Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up the project, part of VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle.
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- We're going to start this project…by creating some folders for organization,…and then importing the primary footage.…Start with the folders.…You can make new folders here in the project panel…at any time, just by right mouse button clicking,…and choosing new folder.…I want to make four folders.…One for art, this will be for static art.…Another for particles, we'll be creating a number of…particle simulations right here in After Effects.…The next one will be for the first shot, shot one.…
We are working on two different shots.…And the last one will be for shot two.…This will help keep all of our different compositions…and imported artwork and footage organized.…So, let's get the first bit of footage.…We're going to go to file, import, file.…Now all the files necessary for this project…are organized in the Exercise Files folder.…Inside that we have the Plate Folder…that has our primary footage,…and this is actually image sequence.…
It was originally digital video,…that was cut and converted to image sequence.…So I can click on the very first frame, zero-zero,…
- 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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