Introduction to Trapcode Lux in After Effects

In this series of tutorials, you will learn how to use the Lux plugin from Trapcode. Software required: Adobe After Effects CC 2014, Trapcode Suite.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 4, 2015
Duration
34m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jul 4, 2015
Duration
34m
Description

In this series of tutorials, you will learn how to use the Lux plugin from Trapcode. First, we are going to color-correct this cloud footage for Lux. Then, we will use Lux with a point light to create a sun, and then we'll use it with spot lights to create rays. Finally, we will use some techniques to integrate the artificial sun into the real sky. After you watch this series of tutorials, you will have a thorough knowledge of a very useful plugin that can make your shots look awesome. Software required: Adobe After Effects CC 2014, Trapcode Suite.

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About the author

Feeding his obsession with film making since he was 13 years old, Evan has built a mountain of industry experience from working on things like 300, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, and South Park.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Evan James. In this series of tutorials, you will learn how to use the Lux plugin from Trapcode. But first we'd like to thank Dissolve, and contributor Nikita Maykov, for their time-lapse footage of clouds that was used in this series of lessons. You can access this same video, and thousands of others, at dissolve. com. So first you are going to color-correct this cloud footage for Lux, then you will use Lux with a point light to create a sun. And then with spotlights to create rays. Finally we'll use some techniques to integrate the artificial sun into the real sky. After you watch this series of tutorials, you will have a thorough knowledge of a very useful plugin that can make your shots look literally awesome. So with that, let's go ahead and get started.