Learn how to create awesome 3D explosions and composite them with live-action footage using the free compositing software Fusion 7.
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Lee Lanier and welcome to this VFX Techniques course on Compositing an Explosion in Fusion. In this course, we'll explore ways to integrate live action video footage with 3D renders of a car explosion. Let's take a quick look at how our final shot fits in with a longer video sequence. (eerie music) (increasing tempo eerie music) (drums beating) (loud explosion) I'll start by showing you how to import video, 3D renders and jon-ju files into Fusion.
We'll layer footage and renders through Node Based Compositing. We'll see how the application of Color and Effects tools can improve the shot. We'll be covering all these topics plus many additional tools and techniques. So let's get started with our VFX Explosion.
- 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