Allan McKay Fire Ball Mega Course [2 to 8 of 10] + Project Files
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Check out the 10 video, 15 hour high-end visual effects training exploring how to create a complete visual effects shot of a fireball ripping through the interior of a plane.
Discover how to create a movie-style explosion using current real-world production techniques
The course, which is divided up into 10 separate videos, covers the entire process of creating a movie-quality VFX shot, including simulation, lighting and shading, and compositing.
Inidividual videos cover the fireball itself, ash and sparks, and flame bursts. McKay also focuses on rigid body dynamics, using the data from the fluid simulation to rip apart the interior of the plane.
Simulation is carried out 3ds Max, FumeFX and thinkingParticles, and compositing in Nuke, Fusion and After Effects, although McKay says that it’s possible to apply the general principles in any software.
McKay describes the course as advanced-level, and the training focuses on techniques used in production, including setting up the environment procedurally, optimising fluid simulations, and choroegraphing shots.
There is also an entire video devoted to scripting production tools.
As well as the videos, McKay is making project files from the shot available to download, including the shaders and compositing scene files; plus the final rendered frames.