Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Repurposing the particle blast, part of VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle.
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- So shot one is finished.…Let's take a look.…And there we go.…So here's my final animation on that post camera move.…And see a combination of auto-visia keyframes…and some keyframes have been manipulated.…Let's take a look at the curves…here real quick, in the graph adder.…There's the rotation, by position, next position.…Alright so now we're ready to move on to shot two.…Let's close these compositions.…
Go back to the shot two folder.…Open up shot two assemble.…Now the first thing we need to add…is actually one of those blue lasers…to tie into the previous shot.…There should be one that comes in to frame-right,…a little bit low, and strikes someplace on this bookcase.…A near miss.…Now we could recreate all those…Perkel simulations again for this,…but again to save time it's easier to…copy some of the components and just adjust them.…So for example I can go back to shot one,…into that folder, and duplicate…the Shot1BlueTube comp, edit, duplicate.…
I get a copy of everything in that composition.…I'm going to rename that, "Shot2BlueTube,"…
- 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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