Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Nov 11, 2014
Duration
2h 1m
Description

Throughout this Maya tutorial, we'll create dynamic weather effect from start to finish. Starting with a piece of live action footage, we'll create a match move camera, then we'll set up rain and blowing leaves using Maya nParticles. We'll finish by rendering our simulations out in V-Ray and composite them over our footage in NUKE. After completing this Maya training, you'll have created your own dynamic weather elements, that'll help you effectively change the look and feel of your own videos. Software required: Maya 2014, NUKE 8, PFTrack 2013, V-Ray 24241.

About the author
About the author

Andrew Romatz is a CG Lead artist with over 10 years of experience in the VFX industry.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Andrew Romatz. I'm a CG lead artist at a52 in Santa Monica. Some of my latest projects include work for Nike, Cisco, Fox Sports, and Lexus. In this course we are going to be creating rain and debris elements and integrating them into live action footage using PFTrack, Maya, and NUKE. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning how to set up a camera track for a live action shot, create a dynamic simulation with end particles and instance geometry, light and render our particles in V-Ray, and composite our renders into our footage in NUKE. By the end of the training you will have learned how to create an effects shot from start to finish. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and I'm excited to share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.