VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers

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.

Free Download - VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers
Author Lee Lanier
Publish Date 8/12/2013
Skill Intermediate
Duration 3h 21m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 34
Last Update N/A

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.

Topics include:

  • 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

VFX Techniques: Creating Explosions with 3D Layers : Video Lessons

  • Welcome41s
  • Using the exercise files49s
  • Breakdown of the final comp1m 17s
  • Setting up the project in After Effects3m 59s
  • Stabilizing and shadowing the plate8m 28s
  • Creating a 3D camera and background sky8m 3s
  • Arranging background cards9m 56s
  • Reconstructing the castle walls8m 8s
  • Re-creating fog9m 5s
  • Lighting the cards6m 21s
  • Adding CG set dressing11m
  • Integrating a fireball5m 41s
  • Working with 3D simulations5m 8s
  • Review of tower collapse in Maya3m 55s
  • Adding a CG blast8m 10s
  • Review of the blast in Maya1m 36s
  • Layering CG debris8m 37s
  • Adding simulated bricks9m 47s
  • Replicating wall destruction9m 7s
  • Layering larger pieces2m 37s
  • Processing video debris7m 34s
  • Adapting particle simulations8m 31s
  • Review of dust particles in Maya1m 5s
  • Building an interior6m 12s
  • Creating wall damage5m 42s
  • Adding fake shadows8m 26s
  • Animating cracks8m 55s
  • Layering additional explosions4m 50s
  • Adding explosions to the walls7m 30s
  • Crafting extra debris6m 54s
  • Animating the camera6m 32s
  • Adding flares and grain6m 14s
  • Looking at the final project6s
  • Next steps28s

Recommended video tutorials from YouTube.

  • Visual effects tutorial: Integrating a fireball | lynda.com
  • In this tutorial, learn how to incorporate a fireball animation in a 3D scene in After Effects. Watch more at ...

  • DateTime : 2013-08-26 16:07:59
  • Source : LinkedIn Learning
  • Visual effects tutorial: Creating wall damage | lynda.com
  • With matte paintings you can create some stunning effects in your 3D scenes. In this tutorial learn how to animate damage to a castle wall in After Effects.

  • DateTime : 2013-08-26 16:10:34
  • Source : LinkedIn Learning
  • Visual effects tutorial: Reconstructing the castle walls | lynda.com
  • Learn how to reconstruct a castle in a 2.5D scene, add a sense of depth through rotation, and adjust background elements in this tutorial. Watch more at ...

  • DateTime : 2013-08-26 16:05:42
  • Source : LinkedIn Learning

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