subscription of additional Updates and Tips.

contact: [email protected]

There are Two Ways to Purchase this book:

1) Wire Transfer: Have your bank wire the total amount in EUROs to our bank account. Our bank information is: NORDEA BANK, Acct. No. 5005 902 969, with the SWIFT Address: NDEADKKK. Please refer to your order number on the Wire Transfer, and send an eMail with the complete shipping address. Your book will be mailed after payment is received. The purchase price is Euros 40,00 plus postage, depending on your shipping address:
-for USA, Canada & the rest of the world, postage is Euro 13.00, for a total of Euros 53,00
-For Europe, postage is Euro 8.00, for a total of Euros 48,00

2) PayPal: PayPal is a very easy third party payment service: You first register with PayPal, create a personal account and then issue the payment. Just log-on to (where you enter your credit card info) and then arrange payment for the total amount (see above) and reference your payment to the eMail address: [email protected] Note that PayPal is available for all of the following countries: Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States and the United Kingdom. If you reside in another country, then you should use the wire transfer payment.

Last Note: If you reside in Denmark, then they can also arrange for a COD (Payment on Delivery) — please note that Danish residents are required to pay sales tax.

Here are three reviews for some Combustion users/trainers whose names you may just recognize:

“Jack Pfeiffer’s new book, “Combustion: The On-Line Web-Warriors Guide” is filled with information not only on how to use and learn Discreet Combustion but also helpful information about the industry itself, from definitions of file formats to different codecs available and compatible with combustion on either the windows or Mac platform. He also includes information on the integration with other programs such as 3ds max, edit and cleaner. He includes hundreds links to the websites the reader can use to further their knowledge of this program. This book is very properly named; it is the ultimate directory of information available within one location, it is an On-Line Web-Warriors Guide for the Combustion user.”

-Signed: Kenneth LaRue – The Street Productions, Inc, Chicago, Ill USA

“Jack is a master of finding the essence of his subject and being able to translate insight into clear instructions. Technical books are inclined to intimidate me to the point of a brain freeze… but this book seems to simplify using Combustion without dumbing itself down. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to elevate their understanding of Combustion’s toolset. ”

-Signed: Mark Palmos, Combustion User, London England,

“Combustion v2: The On-Line WebWarriors Guide – by Jack Pfeiffer is a must have for anyone who is using or learning combustion. Not only does it cover the “hows” but, more importantly, it covers the “whys” of things like blurs, operator order, colour correction, particles, and the many other features of this deep program. In addition to the illuminating text, the book is packed with web links to tips, tricks, tutorials and libraries which greatly expand the volume of information beyond what you would expect. Even though I have been using combustion since the first alpha release of combustion 1, I learned lots of new (and better) ways of doing even the most basic operations. I would highly recommend this as the most comprehensive combustion 2 learning aid there is.”

-Signed, Marisu Fronc, Editor, Maryland. Co-host-edit forum