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.
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.
- 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