Creating the energy burst


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Creating the energy burst

So our phone has tons and tons of energy, but one of the problems with the energy that we've added to the phone is it's very localized the phone itself. And we want this energy to expand outward into the scene to really feel like an explosion. To do that, we're going to create a 2D layer and add a mask to our phone. And we're going to use that mask to give the impression that this energy from the 2D layer is traveling outward from the origin of the phone. Now, you'll probably ask yourself, well, Rob! Why would you use a 2D layer for this? We've been using 3D track mattes in the other movies up until this point.

Well, back in the day before After Effects even had 3D layers, this is a technique that I would use to actually create the illusion of glows and effects and stuff like that. We had to create masks on layers by hand. Sometimes I like to do that because it gives me a little bit more control and makes it feel a little bit more organic than the raw precision of ...

Creating the energy burst
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Creating the energy burst provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Rob Garrott as part of the CINEMA 4D: Rendering Motion Graphics for After Effects

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