How to add snow using CC Snow in After Effects


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Adding snow using CC Snow

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 ...

Adding snow using CC Snow
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Adding snow using CC Snow provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting: Changing a Scene From Summer to Winter

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