To fully mess with climatic effects may require elaborate 3D simulations, but even then, the compositing approach remains much the same. The chapter's focus has been on how elements behave in the real world, and how best to emulate that reality in After Effects. This approach should serve you well even if an element is neededfrost, say, or hailthat was not covered directly here.

The next chapter heats things up with fire, explosions, and other combustibles.

Pyrotechnics Fire, Explosions, Energy Phenomena

Section I. Working Foundations

The 7.0 Workflow

The Timeline

Selections: The Key to Compositing

Optimizing Your Projects

Section II. Effects Compositing Essentials

Color Correction

Color Keying

Rotoscoping and Paint

Effective Motion Tracking

Virtual Cinematography


Film, HDR, and 32 Bit Compositing

Section III. Creative Explorations

Working with Light

Climate: Air, Water, Smoke, Clouds

Pyrotechnics: Fire, Explosions, Energy Phenomena

Learning to See


Adobe After Effects 7. 0 Studio Techniques
Adobe After Effects 7.0 Studio Techniques
ISBN: 0321385527
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 157

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