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Volumetric Lights

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Learn how to create volumetric lights without using external plugins. Enhance the “look and feel” of your projects by lightening them a bit.
After Effects 7 Pro
Lights
Tips'n Tricks

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"Volumetric lights are very simple way to add mood to your projects. Light going through the clouds, through the window, through the water surface, or whatever really. It makes a whole difference.

After watching this tutorial you will know how to create simple volumetric lights without using any 3rd-party plugins. Just match your volume lights with your footage, apply some blending modes, maybe even colorize the lights a little bit, and you'll achieve next level of quality. You must try this one out."
by maltaannon.com

The effect is based on a 3-D Layer with 'Fractal Noise' applied to it and an Adjustment Layer above with a 'CC Radial Fast Blur' to fake the 'volumetric'.

Effects & Plugins

Fractal Noise, CC Radial Fast Blur

(Min. Version: After Effects 7 Pro, Category: Lights, Type: Tips'n Tricks)
posted by MicGyver on Feb 23, 2009

 

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