Join Lee Lanier for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of VFX Techniques: Compositing an Explosion with Fusion 7.
- If you're a premium member of the Lynda.com library, you have access to excised files used throughout this course. These files can be downloaded from the main course page. Let's take a look. Everything you need is in the excised files folder. This includes sub-folders, including 3-D Assets. This has folders for the Alembic files, and the Maya Camera file. There's also the 3-D renders folder. This includes sub-folders for the various 3-D renders that were rendered out of Maya.
For example, parts of the explosion. There's also the footage folder that contains video footage as image sequences. This also has special files for Mac Painting, and also lighting you can do within the 3-D environment inside Fusion. There's also a Fusion files folder with all the Fusion projects. And finally a Maya files folder, and this contains demo files that show how the explosion was created. If you don't have access to these files, you can follow along with your own material.
- Setting up a Fusion project
- Importing plates, static art, and 3D renders
- Merging nodes
- Assigning materials
- Color grading the explosion
- Working with fluid dynamics in Maya
- Combining the renders and 3D with live-action footage
- Creating post camera movement
- Rendering out the final effect