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Visual effects (VFX) can add destruction to a scene without causing real-world damage. Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements. Author Lee Lanier shows you how to convert video footage into 3D layers, adapt stock footage effects, add and improve Maya particle and rigid body renders, and integrate static artwork to inflict realistic damage to an old-world castle.
High I'm Lee Lanier and welcome to VFX Techniques, Creating Explosions with 3D Layers. In this course, we'll look at how to use 3D layers to add destruction to a castle. I'll start by showing you how to stabilize and mask video footage to break it into multiple layers. Then I'll show you how to convert 2D layers into 3D layers and arrange them in 3D space with a 3D camera. We'll see how the layer CG renders and video effects footage to destroy sections of the building.
We'll be covering all of these techniques plus many other After Effects tools. So, let's get started with VFX Techniques, Creating Explosions with 3D Layers.
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