Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding snow using CC Snow, part of Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter.
No wintertime scene is complete without falling snow, so let's add that using an effect.…First let's create a mew solid, so I go up to Layer > New > Solid. Then choose a…completely black color.…Now add an effect to this new solid.…In the top menu, choose Effect > Simulation. Then choose CC Snow, a standard…effect in After Effects CS5.…In CS6, the effect has been renamed CC SnowFall.…
As you can see, it added little particles of snow.…It also blocked out the entire scene, so you need to set the Transfer mode to Screen.…If mode isn't showing up in your Timeline, go to the upper-right corner of the…Timeline and click on the dropdown menu.…Then choose Columns and make sure Modes is checked.…Now you have animated snow falling on the scene.…I think the size of the flake should be larger, so raise Flake Size to around 3.…
That's starting to work.…The speed of the flakes looks about right;…however, it shouldn't start snowing until around frame 100.…You control how much snow as appearing by changing the Amount setting.…
- Making precise selections using the Color Range command
- Controlling reference material through layer masks
- Creating custom brushes
- Painting snow, icicles, and trees
- Painting through a high-contrast matte
- Replacing the sky in an image
- Animating smoke and falling snow
- Reformatting and rendering a scene in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Revising the Plate
2. Painting Over the Plate
3. Replacing the Sky
Extracting clouds5m 15s
4. Creating a Dusk Version of the Scene
5. Animating Your Scene in After Effects
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