Can’t take a ton of time on it, because the turn around time on the production is quick, but I’m using my position to get a hold of any chances I can to work on FX. Here’s a little rocket exhaust / contrail from an out of control character.
This is a pretty complicated (but imperfect) 2D flash build spinning in 3 dimensions, and the effect is one layer of smoke trail, an overlay layer of spiral smoke, and and underlay layer to complete the “rings of smoke” around the main trail. Then taken into AE for a glow and some shading fx to that main smoke trail, and then some motion blur to all of the fx. It’s gonna look really good once we have the moving background behind everything.© Copyright John Hill, All rights Reserved. Written For: Awesometania