Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with 3D simulations, part of VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers.
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We've added a nice fire stream or fireball to potentially destroy the castle, but…now we can add the actual destruction where parts of the castle fall apart.…We're going to start on this tower here.…We're going to make this completely blow up and fall down.…Now to do, that I'm going to bring up a My3D simulation that has…all these bits and pieces falling apart and also kicking up a cloud of dust.…Before we do that though, I need to work on the castle tower layer.…I want to make this footage end at 24, so I can slip in the new CG footage.…
Now it runs way past the end of the composition, so what I have to do…here is click drag to pull this far left until I can see the very end.…And click drag the end until I pull the solid parts to the left.…Then go back to the right.…And repeat this process until I get it so it, once again, starts the first frame.…But then the solid part of the bar ends at 24.…So the solid bar ends, it disappears.…Alright.…So let's go get our CG render. This is going to go into the 3D folder.…
- Stabilizing and relighting video footage
- Constructing a 3D environment in After Effects
- Incorporating stock footage effects, such as fireballs
- Fine-tuning CG particle renders
- Layering CG debris simulations
- Incorporating matte painted elements
- Animating a 3D camera in After Effects
- Color grading video, CG renders, and static artwork
- Adding flares, grain, and motion blur
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Breakdown of the final comp1m 17s
2. Setting Up a 2.5D Scene
3. Adding Effects Plates and Renders
4. Combining CG and Video Debris
5. Using Matte-Painted Elements
6. Adding the Final Touches
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