Optical Flares Update 1.2.129

Hey just a quick note, there is a new version of Optical Flares 1.2.129 that addresses some

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5 years ago
Translucent Spikes

The wire monster is back… but this time it’s personal. Not really, but my goal was to create a material that was somewhat translucent or plastic. I don’t know why I have been experimenting so much but I REALLY don’t know why I even post it. Oh well.

For the technical folks, I used a light material blended with a reflective material instead of sss. About 2 min to render at 1K rez.

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5 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: Advanced Time Freeze

Good news, the Payment Plan tutorial is now online!

In this in-depth 30-minute tutorial, we will be adding suspended glass into a live action shot using a 3D program. This technique can be used to combine many types of 3D element or layers for infinite creative possibilities.

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5 years ago
3D Experimental

Slow news day I guess but here is another experimental project I’ve been working on. It was created in 3D max with a particle system randomly positioning the spikes. Rendered with V-Ray.

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5 years ago
NEW TUTORIAL: Particle Shadows

In this EXCITING new tutorial we’ll learn a powerful method for casting realistic shadows with Particular. At first we will setup a simple scene using a custom sprite and then dive in to creating the Shadow illusion. I even included a quick demo showing you how I created the future balls in 3D Max.

This handy technique finally offers a simple way to create nice looking shadows for the things your already create with Particular with an added level of realism. The shadows are dynamic and fully customizable for hard or soft looking results. I hope this helps some of you out, I know it has been a great addition to my work.

The project file is available to download using AE CS4 & Particular 2.

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5 years ago
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