VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers
VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, crafted by the author, Lee Lanier. This study is an essential base for an individual who needs to sharpen his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, Maya, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and Maya.
Visual effects (VFX) can add destruction to a scene without causing real-world damage. Learn to destroy a building with a fireball, using an After Effects 3D environment, Maya dynamic simulations, and matte painted elements. Author Lee Lanier shows you how to convert video footage into 3D layers, adapt stock footage effects, add and improve Maya particle and rigid body renders, and integrate static artwork to inflict realistic damage to an old-world castle.
- Stabilizing and relighting video footage
- Constructing a 3D environment in After Effects
- Incorporating stock footage effects, such as fireballs
- Fine-tuning CG particle renders
- Layering CG debris simulations
- Incorporating matte painted elements
- Animating a 3D camera in After Effects
- Color grading video, CG renders, and static artwork
- Adding flares, grain, and motion blur