Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Fabricating a hole in the set, part of VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle.
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- So now we have a new laser beam on our shot too.…Let's play it back.…There we go.…In terms of the feather I wound up with,…let me show you that.…I did use a feather tool so if I click on the mask…you can see that.…So large feather on the back end,…not only exterior feather points…but interior feather points too.…There's the first frame, next frame,…next frame, until it's gone.…Let's create some damage though.…A nice hole where this laser has punched through.…
The way to do that is to select that plate layer,…maybe hide the laser for a second…and draw a ragged hole that represents damage.…I'll do this fairly quick, you can spend more time on it.…Something like it's melted through…or punched through the metal, like that.…Now, initially it's going to be an add of mask…but I can go into the mask blending mode…and change that to subtract, and there's a hole.…I'll go ahead and feather that a tiny bit, say five,…so it's a little bit soft in the edges.…
Before I move on, I think I'll go ahead…and do some color grading on this plate,…
- Running particle simulations to create beams and sparks
- Altering the beams with distortion, blur, and color effects
- Creating interactive lighting through masking and color grading
- Creating set damage by rotoscoping and integrating matte paintings
- Animating post camera moves
- Matching effects through multiple shots
Skill Level Intermediate
VFX Techniques: Creating Particle Effectswith Lee Lanier2h 50m Intermediate
After Effects CC Essential Trainingwith Ian Robinson14h 52m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Running Particle Simulations
3. Assembling a Gun Blast
4. Adding Set Damage
5. Adding a Third Blast
6. Wrapping Up
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