Hi! Im working on a sequence where there's going to be a huge explosion of energy, similar to a nuclear blast.
This blast is going to generate a strong backlight to some skyscrapers that will be shown on camera. I want strong sharp edges to the shadows and "light streaks" at the corners of the buildings. I will create the buildings in 3ds max.
So my real question is: Should I make this backligt effect in after effects or in 3ds max, and how?
Ps, I own Video Copilots Optical flares and tried to create this but I didn't get the result i was looking for.
Re: create strong backlight by Jeffrey Kaplan on Jun 21, 2010 at 9:23:33 pm
[Christoffer Matsson]"I want strong sharp edges to the shadows and "light streaks" at the corners of the buildings."
Since you are modeling the skyscrapers in 3D max - I would render out a separate shadow pass of your "hard edged" shadows for composite. As for the light streaks - do you happen to have trapcode Shine? If not - try CC shine and see if that gives you the desired effect.