After Effects: Natural Light Effects was created and produced by Trish and Chris Meyer. We are honored to host their material in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.
Volumetric lighting effects, such as light rays and glows, are susceptible to two common problems: They can look too synthetic, and they are prone to banding when compressed for DVDs and the web. In After Effects Natural Light Effects,Chris Meyer shows how to make light look more realistic by adding dust or swirling smoke, creating natural imperfections that help with compression. He demonstrates how to do this using stock footage of this natural phenomenon or the After Effects Fractal Noise and Turbulent Noise effects.