Smoke and flames


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Smoke and flames

We're almost done with our castle, but let's add some fun finishing touches like smoke coming out of the lava and flames in the side fire pots and the smoke stacks. If you're a lynda.com premium member, you can use this file also. It's in the Course Materials folder called smoke.tif. This is from a video sequence of rising smoke that I'll use in the next section on camera projection. But for right now, all you need is a single frame to indicate where the effect will occur. Load in the alpha channel and copy it out and paste it into the file.

It's smaller than the rest of the project, but since smoke is generally soft, we can get away with a resolution difference. Scale it and move it around to make it look like it's rising up off the bottom of the lava waterfall. Open up curves and let's think about this. It needs to have a lot more yellow so, pull the blue whitepoint all the way down. Then subtract a lot of the green channel, adding red. Pull the red white point to the ...

Smoke and flames
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Smoke and flames provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 4: Texturing

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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