VFX Techniques: Compositing an Explosion with Fusion 7
VFX Techniques: Compositing an Explosion with Fusion 7 is an Intermediate level course on 3D + Animation, crafted by the creator, Lee Lanier. This course is an absolute base for anyone who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, Blackmagic Design Fusion, 3D + Animation, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and Blackmagic Design Fusion.
Make your films more “explosive” with Fusion, Blackmagic Design’s free compositing software. This course covers the steps necessary to create a 3D scene integrating live-action footage with 3D virtual renders of a car explosion. Artist/author Lee Lanier shows how to import the assets you’ll need for the shoot (including video, static artwork, and 3D renders), assemble the footage with node-based compositing, and make the composite seamless with color grading. Fluid dynamics simulations from Maya are used to emulate the explosion, dust, and debris of the explosion, and Lee achieves realistic rendering through the use of materials, lights, cameras, reflections, shadows, motion blur, and depth of field. Start watching to put this essential VFX technique into practice in your own films.
- 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