VFX Techniques: Creating Particle Effects

VFX Techniques: Creating Particle Effects

VFX Techniques: Creating Particle Effects is an Intermediate level study on 3D + Animation, compiled by an expert, Lee Lanier. This study is an essential pillar for anyone who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation talent. It gives you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, Particular, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and Particular.

Free Download - VFX Techniques: Creating Particle Effects
Author Lee Lanier
Publish Date 10/17/2013
Skill Intermediate
Duration 2h 50m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 34
Last Update N/A

VFX Techniques is back with a new course on particle effects—everyone’s favorite feature for creating realistic smoke, fire, explosions, and other phenomena. Author Lee Lanier tackles a wizard battle, producing Harry Potter–style effects as the two wizards fight with their magic wands. Using this sample footage, he shows how to generate particles with After Effect’s built-in plugins, dives into the settings to adjust their appearance, and retimes and color grades the scene to create a particular magical mood. Plus, learn about green-screen removal techniques, background plate repair, CG particles, and rotoscoping techniques. This course covers puffs, sparkles, blobs, flares, smoke, sparks, and blasts, so you’ll be prepared to create particles for almost any scenario.

Topics include:

  • Setting up the project in After Effects
  • Generating a particle blob
  • Hand tracking particles into the plate
  • Patching the background
  • Creating particle puffs, sparkles, and explosions
  • Motion tracking elements
  • Color grading shots
  • Keying green screen
  • Layering particles

VFX Techniques: Creating Particle Effects : Video Lessons

  • Welcome34s
  • Using the exercise files35s
  • Breakdown of final comps2m 3s
  • Setting up the project in After Effects2m 41s
  • Working with Cineon files3m 3s
  • Color grading for night2m 9s
  • Generating a particle blob4m 21s
  • Hand tracking particles into the plate5m 42s
  • Patching the background6m 54s
  • Creating a particle puff5m 13s
  • Creating a trailing particle sparkle5m 40s
  • Creating a streaked particle blast5m 33s
  • Creating light spill5m 47s
  • Adding a fake shadow and flare3m 34s
  • Copying footage and effects4m 1s
  • Motion tracking elements5m 13s
  • Continuing with motion tracking7m 37s
  • Creating smoke with simple particles6m 2s
  • Creating sparks with particles3m 17s
  • Reusing particles6m 27s
  • Adding the blast as a 3D layer6m 42s
  • Integrating a CG explosion5m 5s
  • Creating glowing embers7m 29s
  • Rotoscoping the foreground5m 29s
  • Color grading the shot3m 49s
  • Preparing the green screen6m 28s
  • Keying green screen7m 12s
  • Time remapping and split screening5m 12s
  • Preparing CG particles9m
  • Using the Liquify effect8m 39s
  • Layering the particles3m 49s
  • Final relighting8m 9s
  • Looking at the final project22s
  • Next steps25s

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