Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects
Topic: Glows, Blurs, Rays or Streaks
In this tutorial, Jayse will show you how to use some of the cool new 3D features of After Effects 5 as well as using the new plug-in called Shine to liven up the scene. This particular look was, believe it or not, somewhat distantly inspired by the Death Star scenes in Star Wars. I know what you’re saying, “How typical!”, but I really love the idea of starting far away from something and then flying, or falling into it as it becomes a bigger picture. The movie “The Matrix”; uses these kind of transitions to great effect. I was also inspired by “Shine” — the plug-in, not the movie. After seeing some of the effects it could achieve, I decided to put it to use in this show opener.