Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Integrating the second blast, part of VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle.
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- So, here's the new laser blast that we constructed…out of bits and pieces we all ready had.…We simply copied some parts of the shot one composition…or compositions, until we created a new blast…coming from a different direction.…Let's play it back.…So, now we're ready to integrate this into shot two.…Let's go to shot two assemble,…and drop this on top.…Shot 2, blue tube, I'll pull that down.…I'll go ahead and change that to screen,…and there we go.…
Now just like before with shot one,…I'm going to go ahead and mask this to…control where it is.…This'll also help increase the amount of taper.…I'd rather have it large here…and descend to a smaller spot here.…With that layer selected, back to the pin tool.…Now, I'll create a mask.…Now at the same time, I also want to be able to…animate this mask over time,…so that the beam disappears…right after a few frames.…Now, when I bring this in it, I'll have to live with it…in this exact position.…
I am free to scale it or rotate it,…anything I can do to make it look good.…For example, based on where I wound up with,…
- 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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