VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle

VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle

VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by the author, Lee Lanier. This study is an absolute foundation for an individual who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.

Free Download - VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle
Author Lee Lanier
Publish Date 11/7/2014
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 45m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 33
Last Update N/A

Creating a Laser Battle shows VFX artists how to generate science-fiction-style gun battles, complete with laser beams, sparks, and set damage. The effects are created right inside After Effects, with its built-in particle tools, rotoscoping, motion tracking, and color, distortion, and blur effects. Combining these techniques in your own shots will allow you to create a wide variety of futuristic gun blasts.

Topics include:

  • Running particle simulations to create beams and sparks
  • Altering the beams with distortion, blur, and color effects
  • Creating interactive lighting through masking and color grading
  • Creating set damage by rotoscoping and integrating matte paintings
  • Animating post camera moves
  • Matching effects through multiple shots

VFX Techniques: Creating a Laser Battle : Video Lessons

  • Welcome42s
  • Using the exercise files42s
  • Breakdown of the final composition33s
  • Setting up the project3m 50s
  • Splitting up the shots2m 29s
  • Creating a particle beam6m 50s
  • Creating a particle blast6m 18s
  • Creating particle sparks3m 42s
  • Rolling up a layer5m 42s
  • Distorting the plate5m 2s
  • Animating the beam6m 31s
  • Creating light reflections5m 4s
  • Creating light spills5m 10s
  • Adding core and sparks to the blast6m 16s
  • Adding blast flares8m 11s
  • Animating a post camera move5m 56s
  • Repurposing the particle blast6m 42s
  • Integrating the second blast3m 55s
  • Fabricating a hole in the set5m 28s
  • Stabilizing the plate6m 6s
  • Removing the tracking marks4m 17s
  • Adding interactive light5m 44s
  • Fixing the gun barrel3m 28s
  • Creating a new blast7m 20s
  • Integrating the new blast4m 2s
  • Creating a blast core6m
  • Adding dust motes5m 39s
  • Creating an exposure change9m 4s
  • Making custom flares6m 27s
  • Adding more camera motion5m 41s
  • Combining the shots5m 7s
  • Adding the final effects7m 3s
  • Next steps24s

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